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Ooni backs NATCOM to tackle illegal weapons

In an effort to eliminate illegal arms in the country, the council of traditional rulers has voiced its support for the National Commission for the Coordination and Control of the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NATCOM).

Co-chair of Nigeria’s council of traditional rulers who also doubles as the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi while giving the support commended the commission’s effort in making Nigeria a safe haven. 

Receiving the acting Director General of the commission, Otunba Adejare Rewane Adegbenro in his palace, he stated that the council was prepared to collaborate with the commission to reach the grassroots.

“The truth is we need to connect and inter-connect more with the grassroots. Thanks to you (Otunba Adejare Adegbenro) for associating with us. Call us, anytime, anyday. We are ready to support all the way. On behalf of the council of traditional rulers in which I’m the co-chair, my self and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Saad Abubakar. We work closely together to better the lots of country. I can assure you. You are on the right path. We like your passion, keep it up”

In his earlier remarks, the acting Director General called for a collaboration between security agencies and traditional institution while enlisting the support of the traditional institution for NATCOM.

“Today I have come to see kabiesi to solicit his support and make sure that every aspect of NATCOM comes to fruition. We just have to  make sure NATCOM works for Nigeria and we bring this proliferation of illegal arm to the barest minimum. We must ensure that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s administration succeed irrespective of the cartel. I’m not afraid. I’m ready for anybody” 

NATCOM, which was passed into law by the 9th assembly,  has initiated training programs for new recruits across the nation

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