By Ikhili Monday EBALU, Benin city
His Royal Highness, Alhaji Aliru H. Momoh, Ikelebe III, Otaru of Auchi, on Monday, charged traditional rulers across the country to administer justice in their domains to foster peace, progress and economic development.
He gave the charge at the 21 Auchi Day Annual Celebration of Allah Most High held at the Palace grounds in Edo North.
Otaru said the traditional rulers have been saddled with the enormous responsibility of administering justice in their domains without minding whose horse is gorged adding they are next to God based on their roles.
He said the problems militating against the country today are because we have allowed injustice to thrive.
According to him “traditional rulers are next to Almighty God because he has given us the earth to take care of and what we need to do is to ensure that justice prevails in whatever we do because justice has no boundary. Justice does not have father, brother or sister.
“So, whatever we do, we must ensure that justice prevails. The problems we are facing today is because of injustice. So as traditional, we have it as our own responsibility to ensure justice is served to everyone without minding who is involved”
Speaking also, the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki while congratulating the people of Auchi on a successful hosting of the year’s event, said they must promote the culture of peace for rapid economic development of the people.
The governor, represented by the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Hon. Mariam Abubakar said the government has bent on driving the economics of the state through agriculture and that the people of the community should make effort to key into its programme.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the chairman of the of the occasion, chief Omamofe Boyo, expressed satisfaction at the dimension the annual event has taken in grooming the children in Quran recitation.