Speech by Engr. Gbenga Adebayo during his visit to the The Emir of Borgu Kingdom, Niger State

Your Royal Highness, Senator Doctor, Alhaji Haliru Dantoro, Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) The Mai of Borgu Kingdom. Ki to ro the 3rd The Emir of Borgu Kingdom, a Distunsguished Foremer SenarCr of the Federal Republic of Nigeria A former Minister of the Federal Vapital Terroty Abuja, Nigeria.


Members of the Council of Chiefs,

Members of the Council of Elder

Palace Elders and Costodians of our great tradition, culture and heritage

The Secretary to His Royal Highness,

Gentlemen of the Press

Ladies of Gentlemen of the Press

Asalamu alakum, warahmatullahi, wabarakatuhul


May the peace and mercy of Almighty Allah subuhanAllahabadtahala …..be upon you His Majesty the Emir of Borgu Kingdom.

You majesty Sir, I thank you for accepting us on this courtesy visit and I pray may the peace of Alhah continue to abide with you as always.

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We are here to pay Homage, and to join our commendation for all of your good works for the peace in our land and most important to seek for your Royal Blessings for us on what we set to and in Kwara and Niger State.


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Your majesty, I greet you for the peace in Borgu kingdom and the harmony amongst your subject, New Bussa is a cosmopoltan City with people from all parts of the Country and of diverse socio- culture and religious beliefs. The peace we enjoy here is a testimony to your good leadership, and we pray that may your shadows never grow less.

We must preserve our heritage and culture, our value system is being eroded by the influence of modern day living. We are loosing touch with our God giving culture and vaues, our local dialects are gradually been eliminated even from premodial communities:

At Royal FM we aim to bring this back by encourage the use of local dialect and educating people about our culture and lifestyles, consequently we plan to establish an ” All native language Radio station, that will broadcast only in our local dialects. New Bussa and the Entire Niger state will be the reach and coverage of this statioof and we solicit your support by providing enable environmthat of security and peace.

As a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria before ascending the throne: we are pleased about the peaceful co existence by all in the Borgu Kingdom.

Your Kingdom, host one of our most important National Infratructure Kainji Power Hydro Electric statuon, Power is a major driver of our sociology economic life as a Nation. kainji, News Bussa in your kingdom is important for us. And Sir, You are in the eyes of the world. We commend your good leadership and statemanship.

Your Royal Highness Sir, as a Nation, we depend on our traditional institutions, as a source of hope towards restoration of peace in the troubled part of our Country.

I would like to take the opportunity of this visit to talk about the need  for Unity and re awaking of our sense of National Consciousness as Nigerians.

The current security challenges we face in Nigeria is worrisome, and there is a need for our traditional leaders and all Men of goodwill to join hands with Government in promoting Peace, harmony and Unity in our Land as embodied in our Quote of arm: UNITY and FAITH.

We are a Blessed Country free of several natural challenges in our world today.  We are free from Natural disasters such as earthquakes, Tsunami and so on: suiside bombing is allien to us, it is allience to our cuearthquake tradition inspire of our diversity. It is strange in our land. Our security challenges are Manmade and we must appeal to all of Nigerians through our traditional insitutions, the custodians of our soci–culture to continue in support for our Government and security operatives in keeping Nigeria Safe and our people united. Because United we stand, divided we fall and the more and better we are together, the greater we shall be.


Your Majesty, our political institutions may fail us: but our traditional institution must not fail us. Political offices are tenured as such no matter how good or bad an elected officer of government is, his tenure will pass away: but as custodians of our culture, our traditional leaders will be here till the end of time as the Lord tarries, you therefore cannot afford to fail us.

There is a need for our traditional rulers to free themselves from any political affiliations, all political office holders, no matter their party affiliations are your subject; our traditional fathers must provide leadership and direction for political office holder in order for them to succeed in public offices. Situations where traditional rulers are politically aligned often heat up the polity, and heighten security situations.

In conlcussions, i call on all our Royal Fathers across the land, to join hands with Govenemnt in tackling the menace of bombing and suicide attack in our land. To call those who are motivating the terrorist to order if they are known and support the Governemnt by providng the with honest, fair and frank advice on contemporary issues at all times.

Nigeria cannot join the league industrialised nations if we do not attract foreign investments, and investments thrives only where there is social and security guarantees. Our rulers have a lot to do and you all owe us a duty in keeping us safe,

Sir, we pray that may your reign continue to record peace and harmony in this kingdom and may almighty Allah continue to endow you with wisdom required to carry on.

Asalamu alakum, warahmatullahi, wabarakatuhul;

May the peace and mercy of Almighty Allah subuhanahu watahala …..be upon you His Majesty the Emir of Borgu Kingdom.

Thank you.

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