The chairman, Kwara State Council of Traditional Rulers and Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, has expressed the urgent need for the restructuring of Nigeria and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to make the best use of the report of the 2014 National Conference to achieve that purpose. The monarch also expressed confidence that Nigeria would not disintegrate, despite the numerous challenges facing it, stressing that media practitioners should be committed to ethical practice. He said:
“The law is made for the people and people are not made for law. Nigerian people have gathered for a purpose, the people have spoken through their representatives. So the parliament would have to endorse it for necessary criteria that had been drawn up in the constitution.
‘’Having done that it will now be passed as a bill and people of Nigeria can now say they have given unto themselves this piece in the constitution. The one given to us by the military was not by the people of this country. The military only gave us that one to guide and rule us. Men are not supposed to be made for law, but rather, laws are supposed to be made for man.
And the constitution of Nigeria will be the grand norm”. The highest norm, law in the land so that whatever may happen since we are still in the period of restructuring, probably the document gathered during the confab should be looked into as part of documents for restructuring. I believe it should not be thrown into dustbin as the experienced professor, Professor Agboola Gambari.”
Worried by the unending menace of the Boko Haram on innocent nigerians, Emir of Ilorin also called on the Federal Government to identify sponsors of deadly Boko Haram insurgency in the country, expressing the hope that the insurgency would come to an end when the sponsors were identified.
He also said that the state was glad to have Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, as an indigene of the state, assuring that the number three man would perform creditably for national growth and progress. The monarch, who charged journalists to be socially responsible in their news writing at every critical moment, said that they should protect corporate existence of Nigeria, and not write anything that will divide the country or its people.