Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar described Traditional Rulers as the backbone of peaceful coexistence of the people in the country.
The Governor made the remark when he received the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwasi and two other monarchs from the Niger Delta Region who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House.
Alhaji Badaru Abubakar expressed his appreciation over the visit adding that their visit signifies that Nigeria is one irrespective of tribe, religion or political affiliation.
Earlier the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwasi applauded the warm reception accorded to him, saying that the visit is to foster peaceful coexistence between the North, South, East and West.
He described that our unity and strength lies in our diversity and called on all to strengthen the unity for a better nation.