By Ndu Samuel
Traditional rulers in Delta state have condemned the the killing of Nigerians both in the country and abroad particularly the xenophobic attacks on life and properties in South Africa.
The royal fathers under the umbrella of Delta State Traditional Rulers council made this known on Tuesday at the end of the councils meeting in government house Asaba.
Reading the communique reached at the meeting, the Chairman of the council Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor the II noted that it was unfortunate that such ill treatment is given to Nigerians, despite the contribution of Nigeria to the country both before, during and after the apartheid.
The council also called on president Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action on federal roads in the state, which they noted are in deplorable conditions
They listed the roads that are in need of attention to include the Benin- Asaba expressway, the Abavo – Obiaruku – Eku road,the Benin- Sapele – Warri road,DSC Ovwian Aladja road among others have become a death trap emphasizing that if nothing was done urgently more lives and valuables might be lost.
On the issue of state police,the traditional rulers urged the federal government to conclude action as the move will enhance security in all parts of the country.
The monarchs advised Deltans to remain peaceful and supportive of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to sustain the present tempo of development in all parts of the state.