Traditional ruler, Adamawa ©

MCN/Kelechi Ezumah

December 2022

The Borno State Government and the Borno State Council of Traditional Rulers have adopted a code of conduct for traditional rulers. The code of conduct, which stipulates acceptable norms and rules of behaviour for traditional rulers in the state, was prepared with support from the Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCN) Programme, as part of its interventions to strengthen community conflict management mechanisms. 

An event was held to adopt the code of conduct on 13 December 2022 at the Palace of the Shehu of Borno, Maiduguri, Borno State. Participants included traditional rulers, senior government officials, security officers, representatives of civil society organisations, and the media.

Borno is the last MCN target state to adopt a code of conduct for its traditional rulers with support from the programme.

“The approved code of conduct will guide the behaviour, conduct and actions of traditional rulers as they work to earn the respect of the people and maintain the long-cherished institution. I urge all traditional leaders in Borno to get a copy of the code of conduct and put it into practice in their daily lives and interactions.”

His Eminence, Alh. Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin Al-Kanami CFR, Shehu of Borno and Chairman, Borno State Council of Chiefs