The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, has reiterated the need to create a constitutional role for traditional rulers in the country.

Fagbemi stated this while speaking at the turning-of-the-sod ceremony of the Bar building project of the Ibadan branch of the Nigerian Bar Association.

He said this was necessary because traditional institutions remained the most accessible and closest to the citizens.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) noted also that traditional rulers play a great and vital role in maintaining peaceful co-existence in their various communities.