21 August By Georgina Humphrey
The Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Olorunfemi Fanwo has been conferred with the chieftaincy title of the Obatunluse Of Otafun-Amuro Land.
A statement signed by him says the conferment was in recognition of his immense contributions to the development of Otafun Amuro Community in Mopamuro Local Government Area of
According to the statement the Traditional Council says they are proud of the good works of Fanwo as an illustrious son of the community who has attracted laudable developmental projects to the area and for facilitating appointments for their sons and daughters.
Earlier in his address the representative of Governor Yahaya Bello, who is the Commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Asiwaju Idris Asiru says Fanwo is a beloved son and loyalist of Governor Bello Who often leverage on his relationship with the Governor to attract development to his people, Yagba communities and the entire Okun nation.
He notes with delight that agriculture, which is the mainstay of the people in the area is receiving deep and accelerated attention from the Governor of the State.
It explains that this move will stimulate economic growth at the rural areas, adding that he is not surprised that the efforts of the Commissioner towards the development of the community is being recognized and appreciated.
While conducting the traditional rites of the conferment on the Obatunluse of Otafun-Amuro, Kingsley Fanwo and his lovely wife, the Alafin of Otafun-Amuro, Chief Kayode Atteh states that the Community is fully aware and have come to appreciate the developmental strides of their son Kingsley Fanwo who has done them proud and they are happy to honour him.
In his acceptance speech, Hon Kingsley Fanwo expresses his appreciation and assured the community that their traditional stool will soon be upgraded with the support given to Governor Yahaya Bello during the last election.
He says the Community should continue to support the Government, stating that anyone who is against the party in power doesn’t love his or her people.
“I want to thank the good people of Otafun Amuro for supporting the reelection bid of the Governor, It gives me the mandate to lobby the development-oriented Governor for more projects.
Anyone who is not supporting the party in power is not doing any favor to his or her community. Fanwo added.