07 December 2020 by Ohikwo Muhammad
The Kogi State Government has enjoined traditional rulers in the State not to relent in ensuring peace and security of their domains.
The State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Salami Ozigi made the call during the Traditional Council of Chiefs meeting in Lokoja.
The Commissioner who said maintenance of peace and security was the hallmark of the present administration sought collaboration with the monarchs in the sustenance of peace.
“You will agree with me that this regime is doing its best to attend to Your needs , I wish to therefore charge you to partner with the administration in fighting crimes as you all know that there can’t be any meaningful development in an atmosphere of insecurity of lives and property” he said.
He urged the traditional rulers to always adhere strictly to due process in selection of candidates to occupy
traditional stools so as not to create tension in their communities.
The Commissioner paid glowing tributes to the Late Attah Igala, Michael Ameh Oboni II, who was the President, Kogi State Traditional Council of Chiefs and announced the appointment of Ohinoyi Ebiraland, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim as the Acting President of the State Traditional Council of Chiefs.
The Commissioner further announced Ejeh Dekina, Alhaji Usman Obaje as Chairman, Kogi East Traditional Council of Chiefs.
In his response, the Ohinoyi Ebiraland, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim appreciated the monarchs for standing by truth and honour at all times and urged them to work with him to strengthen the traditional institution in the State.
A valedictory was also held in honour of the late Attah Igala.