The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaha Bello says his administration will continue to follow due process in compliance with the rule of law in the selection of traditional rulers in the state.
He stated this at Ugwolawo during the Coronation of a first-class chief his Royal Highness Alhaji Akwu Obaje the new Eje Ofu in ofu local government area of the state.
Governor Yahaha Bello represented by his Senior Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Patrick Onogu while Congratulating Alhaji Akwu Obaje on his well-deserved selection as the new Eje Ofu said, the role of Traditional Institutions can not be overlooked due to its significant role in ensuring peace, unity and good governance.
Governor Bello used the occasion to appeal to Traditional Rulers to compliment Government efforts in ensuring adequate security of Lives and Property for citizens.
In a goodwill message, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado bayero represented by the Zanann Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ahmad Sadiq urged the new Eje Ofu to rule his subjects with justice and the fear of God.
In separate remarks, the Ohimege Igu of Koton Karfi, Alhaji Isah Koto, the Chairman, Igala Traditional Area Council and Eje Dekina, Alhaji Usman Obaje, and the Senator representing Kogi-East, Alhaji Jibrin Echocho urged the Monarch to promote peaceful coexistence among all tribes in his domain.
In his acceptance Speech, the Eje Ofu, Alhaji Akwu Obaje promised to work with relevant Authorities to ensure good welfare for his subjects and called for support and understanding by people of Kogi state in the discharge of his duties.
at the occasion Prayers were offered for the Monarch by An Islamic Cleric Sheikh Abubakar Sediq Shuaib as well as with Cultural displays to the guests who witnessed the Coronation.
Our correspondent reports that the Traditional Ruler is to be presented the Staff of office on a later date by the Kogi State Governor.
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