By Yahaya Idris, Kogi
The new Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Kogi State, Barr. Salami Ozigi Deedat has appealed to the Traditional rulers and their Councils to give their maximum support to the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello. As being given in his last four (4) years of tenure.
The Commissioner made the appeal while on a one day familiarization tour to two traditional rulers in the State, HRM. Dr. Michael Ameh Oboni, the Attah Igala and President Kogi State Council of Chiefs and HRM. Alhaji Dr. Ado Ibrahim, Ohinoyi of Ebira Land and Vice President Kogi State Council of Chiefs in their palaces at Idah and Okene respectively.
And Elders in council where not left out in receiving their August visitors amidst mammoth crowds and Jubilations especially from the youths and women in the area.
The first point of call was the palace of HRM. Dr. Michael Oboni, the Attah Igala, where the Hon. Commissioner Mr. Abdulsalami Deedat stated that their visit to the traditional rulers symbolizes the existing unity, harmony and peaceful co existence, between the traditional rulers and government in power. Regardless of socio-cultural, ethnic and religious differences.
He stressed that the role of the traditional rulers in the socio-political stability and economic integration can never be neglected, reiterating that the Traditional rulers have contributed tremendously to the success since the coming of this administration led by Governor Yahaya Bello.
Deedat told the Traditional rulers that his visit to their palaces was to renew synergy assured them of the continuation of governance despite minor changes, adding that he has come to consolidate on legacies built over the years by his predecessor.
The Commissioner who commended traditional rulers over their immense contribution to maintenance of peace, law and order in various domains, assured the royal fathers that the government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello is on top of the situation as various security strategies are on to curb the growing insecurity challenges in the state.
He also told the two royal fathers that Governor Yahaya Bello is the most security conscious Governor Kogi is lucky to have in view of his relentless fight against security challenges.
While commending them for their fatherly roles and unflinching support to the government of the day, the Commissioner, described their loyalty as historic and a welcome development.
In their vote of thanks, the Administrators of Idah and Okene LGAs Hon. Odoma and Mall. (Engr.) Muhammed Abdulrazaq respectively in their welcome address thanked the commissioner and their colleagues for their visit particularly to the royal fathers and ask them to feel at home.
They equally thanked the royal fathers on behalf of their colleagues for their support to the government of the day in areas of sustainable peace and offering advise and solution to the government.
Speaking earlier, the Administrator of Kogi, Koton-Karfe LG, Hon. (Barr) Muhammed Tanko Musa, in remark, thanked the royal fathers for their hospitality. Adding that the traditional rulers have been supportive, collaborative and strongly behind the successive governments particularly the present administration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello. He enjoined them to continue in the same spirit by giving their unflinching support to the current administration of Governor Yahaya Bello. He prayed God in his infinite mercy to guide, protect the royal fathers to continue with their duties successfully.
ALGON Chairman and Administrator of Ijumu LG, Alhaji Isah Taufiq said Kogi Royal Fathers’ contributions, counseling, opinions, views and ideas are mostly needed by the current administration of Gov Yahaya Bello in its determination to fight against insecurity challenges and other social vices .
He also said all the 21 LGAs Administrators were always welcomed and felt at home whenever they met their various Royal fathers. Alhaji Taufiq noted that Governor Yahaya Bello has a great high esteem respect for the traditional institution in the state.
The visit expected to be continue to Kabba and Koton-Karfe in continuation of consultations with Royal fathers. The event was peacefully, orderly and full of blessings from the Royal Fathers.
The tour had in attendance, the Commissioner for LG & Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Abdulsalami Ozigi Deedat, All 21 LGAs Administrators with their Media Aides and supporters.
Ebira Builders Association, Ganaja Junction Seek Support For their Well-being
Ebira Builders Association has called for more support for his Excellency, Gov. Bello’s Adminstration towards giving the dividends of democracy to the people.
The people who made this call while receiving The former SSA to the Governor on Alternative Medicine, Hon. Mustapha Onoruoyiza, stated that since the inception of this present Adminstration of Gov. Bello, they have been working tirelessly in ensuring conducive atmosphere and proper conduct in an orderly way, hence their existence so far in Lokoja reflect where they came from, which is the more reason why it should be guided with positivity.
While speaking, the elder stateman of the Association, Elder. Ibrahim Bello prayed for Gov. Bello, calling on all the sundry to usher in their support for the new direction Government.
The Secretary of the association, AbdulKareem Ibrahim Omeiza, on behalf of the group congratulated his Excellency over his supreme court Victory in the last gubernatorial election, he further stated their role in the last election, and immeasurable contributions to the victory recorded in the November 16 Gubernatorial election.
Speaking further, he highlighted some challenges being faced while striving to get their daily bread, despite their active participation in the last election, according to him, there are graduates from different higher institute of learning, skilled labourers, unskilled ones, as well as other workers under building and construction.
In reaction, The former SSA to Governor Bello on Alternative Medicine, Hon. Mustapha Onoruoyiza, thanked them for their support, patience and resilience, which has so far been demonstrated , he also assured the people of government’s readiness to put total stop to their suffering.
” The Government has measures which set aside to empower you with a benefiting and standard equipment to ease the stress, as you all know that, His Excellency’s victory has just been affirmed and I can promise you that your welfare is part of his second term administration agenda” he concluded
President Buhari, Condoles With Gen Buba Marwa Over Loss Of Brother
A press statement signed and issue Tuesday by Femi Adesina,
Special Adviser to the President on
Media and Publicity, said President Muhammadu Buhari prays God’s comfort and succour for former Lagos State military administrator and All Progressives Congress stalwart, Brigadier-General Mohammed Buba Marwa, on the loss of his younger brother, Idris, aged 57.
Alhaji Idris Marwa, a successful businessman in Kaduna, passed on Tuesday, after an illness.
Condoling with the Marwa family, President Buhari urges them to take solace in the fact that all mortals are destined to ultimately return to their maker, adding: “What would then matter is how well we have carried out our stewardship on earth, and I believe Idris Marwa played his role well.”
The President asks God to care for the family left by the deceased, and that they will receive the fortitude to bear the loss.
Ondo Election: PDP Candidate, Jegede Wins Polling Unit
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Eyitayo Jegede has won his polling unit.
EyewitnessMedia gathered that he polled 220 votes to defeat Akeredolu of the APC who scored 60 and Agboola who polled seven votes.
Jegede votes at Unit 009, Ward 2, Akure LG located inside Sacred Heart Primary School, Cathedral area of Akure.
At the second unit in the primary school, Jegede polled 158 votes to defeat APC candidate who polled 43 and ZLP candidate Ajayi Agboola who polled four votes.
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