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Barr. Tanko Begins Peace Parley With Osuku, Onzo Communities To Stem Farmer Clash Over Land Dispute, Says Ohimegye Ask Him To Oversee The Farmlands



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By Yahaya Idris, Koton-Karfe.

In his quest to find lasting solution to crisis rocking two sisters communities situated in Koton-Karfe South East electoral ward in Kogi Local Government Area of the State, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Kogi State on Local and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Chief (Barr.) Muhammed Tanko Musa while speaking to stakeholders from Osuku, Onzo and others representatives from neighboring communities on Thursday, said today expanded critical meeting is mandated to restore law and order for the trouble community inline with directives given to him by His Royal Majesty, Agaba Idu and Ohimegye Igu Koton-Karfe kingdom, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Sani Isah-Koto to finally put to rest the pending farmlands issue that has over a long period of time turn brothers and sisters against each others.

According to the award winning legal luminary cum successful pragmatic and result oriented grassroot political pundit said with the power granted on his person by the paramount ruler, the Agaba Idu and most respected Ohimegye Igu of Koton-Karfe to oversee the land in question in order to work out modality towards achieving peace and also amicable resolution between the two rivalry communities which its residents have been on squabble for some decade now. Hence for an intensive meeting with critical stakeholders to caution farmers from further clashing on the issue that has already been settle by the paramount ruler.

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Globaltimesnigeria reports that most clashes between predominantly Osuku/Onzo farmers occur during the farming season when farmers accuse each other of sabotage on the farmlands they both Allegedly claimed ownership to.

Barr. Tanko who is also the immediate past Administrator of Kogi Local Government Area warned during a peace parley with Osuku and Onzo stakeholders at his Koton-Karfe resident in Kogi Local Government Area that no farmer should go against Ohimegye’s wise counseling saying if accepted and respected the matter will be laid to rest without vendetta, adding that the paramount ruler has order that the farmers from both community who farm on the farmlands can go about their normal farming activities and warned that anyone who stands as an obstacle to the Ohimegye’s verdict will be punished. He reminded the gathering that Ohimegye said he will soon visit the land in question before end of the raining season with aims to ascertain what was really going on the said farmlands.

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Tanko described as unfortunate that some community leaders have sewed seeds of discords in the minds of the young people to see another person as an enemy which has been the major issue prolonging the matter to this very moment.

Barr. Tanko, however, appealed to affected communities to give peace a chance that no town or community would ever witness development in the face of crisis and urged them to cooperate with him to achieve total peace as mandated by Ohimegye in council.

He thanked the two communities for not only understanding with him but rather honoured his invitation which to him has gladden his heart the more.

“I am going to report back to HRM. Ohimegye Igu kingdom and Agaba Agaba Idu over the latest development and I believed he will so very happy to hear that both community have accepted his verdict”.

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“I would like to have a comprehensive lists of those participating farmers farming on the farmlands in order to report back to Ohimegye for next action”.

The Chiefs from various communities in attendance include, Taru of Osuku, HRH. Alhaji Hussaini Salihu, Chief Edee of Onzo, Mall. Yakubu Idris, Chief Uzee of Ukumu, Mall Abdullahi Yahaya, Chief of Usikaku, Mall Zeegu and Chief Gbadaragi of Onumaye and others critical stakeholders were present during the proceeding.

Some Chiefs while contributing during the historic meeting described Barr. Tanko as a very tactical and humane, sincre and generous personality who has his people at heart, according to them for Ohimegye to have entrusted the land into Barr. Tanko care mean Agaba Idu has serious interest towards making sure the matter is brought to rest.

Barr. Tanko was accompanied by well-wishers, friends, supporters and aides, his former Chief Security Officer, Hon. Haruna Abacha and some family members.

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Barr. Tanko Lauds Ohimegye Igu Over Equitable Distribution of Socio-Economic Amenities In Ozi Community.



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Barr. MTM Osuku with his learned colleague, Barr. Tanko Abdulrahman Ozi shortly after Ohimegye ruling at the palace.

Yahaya Idris, Koton-Karfe.

In a bid to maintain harmonious coexistence among his subjects, the Ohimegye Igu, His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Sani Isah-Koto on Friday, resolved a long standing disagreement among the residents of Ozi which was occasioned by social and economic deprivation of some bonafide members of the community.

The paramount ruler who invited the disputants and relevant stakeholders to his palace for amicable resolutions on the contentious matters of social and economic activities,  prevailed on all parties to agree on reasonable sharing formula in the interest of peace and progress.

He counselled against cornering common wealth to cause disunity and turning brothers in Ozi community against each other.

In his remarks, Senior Special Assistant on Local Government and  Chieftaincy Affairs to the Governor,  Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa  commended the Ohimegye for his royal wisdom as  shown  in his fatherly ruling on such crucial matter that affects the lives and properties of the people.

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Barr. who is Danmasani a traditional tittle in Kotonkarfe stated further that the fatherly role the Ohimegye played will go a long way in entrenching peace and harmony among the people of Ozi and should be emulated by other communities.

Similarly, the Danmasani Koton-Karfe and Head of the peace committee on Lakwo land submitted an Interim Report on the dispute between Onzo and Osuku communities to the Ohimegye.

It will be recalled that following disagrees between the Onzo and Osuku communities over farmlands, the Ohimegye Igu, Alhaji AbdulRazak Sani Isa-Koto, assigned one of his traditional tittle holders, the Danmasani to preside over a committee to promptly wade into the matter for amicable resolution.

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The interim report though not read out, is said to has dwelt on the achievement of the much needed peace and agreement to negotiate on the disputed lands.

Barr.Tanko, while submitting the interim report, urged the Ohimegye as the father to all sons and daughters of Kogi LGA not to allow some selfish elements to divert his attention from the course of justice he has already taken, stressing that he has every right to pass Judgement that will keep his people under the peaceful atmosphere.

In his remarks, the former member Kogi state House of Assembly, Hon. Barr. Tanko Abdulrahman Ozi, who represented Kogi/Koto constituency, lauded Ohimegye Igu on the ruling and described his benevolence to his people as gift from the Almighty God. He added that the royal ruling passed by paramount ruler is a testimony of the originality of his true personality, and prayed God to sustain His Royal Majesty to witness more years on the throne.

Ohimegye Igu, Agaba Idu, HRM. Alhaji Abdulrazaq Sani Isah-Koto.

His Royal Majesty, Ohimegye in his ruling advised the people of his Kingdom, to always show kindness towards others, their family and the entire Kogi LG. He noted that there will be no development in a rancorous society and therefore sue for peace, unity, and love for one another.

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The Monarch frowned at the attitude of those illegally claiming ownership of community land at detriment of others urging them to desist that such attitude will breed underdevelopment.

He thanked the former Administrator for presenting him with an Interim Report on Lakwo Land urging him to keep up doing the good job for his people. He further reassured him of his continued support.

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Kogi Water Supply: Gov. Bello, Water Resources Commissioner, Danga Have Performed



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Kogi Water Resources Commissioner, Hon. Danga Exceeding all expectations


By Odaudu Abraham

I would have loved to be silent on anything that has to do with politics mostly in my dear Kogi state but on this I must voice out.

If there is one desire I have always hoped for before the emergence of Governor Yahaya Bello, was a revolution where the youths will take over the leadership of the state and steer it for a better and great Kogi State of our dream.

Your Excellency Sir, if not for anything you have won my support and loyalty. You have me as your own from the Eastern part of the state, Hon Abdulmumin Danga has won my love for you through his stewardship and giant strides recorded in my district mostly my village.

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At about 9:15 a:m one faithful day sitting gently under tree when a group of youths arrived my community which is about 30 minutes drive away from Dekina town, I hardly identify between the commissioner and his fellowers, very simple, calm, intelligent and committed.

On approaching us, the commissioner for water Resources said” Good Morning all and we gently replied the August visitors, am here to do my job as directed by my Boss who appointed me. He has given me a marching oder that no community in Kogi state or citizens deserves to suffer for Water, on this note am here to sink over five Boreholes for you all in this community and I shall inspect this job myself.

Hon. Danga putting smile on the faces of Kogi Youths

What an astonished moment, I was speechless but the heart was full of joy. I look at the clouds and said, God bless Yahaya Bello and Abdulmumin Danga as my generation shall remember them for good and posterity shall judge them for good.

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On this note, the geologist imidiately took the bool by horn, they heat up with their survey in five different flash point and work is about to commence. My community will soon witness a giant strides were the old and the young will stop trecking for minutes to access water from the stream.

Thank you Your Excellency Alh Yahaya Bello and Hon Abdulmumin Danga for reaching out to my community here in kogi East

Earlier there was the good news that heat up the polity about BILIVISCO company which is about to change the tune of Kogi central through Osara dam, what a project by His Excellency Alh Yahaya Bello and Hon Abdulmumin Danga… Your ministry is working Sir.

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You deserve an accolades, the youths and indeed kogi east are proud of you.

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Barr. Tanko Familiarization Meeting With Gbagy’s Community In Kogi LG



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Barr. Tanko playing host to Gbagy community in Kogi LGA who visited him on Friday in Lokoja.

By Yahaya Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa on Friday morning received a delegation from Gbagy community in Koton-Karfe, Kogi Local Government Area.

The meeting held at his Lokoja resident, and the delegation has in attendance elders, youths, women and community chiefs who have comes in Solidarity to Familiarize, support and pray for him in order to succeed in his new office and his interest to contest the forthcoming council election to continued selflessly serve his people.

Mr. Moses Bawa from Tawari community is the leader of the delegation, supported by Mr. John J. P Gazhaki, in his address, described Barr. Tanko as a man of his word, honour who command respect from all the tribal extractions in Kogi LG.

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He said they were in his resident to formally inform him of their plight in Kogi LG which needed to be address urgently for ease of administrative representation, dexterity of purpose, unity and Development of the council.

The group Appreciated the efforts of Barr. Tanko for wholeheartedly accommodating all irrespective of tribes, parties during his days in office as the Administrator of Kogi LG and their resolve to overwhelmingly support him stand a better chance ahead of others having been trusted, tested tried and proven.

According to him, only what is needed is to ensure the Gbagy’s are given opportunity to serve as it was done to others tribes in the area.

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Pleaded with him to use his good office to consider the Gbagy’s chiefs for staff of office in their various community which if succeeded will guarantee more unity, peace and spirit of togetherness. He said.

In his response, Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa, expressed joy at the caliber of persons who have joined the delegation to visited him today, saying that he is very confident and convinced beyond doubt that the good thing is about to happened in their land. He call on all and sundry to be United and build on the love which is currently prevalent within the Gbagy’s race, assuring them that the government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello is already in the picture of Kogi LG politics.

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Tanko who is also the Immediate past Administrator of Kogi Local Government Area described Gbagy’s extraction as a peaceful people who coexist peacefully with others tribes in the council and always talk about development wherever they found themselves.

Those present during the meeting are, the leader of the delegation Mr. Moses Bawa Tawari, Mr. John JP Gazhaki, Gbagy Youth Council President, Mr. Zaki Godwin Shana, youths representatives from Gbagy communitues were all presents.

Others includes:, Chikara Community head, Idu Community head, Robomi community head, Ahoko Gbagy community head, Adayi common head, Tawari community head, Shama community head, Orehi community head and Robomi North community head and among others.

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