Ohinoyi of Ozi Turbans Sons of the Land To Form Cabinet, Sues For Commitment To Duty
By: Joshua Adinoyi
The Ozi Community in Kogi/Koton-Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State was a beehive of activities over the weekend as sons and daughters gathered from within and outside the Area to celebrate the turbaning of worthy and rightful sons of the Area from the ruling houses.
The people who are dressed in various local attires, rolled out drums, showcasing different dance steps while other invited musicians, including Jibril Onutu Egbura, took turns to perform to the admiration of the audience.
The ruling clans of Ozi are Ohina and Onyebu, which had four of their sons each turbanned with different traditional titles.
The Ohinoyi of Ozi, HRH, Mallam Isah Shaibu, while speaking with Newsmen, appreciated Allah for making the ceremony a success, while commending the Paramount ruler, the Ohimege Igu of Koton-Karfe, HRM,
Alhaji Abdulrazak Gambo Isa-Koto, for finding him worthy to serve in the land.
Mallam Shaibu said those turbanned to serve as his cabinet members were selected based on their worth and capacity to deliver the needed results – serving the people selflessly.
The traditional ruler pointed out that he was overwhelmed with joy over the event, pointing out that those turbanned will serve as cabinet members in Ozi to ease the stress attached to the throne.
“A tree does not make a forest no matter how mighty it maybe, that’s why I have to turban worthy personalities to serve as cabinet members in this Community”
He said their turbaning came with ernomous responsibility, stressing that selfless services to the people was part of expectations from them.
Mallam Shaibu enjoined them to live up to their responsibilities towards ensuring a secured and well developed society.
On his part, a former Commissioner in the State, Hon. Abdulrahaman Wuya, described the event as historic, explaining that it was part of the statutory right of the Ohinoyi of Ozi to constitute his cabinet members after coronation.
Hon. Wuya, noted that peaceful coexistence, respect for elders, obedience to constituted authorities were haul marks that brings rapid development, calling on the newly turbanned members of the Community to ensure such traits are maintained in the area.
The former Commissioner and Chairman of KADU, appreciated the Ohimege Igu of Koton-Karfe for creating enabling environment for other Chiefs in the Area to operate while praying Allah to help Ozi Community and the entire kingdom witness unprecedented progress in the years ahead.
On his part, the former Minority Leader of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Barrister Ndakwo Abdulrahaman Tanko, who expressed joy over the success of the program, says the honour done to the sons of the Community was a rare privilege for them to contribute to the growth of the area.
Barr. Tanko pointed out that there was need for those turbanned to work closely with the Ohinoyi of Ozi to promote the peace and unity of the Community, and as well work collectively with the Paramount ruler, the Ohimege-Igu of Koton-Karfe, Alhaji Abdulrazak Gambo Isa-Koto (Agaba idu), whom he described as a man with foresight and blessed with words of wisdom.
Barr. Abdulrahaman Ndakwo Tanko urged them to as well draw government’s attention to the Community to enable the area witness rapid development.
He pointed out that tradional rulers in the Kingdom have been up and doing towards peaceful coexistence of the various tongues in the Area, calling on the newly turbanned members of the Community to also do in their best at sustaining such noble course.
Barr. Tanko also charged them to contribute their quota towards wiping out any form of security threat in the Area, saying the security of lives and property of the people was important towards achieving any meaningful development.
Those turbanned with traditional titles and their salutation include;
1. Mal. Alhassan Ohinoyi Ibrahim – Shaba (Daudu) Ohina Clan
2. Mal. Yunusa Angulu Muhammad – Ondaki Ogbani (Warri) Ohina Clan
3. Mal. Yunusa Abubakar – Ohimozi Ogbani (Dangara) Onyebu Clan
4. Mal. Usman Umar Auta – Ogazuma Ogbani (Agbor) Ohina Clan
5. Mal. Muhammad Mahmud Auta – Assannya Ogbani (Agaba) Ohina Clan
6. Mal. Zakari Yunusa – Sada Ogbani (Tukura) Onyebu Clan
7. Mal. Hussaini A. Yunusa – Galadima (Daudu) Onyebu Clan
8. Mal. Hamza Yunusa Abubakar – Oseze Ogbani (Gata) Onyebu Clan.
Unite The ruling houses and Be A Leader To all – Hon Mahmud urges New Of Emir of Gaya
The Member representing Albasu/ Gaya and Ajingi federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya, has congratulate the new Emir of Gaya Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir on ascending the throne of the emirate.
Mahmud Gaya disclosed this in a congratulatory visit to the new emir at his residence Sunday
Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya further said as Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir basks in the glory of the moment, he should remain peoples’ emir and leader to all and treat all subjects fairly in the course of discharging his duties, adding that this should be his first step to unite all members of the ruling house for the interest of emirate people.
He added that the state government, kingmakers and peoples of the Emirate are confident that His Highness New Emir of Gaya Emirate will consolidate on the solid foundation put in place by his predecessor late Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulqadir Kirmau Mai Gabas.
Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Allah, and remain a Emir to all and prayed to Allah the Almighty to provide the new Emir with wisdom and guidance in the discharge of this responsibility.
Imo Deputy Speaker, Amara Iwuanyanwu Says PMB’s Visits Was An Opportunity To Glance At Projects Done So Far By Gov Hope Uzodimma
President Muhammad Buhari recent visit to the Imo State has be commended owing to the fact that the Governor of the State, Mr. Hope Uzodimma has performed beyond expectations of electorates.
The Deputy Speaker of the Imo House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Amara Chyna Iwuanyanwu, has weighed in on the presidential visit led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Iwuanyanwu, who is the youngest Deputy Speaker in the country, says the benefits of the presidential visit will be immense and beneficial for Imo
The Deputy Speaker declared that the recent visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state will be of immense benefit to Imolites.
Iwuanyanwu, who represent Nwangele state constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, made the assertion during an exclusive interview.
He said the presidential visit was an opportunity for President Buhari to see the work done so far by Governor Hope Uzodimma and his team in Imo state.
He noted that the visit will also enable the president to know what sectors he can render help to Imo and its residents henceforth.
According to the lawmaker, “There are some federal roads that the governor has embarked on that are actually state roads, but because of the viability of those roads. He has embarked on them with meager funds. “So, if the president goes back with what he has seen on ground, he can decide that the federal government should assist the State in order to do more.”
He said because of the good work of Gov Hope Uzodimma led administration is doing in Imo state, corruption is fighting back from all angles. He said “This presidential visit is epochal in different dimensions.
Firstly, this is the first time in the last 12 years that we will be hosting the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, solely for the purpose of work rather than election or any other social or extra administrative reasons. “This is to say that for the first time in 12 years, the Nigerians seat of power is fully relocating to Imo state, albeit, for just a day.
The far-reaching significance of this cannot be overemphasized.” Buhari is impressed with projects in Imo.
Recall that President Buhari on Thursday, September 9, expressed satisfaction at the extent of work done so far in Imo state under Governor Uzodimma. The president said that he is impressed at the kind of infrastructural development and the level of security in the state.
He noted that the two areas in which the governor has performed well align with his Next Level vision for Nigeria.
Buhari while commending Uzodimma to continue with good work, expressed satisfaction with the transformation taken place in the State.
President Buhari had earlier declared that he has seen enough to account for the good deeds of Governor Uzodimma.
Buhari made the statement during his visit to Imo where he commissioned projects carried out by the Uzodimma-led government. He added that he is fascinated by the Imo state leader’s giant strides even in the face of unforeseen circumstances.
Bello Swears In Justice Olorunfemi As CJ Of Kogi State, With A Charge To Dispense Justice Without Fear Or Favour
Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has sworn in Hon. Justice Richard.O. Olorunfemi, as the fifth Chief Judge alongside Justice Siaka Momoh Jimoh Usman as the President Customary court of Appeal with a charge on them to execute all functions of the Judiciary without fear or favour.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, also urged the confirmed Chief Judge and the President of the Customary Court of Appeal to ensure the dispensation of justice in accordance with the constitution, the law, and the Kogi state administration of justice law.
Recall that Kogi State has within the last fourteen months sworn in three Chief Judges after the demise of Justice Nasiru Ajanah.
Chief Onoja said the Judiciary is a core arm of government that complement others for in the fulfilment of checks and balance in governance, absence of which the much touted democracy will not flourish.
The Deputy Governor explained that as a democratic set up, Kogi state government will continue to accord respect for the judiciary and necessary support to enable it perform maximally in the interest of the people.
He also disclosed that the appointment of the Chief Judge and the President Customary Court of Appeal were done in accordance with the laid down rules as they passed they passed through the ladder of service and wealth of experience.
Honourable Justice Richard Olorunfemi, thanks Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, NJC, NJI and the entire Judiciary as well as the Kogi state House of Assembly for their contributions to their being elevated to the present positions.
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