Kogi Assembly Speaker Congratulates new traditional rulers, transitional LG Chairs
The speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Aliyu Umar Yusuf has congratulated the newly appointed traditional rulers in Kogi State as just announced by the Executive Governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
He also used the opportunity to congratulate the newly appointed Transitional Committee Chairmen in the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.
In a press statement signed and made available to journalists in Lokoja by the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker, Yabagi Mohammed, Rt Hon Umar urged the new appointees to justify government confidence by being proactive and peace oriented.
He particularly mentioned the new Ohinoyi of Ebira Land, the Maigari of Lokoja, the Mayaki of Kupa and others as traditional stools worthy of attracting development to their communities and urged the new people at the helm of affairs to do everything necessary to ensure they attract improvement in infrastructure and peaceful coexistence to their domains.
The speaker applauded the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for ensuring due diligence and commitment towards fetching the right people take over the stools, adding that it has endeared the governor more to Kogi citizens.
In the same vein, Rt Hon Umar mentioned that the new Local Government Chairmen that have been announced were in consonance with the Governor’s pronouncement that new leaders with fresh ideas would emerge in the state.
He advised them to prepare a fertile ground for the incoming Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo to ensure a smooth working relationship with people at the grassroots, noting his confidence in the capacity of the next Governor in view of his experience as the immediate past Auditor General for Local Government.
Rt Honourable Umar called on the chairmen to build on the legacies of their predecessors, just as he added that they should take the security of lives of people in their localities seriously and ensure the current administration finished strongly as Governor Bello prepares to hand over.