Gov. Bello upgrades Ekirin Ade traditional stool to first class.
IDRIS AHMED, LOKOJA.
Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello over the weekend directed the ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to immediately commence the process of promoting the Akinrin of Ekinin Ade to a first class status.
The governor gave the directive at the coronation ceremony of the Akinrin of Ekirin Ade, Oba Johnson Kolade Otitioju in acknowledgement of the peaceful coexistence and the courageous attitude of the people in resisting crime and criminalities.
Governor Bello while congratulating the newly coronated monarch, recalled how he was a pioneer teacher at Abdul-Azeez Atta Memorial College, Okene describing him as a disciplinarian, attesting that the Royal Father have lived a fulfilled life .
While assuring the Royal Father of continued support from the government, the Governor assured that Ekirin-Ade would benefit from his administration’s plan for the traditional institution including the plan by the Ministry of local government and Chieftaincy Affairs to give traditional palaces befitting palaces across the state.
The governor also used the occasion to congratulate Kogi West senatorial district over the recent approval of the establishment of Kogi State University, Kabba, commending for their efforts and cooperation towards the actualisation of this long-desired aspiration.
He explained that his government was solely interested in ensuring that the people make progress and feel the impact of good governance.