Upgrading of Traditional Rulers: Okehi LGA Pays A Thank You Visit

Okehi LGA Paid A Thank You Visit To Hon. SA On Ministry Of Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs To Kogi State Governor In Appreciation Of The Upgrading Of Some Traditional Rulers in Okehi LGA.

The Administrator of Okehi LG Council, Hon. AbdulRaheem Ozovehe Ohiare during the week led a powerful delegation of Traditional Rulers from Okehi LGA to express their gratitude to the Hon. SA on Ministry of Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, Engr (Dr) Abubakar S. Ohere in his Office.

The visit was to appreciate the dependable Aide of the Governor on all he has been doing to promote the ministry he oversees, improve the wellbeing of the custodians of our tradition and specifically, the recent upgrading of some Traditional Rulers in Okehi LGA.

As contained in his appreciation speech, the Council Administrator expressed gratitude to the 4th Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello through the Office of the Hon. SA on Ministry of LG & Chieftaincy Affairs ably manned by the purpose driven Engr (Dr) Abubakar S. Ohere for considering some Okehi LGA Chiefs worthy of upgrading by the Ministry. This, he said was an indication that the New Direction Government is truly of the people. For bringing smiles to the faces of the good people of Okehi LGA, the government should expect nothing less than total loyalty and immeasurable support from the populace whose heart have bleen gladdened by the recent developments. He also expressed optimism that the Ministry will equally look into the cases of other ungraded Chiefs in Okehi LGA who were awaiting the blessings of the government in that respect.

The Council Boss who could not hide his feelings further reiterated boldly that never had the Traditional Institution in Kogi State fared better as in this Administration going by the records of laudable achievements from the Governor Bello led New Direction Government. It implies that the New Direction Government is rooted in grassroots hence, knows their desires.

The Ohi of Ihima and head of Okehi Traditional Council, His Royal Highness, Alhaji AbdulRaheem Ogido applauded the government for upgrading some Traditional Rulers in Okehi LGA. On behalf of other Traditional Rulers, he assured the government of playing their constitutional roles, continuous support and of course complimenting the roles of the government towards sustaining a peaceful and secured environment in Okehi LGA. He however, put forward the plight of the ungraded Chiefs whose issues were already before the Ministry for approval. The revered Royal Highness, promised to appropriately play the fatherly role they’ve been assigned to.

In his response, the Hon. SA in charge of the Ministry of LG & Chieftaincy Affairs appreciated the visit. He promised to always get in touch with the grassroots, continuously discharge his duties in service to the people and as well look into the issues raised by the previous speakers.

The climax of the visit was the group photograph including all those in attendance.

As part of the entourage were: The Ohi of Eika, HRH Alhaji Shehu Umar; The Obobanyi of Ihima, HRH Chief Samuel Adai Onimisi; The Adeika of Eika, HRH Mallam Abubakar Jatto and others as well as the LG Secretary, Hon. Ibrahim Seidu and other Administrative Members of the LG Council.

Signed:
Abdullahi Abubakar,
SA on Media & Publicity,
Okehi LG Council.

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