The people of Okengwen-Ehi in Central Senatorial district of kogi have commended the state government for upgrading six of their traditional rulers to the next position.
The Coordinator, Okengwen Development Association (ODA), Chief Stephen Simpa, gave the commendation in a statement he made available to the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Tuesday.
“On behalf of Okengwe Development Association and good people of Okengwe Ehi District, I wish to felicitate with our traditional rulers newly upgraded by Kogi government under the leadership of our indefatigable and dynamic Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello,”he said.
The association listed the traditional rulers involved as the Ohindese, the Great of Okengwe, Chief Stephen Bello, elevated from 2nd class to 1st Class.
Others are: Ohioviza Obehira, Alhaji Isah Enebe, 3rd class to 2nd Class, the Ohiopisa of Eyire, Alhaji Idris Okeji, 3rd class to 2nd Class and Ohireba – Okengwe,Alhaji Sule Osivave Abdullahi, 3rd class to 2nd Class status.
Also promoted are: the Ohitape-Okengwe, Alhaji Abdulkareem Ajayi, 2nd Class, Anayinwa-Ohimonozi Akuta, Alhaji Haruna Ugono, 3rd Class.
The association specifically thanked the governor, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim and other stakeholders for “their untiring efforts toward the successful upgrading of the traditional rulers among others in Kogi.
“I wish all the Royal fathers good health and fulfilled reign as well as for them to witness more progress, peace and infrastructural development in your respective domains,” the Coordinator said.
Simpa, on behalf of the association, also congratulated the governor on the 28th anniversary of the creation of Kogi.
He said: “Okengwe-Ehi is celebrating and rejoicing with your Excellency on this memorable occasion and for not forgetting Okengwe district in terms of political appointments, security and dividends of good governance.”
The Coordinator said by his action, Bello had fostered unity, progress and enhanced even distribution of projects across the three Senatorial districts in the state.
He, therefore, described Bello as a detribalised personality and prayed to almighty God to give him more wisdom, knowledge, strength and good health to pilot the affairs of Kogi to greater height of achievements.
Simpa pledged the association’s total support to the governor, to ensure the success of dynamic administration’s new policies of good governance, for the betterment of the people of the state.
Edited by Ismaila Chafe