Commissioner for MLCA embarks on familiarisation tour to traditional rulers.
After a successful maiden meeting with the staff and management of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Momodu Salami Ozigi (Deedat) has demonstrated his desires to consolidate on the gains of the previous administration by embarking on familiarisation tour on traditional rulers in the state.
The visit was also to acquaint the most revered traditional rulers of the Commissioner’s planned programme of action during his reign as the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The first port of call was the palace of the President, Kogi State Council of Traditional Rulers and Atta Igala, HRM Dr. Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II who joyously received the Honourable Commissioner and his entourage that comprised all the 21 Local Government Administrators.
The train also paid a courtesy call on His Royal Majesty, the Ohinoyi of Ebira Land, Dr Ado Ibrahim who is also the Vice Chairman, Kogi State Council of Traditional Rulers in his Azad Palace Okene.
The honourable commissioner while speaking at the Palace of the duo appreciated the Kogi State Council of Traditional Rulers for their optimum patriotic support extended to Governor Yahaya Bello’s New Direction administration from its inception on 27th of January, 2016.
He further assured that the Kogi State Council of Traditional Rulers will continue to enjoy maximum support, respect and cooperation from the government in anticipation for their continuous support aimed at bringing to realization the New Direction Blueprints for the ministry and other ministries of the government.
“My coming on board is centered mainly on sustaining and consolidating on my predecessors’ achievements and laying of new legacies by the special grace of Allah. My boss and I understands the role and importance of the traditional institutions and shall ensure that my office respects, support and cooperate with the rulers aright to get their best in our pursuit for the sustainance and consolidation of the peace we enjoy. Therefore, I beseech your supports and royal blessings” Hon Barr Momodu Salami Ozigi stated. He equally wishes the Ohinoyi of Ebira land more happy and healthy returns as he turns 91 years tomorrow the 7th of February, 2020.
The two revered traditional rulers in their separate remarks congratulated His Excellency Gov Yahaya Adoza Bello on his recent electoral victory, and at the same time lauded the appointment of Barr Momodu Salami Ozigi (Deedat) as the Commissioner for Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs while assuring him of absolute support and cooperation.
Royal blessings via traditional prayers and assurance of support and cooperation from the Kogi State Council of Traditional Rulers were ascertained from the tour.
The train shall tomorrow visit the palace of the Obaro of Kabba.
THIS IS NEW DIRECTION
Rufai Enero Sule.
S.A media to the Hon. Comm., MLGCA, Kogi State.