Gov Ikpeazu inaugurates Abia council of traditional rulers
By Steve Oko
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has inaugurated the 8th assembly of Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers (Ndi-Eze).
Inaugurating the Council at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, on Monday, the governor directed the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to create a platform that would enable Traditional Rulers in the State to play more prominent role in the governance of the State.
He also charged the Commissioner to create a forum for government to interface with the Council periodically as a way of synergizing with them.
The Governor further directed the Commissioner for Agriculture to ensure that the distribution of fertilizer and other agricultural inputs are done in consultation with Royal Fathers in the State.
He described the traditional institution as the fourth tier of government and custodians of Abia culture.
The governor urged them to study policies of his administration and align properly with them so that their communities would continue to benefit from the government
Governor Ikpeazu thanked the traditional rulers for their prayers and support during his fight with Covid-19 and implored them to continue in their good work of maintaining peace in their communities.
Earlier in his speech, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Gabriel Onyendilefu, stated that the essence of the event was to reconstitute the 8th Assembly of the Abia State Traditional Rulers Council following the tenure expiration of the former Council.
Chief Onyendilefu noted that the leadership of the Council rotates among the three Senatorial Zones in Abia State for a tenure of unrenewable three years each.
He described the inauguration as unique as it was the first time Governor Ikpeazu was inaugurating the Council.
Responding on behalf of other members of the 8th Council of Traditional Rulers in Abia State, Chairman of the Council, Eze Ndubuisi Nwabeke assured the Govermor that they would be different as well as ensure that peace reigns supreme in their various domains.
He equally appreciated the Governor for all his giant strides in Abia State, including the refurbishing of Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, and urged him to continue even as he appreciated God for the Governor’s quick recovery from Covid-19 infection.
Some members of the council include :the First Deputy Chairman, Eze Kalu Ogbu Kalu; second Deputy Chairman, Eze Harry Ugwuala; and the third Deputy Chairman, Eze Godfrey Onwuka.
They assured of their commitments in mobilizing their colleagues to sustain peace and tranquility in their various domains.
They appreciated Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for inaugurating the 8th Council of the Traditional Rulers and promised to do their best in ensuring that the council succeeds.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.