The Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources, Mrs Hadiza Onotu has called for peace in Ebiraland believing that there would be no development in an atmosphere of insecurity.
She spoke during the 30th celebration of enthronement of Chief Jeremiah Akaava as the Obobanyi of Ohionwa clan in Kogi State, informing that the relative peace being enjoyed in the area must be sustained “after a pleasant end to a lingering crisis of different colorations that hitherto bedeviling the area.”
She thanked God for the life of the traditional ruler who had spent 30 years on the throne, adding “we give thanks to God for giving our father long life. Ohionwa clan members and the entire people of the land should be happy for this day because 30 years of successful reign is worth celebrating.”
The commissioner appealed to the people to be committed to issues that would bring about peace, unity and rapid socio-economic development and refrain from divisive tendencies.
The celebrant, Jeremiah Akaava commended the successive administrations of the area for providing basic infrastructures, pleaded for the completion of the palace building.
The royal father praised the people for embracing peace, emphasising the need for the citizens to maintain peace in the interest of peace and development.
The Obobanyi thanked God for keeping him alive for 110 years and 30 years on the throne, expressing gratitude to the people for their support and cooperation over the years .