Atta Igala: Kogi East Emerging Leaders Visits Idah, Condoles Council of Chiefs

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A delegation of the Kogi East Emerging Leaders Forum (KEELF) on Thursday paid a condolence visit to the chief mourner and council of chiefs at the Attah Igala’s palace in Idah.

Convener of KEELF, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman described the late Atta Ameh Oboni II as a monarch who always prioritized the development of the Igala nation.

He appealed to the council of chiefs to grant the group opportunity to significantly participate in the burial programme.

Dr. Salisu recalled his interaction with the late monarch on various occasions.

“Notable among our meeting with Atta was the maiden visit of KEELF to the palace where he, after listening to the vision of the group, described it as the most organised and prepared he has met so far. He instantly accepted to serve in the capacity of Grand Patron of KEELF,” he said.

In his remarks, the coordinator of KEELF, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim thanked the council for the warm welcome accorded the delegation. He described the late monarch as a progressive who was at the forefront of advocating for the development of his kingdom.

Dr. Ibrahim informed the council of chiefs that KEELF has planned series of programs beginning with a virtual tribute session to honour their Grand Patron. He prayed for the unity and development of the Igala kingdom.

In his response, the chief mourner, on behalf of the council of chiefs, thanked the delegation for coming and assured them of the continuous support of the palace. He described the Attah as one who prioritized educational development and revival of the rich cultural heritage of the Igala people. He prayed for continuous peace and unity in the kingdom.

The delegation was led by the Convener, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman and Coordinator, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim. Other members include Dr. Aurelius Omali, Local Government Coordinators and members drawn from the nine Local Government Areas in Kogi East senatorial district.

The delegation was led by the palace secretary to visit the residential home of His Royal Majesty where prayers were offered for the Attah and his family members.

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