Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has congratulated the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland and Acting President, Kogi State Council of Chiefs, His Royal Majesty, Dr Ado Ibrahim on the occasion of his 93rd birthday anniversary.
The Governor, in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, described the foremost first class Royal Majesty as a gift of inestimable value to Ebiraland, Kogi State and Nigeria at large.
“On behalf of my family and the good people of Kogi, I am extremely delighted to extend warm felicitations to Your Majesty on this landmark occasion of attaining the age of 93 in good health.
“Your Majesty, your wealth of knowledge, wisdom and fatherly counsels have greatly helped me steering the ship of Kogi state over the past six years of my administration.
“Unarguably, Ebiraland has witnessed unprecedented peace, unity and development under your reign over the past 25 years that you ascended the throne of your forebears as the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.
“As you clock 93 years today, may the Almighty Allah grant you longer life and more wisdom in good health to keep serving your people and even the nation at large. Please accept my sincere congratulations and happy birthday wishes.”
“Once again, happy birthday Your Majesty. Zaaaaki! Zaaaaki!! Zaaaaki!!!”
Also, the Kogi State Deputy Governor, Dr. Edward Onoja (CIK) has described the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland as a quintessential Royal Father whose wise and fatherly counsel, alongside other traditional rulers, to Governor Bello have been invaluable to the relative peace and development witnessed in Kogi State.
Onoja made this known in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Promise Emmanuel, on the occasion of the monarch’s 93rd birthday.
Onoja celebrated the wisdom of the Royal Father in administering his domain, while ensuring sustainable peace and development of Ebiraland and Kogi State at large.
He prayed that the legacy of peace, harmony, prosperity and steadfast progress witnessed in Ebiraland and Kogi State in recent time, under the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello and his Majesty, would continue perpetually.
“On behalf of my family, I felicitate with our revered Royal Father who clocks 93 today. We continue to pray that Your Majesty thrives in long life, health, and wisdom of the Almighty God to continually serve your people. Happy 93 Salutes, Sààki!!! Sààki!!! Sààki!!!,” he said.
Dr Ado Ibrahim was born on the 7th of February, 1929 and succeeded Alhaji Sanni Omolori on June 2, 1997 as the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.