…Reiterates cordial relationship with traditional institution, focus on welfare.
By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja
Governor Bello of Kogi has reiterated the cordial relationship and cooperation between the government and the traditional institution in the State, with a pledge to focus more on the greater welfare of the people.
Bello disclosed this on Sunday when he received the Emir of Kano, HRM Aminu Ado Bayero, who was on condolence visit to the state over the sudden demise of the late Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji Dr Ado Ibrahim.
The Governor expressed his deep appreciation to the Emir and the Kano Emirates Council for their heartfelt condolences and the wholesome effort of undertaking a considerable journey to Kogi to offer their condolences.
“I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for deeming it fit to condole with us and for embarking on such a significant journey from Kano to Kogi State. We truly value this expression of love”, he said.
Bello lauded the late monarch’s influential and exemplary life, saying, late Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland (Sa’aki), lived an honourable life and left indelible imprints on the lives of his people during his time.”
Governor Bello further reiterated his administration’s unwavering dedication to the welfare of traditional rulers and traditional institution in the state.
He stressed the cordial relationship and cooperation between the government and the traditional rulers in Kogi State, with a focus on the greater welfare of the people.
He also commended the harmonious relationships established by the late Ohinoyi with the Kano Emirates and traditional rulers across Nigeria and assured that the late Ohinoyi’s commitment would be upheld by his successor.
Speaking earlier, the visiting Emir of Kano, Dr Aminu Ado Bayero conveyed the heartfelt condolences and commiserations of the Kano Emirates to the governor, the government, and the people of Kogi State.
The royal father also commended Governor Bello for fostering and maintaining strong relationships with traditional rulers within the state.
It would be recalled that His Royal Majesty (Dr) Ado Ibrahim who passed on at the age of 94 on October 29, 2023 was Born on February 7, 1929 as AbdulRahman Ado Ibrahim and he was the fourth traditional ruler and Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.
The late monarch, with a strong foundation in Islamic knowledge, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Master’s degree from Harvard Business School in 1954 and 1959, respectively.