Kogi State Government on Thursday presented appointment letters to 100 traditional chiefs who were recently appointed, graded and upgraded.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Dan Victor Usman, while presenting the letters said the appointments were made after due consultations in accordance with the Kogi State Chieftaincy Law No. 23 of 2006.
He noted that issuance of letters of appointment, grading and upgrading to royal fathers “was born out of sincere desire of the government under Alhaji Yahaya Bello to meet and yield to age long request from communities about injustice meted to them.”
Usman stated that those whose stools were yet to be considered should not lose hope, adding that the upgrading of traditional stools was a continuous exercise.
He charged the chiefs to maintain peace in their various domains to add value to the campaign for peaceful and harmonious coexistence which he noted, Governor Yahaya Bello stands for.
Those presented the letters include 17 first class chiefs, 23 second class chiefs and 60 third class chiefs.
Amongst those presented the letters include Onuh Ankpa, Alhaji Abdulmalik Usman; Obobanyi of Ihima, Chief Samuel Onimisi and Odofidi of Ehebe, Chief Idowu Bamigbaye.
The Obobanyi of Ihima, Chief Samuel Onimisi in an interview with journalists, commended the governor for the honour done to them and pledged his commitment in championing peaceful coexistence in his domain.