Gov. Orji Inaugurates Council Of Traditional Rulers in AbiaIgnatius Okpara, Latest News Thursday, November 28th, 2013
Ignatus Okpara, Enugu
Governor Theodore Orji of Abia state has sworn in the executive officers of the State Council of Traditional Rulers’ with Eze Eberechi Dick as its chairman.
Speaking at the ceremony which took place Wednesday in Umuahia, the state capital, the governor commended traditional rulers in the state for maintaining law and order in their respective communities, stressing that the state appreciates the key role they play in the society.
He however, thanked them for their collaboration during the dark days of kidnapping in the state which he said, assisted government in winning the war against the unholy act and other violent crimes in the area.
Orji who was visibly elated at the event, described the state council of traditional rulers an institution which facilitates relationship between the traditional rulers and the government and called on the new officers to work in the interest of the state.
The Governor, who also called on the new executives to emulate the leadership style of their predecessors, urged them to always respect their new leaders.
While expressing gratitude to the governor for his support in the welfare of traditional rulers in the state, the new chairman of the council, Eze Dick assured him of their total loyalty to his administration.
Also sworn in with Eze Eberechi Dick who is the traditional ruler of Mgboko Ngwa Amaise in Obingwa council area were Eze Dr. Godwin Chionye, 1st vice chairman, and Eze S.A Okorie as the 2nd vice chairman of the council.
The ceremony, was graced by commissioners, traditional rulers, People’s Democratic Party, PDP, chieftains as well as supporters across the 17 council areas of the state.
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