Posted by News Express | 28 February 2019 | 1,228 times
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has lauded the roles of traditional rulers in the establishment of lasting peace in the state.
The Governor gave the kudos on Wednesday when HRM Justice Francis Tabai, Esuku I, Ebenanaowei of Tuomo Kingdom, paid him a thank-you-visit in Asaba.
He said that the roles of the traditional rulers could not be taken for granted as they were the pillar that held the communities together, adding that the people of Tuomo Kingdom have been without one for far too long.
According to him, “Delta State is one of the most peaceful states at the moment and it is due to the collaboration and cooperation we in government have had with the traditional rulers. I must publicly acknowledge the roles that our traditional rulers are playing in helping us to maintain peace in the state which has led to the improvement of our economy.”
The Governor congratulated HRM Justice Frances Tabai for his successful and peaceful ascension on November 10, 2018. He explained that the community needed the guidance of a knowledgeable and reputable personality who would lead with care and transparency.
“We know that for a long time the kingdom of Tuomo has been without a king and I want to appreciate top leaders and people of the kingdom for enabling the office to be given to someone who is very highly praised because giving the position to someone who is knowledgeable about the responsibilities as well as the kingdom will take a lot of pressure from us in government because you understand the kingdom and the state.
“With the level of exposure and knowledge that you have it is my belief that you will rule well and I can assure you of government’s support to bring more development to the kingdom,” the Governor said.
In his brief remarks, HRM Justice Frances Tabai thanked Governor Okowa for the support he gave the community during the coronation and gave assurance to serve with integrity as well as collaborate with the state government to bring development to the kingdom and the state in general.
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