KOGI state government said it had upgraded no fewer than 88 traditional rulers across the state.
The special adviser to the governor on local government and chieftaincy affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Ohere, in Lokoja disclosed that 15 traditional have been upgraded from second class to first status.
According to him, 18 monarchs were moved from third class to second-class status, while 55 had been graded to third class.
He said the upgrade of the traditional rulers in the state followed an approval by the State Executive Council.
ALSO READ: My life in danger — Bode Mustapha
While urging the upgraded monarchs to justify their appointment by living above board, the special adviser said the present administration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello, hold traditional institutions in high esteem and would continue to accord priority to their welfare.
Ohere said the appointment is with immediate effect.
However, the Concerned Citizens of Kogi state has lauded the governor for the respect for traditional institutions and the upgrading of the traditional rulers.
Speaking during a visit to the special adviser to the governor on local government and chieftaincy affairs, the group led by Alhaji Isyaka Omeiza, in a mission statement, said the move was not only laudable but timely as it had given a sense of belonging and accommodated the yearning interest of the people.
The post Kogi upgrades 88 traditional rulers appeared first on Tribune.