Kogi Govt Replies Ohinoyi, Says Monarch’s Answer Is Unacceptable, Gives Him New Ultimatum 

KOGI State Government has on Monday replied the answered query by the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim, stating that the monarch’s reply to the previous query is unacceptable for using the wrong title of Atta Ebira not the Ohinoyi of Ebira land.

In a letter dated 16th January, issued by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Abdulsalam Deedat obtained by News Point Nigeria, the government stated that, the monarch’s communication is at variance with sections 19a, 27(2b), 33 and schedules II and V of Kogi State Chiefs (Appointment, Deposition and Establishment of Traditional Councils in Kogi State) Law, 2006.

The letter reads in full:

MLGCA/CHI/30/VI/XX 16th January, 2023

His Royal Majesty,
Alh. Dr Ado Ibrahim CON,
The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland,
Okene.

RE: LETTER OF QUERY

I wish to refer to your letter Ref. No. ETC/CHI/35/VOL.II/33 dated 6th January, 2023 in respect of the above subject matter and to inform you that the said letter under reference which ought to be your response to a letter of query was not conveyed with the appropriate title of your stool as recognized by the Kogi State Chieftaincy law 2006 and your letter of appointment.

2. Your personal decision to use the title of Atta Ebira and not Ohinoyi of Ebiraland in your official communication is at variance with sections 19a, 27(2b), 33 and schedules II and V of Kogi State Chiefs (Appointment, Deposition and Establishment of Traditional Councils in Kogi State) Law, 2006 and your letter of appointment issued to you with Ref. No. GHLK/KGS/22 dated 2nd June, 1997. The title of Atta Ebira is alien to law and not recognized by Government. Therefore any correspondence with that title is unacceptable for official purpose.

3. In view of the above, you are hereby requested to kindly re-submit your reply to the query with the appropriate title within 48hours to enable further necessary action to be taken.

4. It is expected that Your Royal Majesty will respond accordingly, please.

BARR. SALAMI MOMODU OZIGI DEEDAT
Hon. Commissioner, MLGCA.

News Point Nigeria reports that, on the 6th January, the Ohinoyi replied the query issued to him by the Kogi State Government, describing the contents of the query as unfortunate and unfair.

The state government had queried the paramount ruler over his absence at the reception organised for President Muhammadu Buhari when he commissioned projects in Okene local government area.

In the three-page response, the Ohinoyi, who is the vice president of the Kogi State Council of Chiefs, said he was informed a few hours to the president’s visit and instructed by the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Abdulsalam Deedat, to stay back in his palace for the president’s courtesy visit to him.

 

 

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