Fiesta as Monarch confers titles on 2 commissioners, 37 others

There was a blend of personalities and style as the Ohimegye of Igu-Koton Karfe kingdom in Kogi Local Government Council of Kogi State, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Alhaji Abdulrazak Isah Koto, turbaned two commissioners in the state and 37 others.

The event, which took place recently, saw the turbaning of the State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Idris Ashiru Asiwaju and Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Alh. Abubakar Bashir Gegu as the Turaki and Onaki-Ireku of Igu-Koton Karfe kingdom respectively.

Prominent personalities given traditional titles included Alhaji Usman Sani Adabo, of the Nigeria Customs Service as the Sardauna of Igu-Koton Karfe kingdom, Kogi Local Government Director of Finance, Alhaji Yusuf Ohikura, as Matawallen Igu-Koton Karfe kingdom, Hajiya Khadijat Man Danjuma, as Waziliya of Igu-Koton Karfe kingdom, Alhaji Alhaji Suleiman Adawari Usman, as Omoku of Igu-Koton Karfe kingdom, Alhaji Suleiman A.D Gegu, as Dan Isan of Igu-Koton Karfe kingdom.

The ceremony at the Ohimegye’s palace also witnessed the presence of various traditional rulers across the Igu-Koton Karfe kingdom, community leaders, top government officials, politicians, party stalwarts and some business magnates within and outside the state.

Also present were Ebgira sons and daughters from outside the kingdom, Egbira local musicians and drummers alongside various masquerades to entertain the mammoth crowd that converged in front of the monarch’s palace to showcase their peculiar cultures.

Speaking at the event, the Kogi State Commissioner of Finance, who was turbaned with the traditional title of the Turakin Igu-Koton Karfe kingdom, said the title conferred on him was a clear indication that the monarch has identified with the contribution he has been making towards the development of the entire Igu-Koton Karfe kingdom.

He added that the title would push him to do more for the kingdom, and commended the monarch for finding him worthy.

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