It was a gathering of dignities and traditional fathers today in Okpo, the headquarters of the Olamaboro local government as the Ejeh of Olamaboro and Chairman of the Olamaboro Traditional Council, Chief Simeon Ujah, conferred chieftaincy titles on the Deputy Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Ahmed Mohammed and Minister of State (Federal Ministry of Mines and Steels Development) Dr. Chief Uchechukwu S. Ogah on the occasion of the 50th birthday of the traditional ruler.
The event anchored by Igala Nollywood star Tom Makolo Jnr was chaired by the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward Onoja, who offered blissful opening prayer.
The Deputy Speaker, Hon. Ahmed was welcomed to Olamqboro with a mammoth crowd who gathered from the entrance of the city to the palace of Ejeh.
In his entourage were also a group of supporters of the Governor Ya haha Bello to President Ya haha Bello movement who came in all white caps carrying inscriptions calling for the transition of the governor of Kogi State to the presidency in 2023.
The height of the event was behind closed doors titling of Hon. Ahmed and a representative of the Hon. Minister. The duo crowned chiefs were thereafter presented to the public in their traditional attires confirming their new titles.
It is said that the title “Abénéche” Ejeh of Olamaboro conferred on Hon Ahmed is in recognition and confirmation of his contribution to community development and youth empowerment. Some of his achievements includes the housing of the people with disabilities with a befitting modern House in Ankpq, the Water for All Project where about 16 communities were provided with boreholes and modern water system, Offering of Scholarships to Students and Young People, Rehabilitation of Roads across Ankpa, renovation of Onu Ankpa Palace, Building of Schools, donation of hospital equipment among many other strides.
Chief Simeon was also honored by the Students of Law Faculty of the Prince Audu Abubakar University where the chief is said to be undergoing schooling in law profession in his quest for further education and a modern traditional system.
Reacting to the show of love shown by the people of Ankpa who came in large numbers to support their representative, the Deputy Governor said he is proud of the people, urging other local governments to emulate Ankpa in celebrating and supporting one another.