By: Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Atta’Igala and President of the Kogi State Council of Chiefs, His Royal Majesty Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni II has lauded the on-going massive road construction and rehabilitation in the Eastern Senatorial District of the state.
The Royal father gave the commendation when Governor Yahaya Bello who was on tour of government owned tertiary institutions in the zone paid him a visit at his palace in Idah, the traditional seat of the Igala Kingdom on Monday.
The Monarch described road development as crucial to human existence especially in the area of transportation of goods and services.
The Atta’Igala named some of the on-going road projects embarked upon by the Bello-led administration to include the construction of Okpo-Igaikeje-Ette road, Ankpa-Abejukolo road, Anyigba-Dekina-Shintaku road and Idah-Ibaji road amongst others.
He expressed delight that the road projects cut across the entire communities in the eastern senatorial district stressing that the gesture would surely improve upon on the lives of the rural dwellers.
Responding, the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello told the Royal Majesty that the tour of the state owned tertiary institutions in the zone was aimed at seeing things for himself with a view to ascertaining their problems and challenges to prefer possible solutions to them.
Bello who expressed dissatisfaction over the epileptic power supply in the Eastern Senatorial District, promised to set up a committee that will visit all the nooks and crannies of the zone to come out with the needs that would rescue the district from the ugly trend.
The Governor also assured the royal father of the total renovation of his Palace to give it a facelift as well as re-enforcing the security operatives to tackle cases of robbery, kidnapping and other crimes in the zone.