By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Kogi State Government has approved the appointment of Solomon Dele Owoniyi as new new traditional ruler, of Obaro of Kabba
Owoniyi, a retired Custom Officer to fill the vacant stool, following the demise of late Oba Micheal Olobayo two years ago.
The appointment was part of several resolutions reached at the State Executive Council meeting chaired by Governor Bello on Thursday at the Government House, Lokoja, the State capital.
It would be recalled that the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Tuesday this week promised the visiting executives of Okun Development Association (ODA), that a new Obaro would be named within the week.
In a statement signed by Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Abubabar Ohere, congratulated Okun people on the appointment, saying that the new monarch is expected to use his vast experience in the public service to unite his people and the entire state.
The Exco, he said, has also upgraded the stool of the Maiyaki of Kupa in Lokoja Local Government Area of the state from second class to 1st class status.
The stool, it was revealed, has suffered stagnation for too long, an injustice, he said, the present administration has come to correct.
Other vacant stools in the state whose replacement have been appointed are; Chief James Abalaka as Ejeh of Ofu, Chief Simon Ujah, Ejeh Olamaboro and Alhaji Muhammed Bello as the new Ohi of Adavi among others.