… Condolences to the family of the late monarch
… Promises to immortalize the deceased Attah
On Saturday, the Kogi state government expressed its condolences to the family of Her Royal Majesty, Dr. Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II, who joined their ancestor on August 27, 2020.
In a statement, signed by the Honorable Information and Communications Commissioner, Kingsley Fanwo, the state government announced the death of the supreme ruler while extolling the exemplary lifestyles of the late Attah during his lifetime.
The statement reads like this;
“It is with absolute submission to the divine will that the Kogi State Government announces that the Chairman of the Kogi State Council of Traditional Rulers and Attah of Igala, His Royal Majesty, Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II has passed into the afterlife. In accordance with the royal tradition of Igala, the Palace has announced that the Royal Father joined his ancestors on August 27, 2020 ”.
“The late Attah of Igala was a great man, often ahead of his time and institution in thought and action. He ruled with great courage and fear of God. He was fiercely loyal to his people throughout his life and used the revered Throne of the ancient Igala Kingdom to foster friendships and associations for his domain and for the state of Kogi, ”the statement added.
“His Royal Majesty’s most enduring legacy will include his avid support, as Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers of Kogi, for this Administration’s flagship initiative to replace competition and rivalry with cooperation and integration as the foundation of commitment between the various ethnic nationalities in Kogi State.
“He will be remembered for leading the Royal Fathers across the state on a visit to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR on June 19, 2019, where they added their voices to those of the Governor for urgent federal attention to some crucial needs. in Kogi state then, such as disaster management, release of special funds and provision of various infrastructures. It is a measure of the respect accorded to the delegation that the President responded with favorable actions soon after.
“The late Father Royal advocated for the rapid industrialization of Igalaland and the Kogi East Senate District throughout his life. He believed that the widespread penetration of electricity was key to achieving this goal. Fortunately, he found a willing partner in Governor Yahaya Bello and lived to see that Project Light Up Kogi East (PLUKE), an Administration project designed to expand infrastructure and electricity supply in all local government areas of his kingdom , will reach advanced stages of implementation. . “
According to the statement, “The late Attah established his own legend by his progressive words and deeds while on the throne. In due course, the Kogi state government will immortalize him in a proper way, but more importantly, the government will continue to honor the memory of this pragmatic leader by sustaining rapid development as the foundation of government in Kogi state. ” .
“We will deeply miss His Royal Majesty, Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II. We console his family, the great Igala people and the entire state of Kogi for this great and irreparable loss.
“Funeral services and other ceremonies will be announced in due course,” the statement concluded.