By Abubakar S. H
The conferment of Chieftaincy title of Yeye Atuluse of Ayetoro-Kiri Bunu in Kabba Bunu Local Government was confered on the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hajia Habibat Oyiza Tijjani.
The Head Of Department, Education & Social Services, Ajaokuta LGA. Obeito S.H issued the statement to the Newsmen, that the Director, Administration in the ministry, Alh. USA Otori disclosed that the reception was organized for Hajia Habibat Tijjani by the Forum of Director of Local Government and Local Government Treasurer at the Unity hall of the Ministry in Lokoja.
It stated further that Hajiya Habibat Tijjani prestigious award has been described as well deserved.
It noted that Director stated that they were in Ayetoro Kiri to attend the community new yam festival celebration not knowing that Hajia Habibat Tijjani impeccable contributions in the growth and upliftment of the traditional institution in kogi state and her selfless service to the people of Ayetoro Kiri will endear her with the conferment of Chieftaincy title.
The director however called for cooperation and support of all subordinate to the permanent secretary in all her endeavors for meritorious services to uplift mention of mankind and progress of the society.
On her prestigious title, the director of Ankpa Local Government, Alh. Ahmed Usman Performed the traditional kolanut breaking, saying that Hajia Habibat Tijjani is a detribalized Kogite whose personality and administrative ingenuity has endear her to many people across divide.
He prayed to God to guide, protect and direct Hajia Habibat Tijjani in both her private and public life as he described her as an enigma in Kogi State.
The DLG, Ankpa maintained that Chief Hajia Habibat Tijani will continue to wax stronger in her civil service career.
In their seperate goodwill messages, the Directors of Local Government of Okehi and Olamaboro, Mr. J.A. Sule and Mr. Idoko respectively described the new Yeye Atulus of Ayetoro Kiri as a woman of substance that has touched many people positively.
They both stated that the Chieftaincy title will spur Chief Habibat to do more and set niche for womenfolk in Kogi state and urged people to emulate the starling qualities of her big heart, integrity and kindness.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Director of Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Enimola said that Chief Hajia Habibat Tijjani is a pride to womenfolk and urged her to continue her good and relentless services for the state. He therefore called on all to continue to support the permanent secretary to succeed as she has set a pace for herself, Local Government Administration and has carved a niche for herself as a shining light in Kogi state.
In his own contributions, the Chairman of DLG’s forum, Alh. Abdullahi Salihu thanked God and people of Ayetoro Kiri for the honour done to Chief Habibat Tijjani and called for support of all Local Government councils for her to continue her exemplary leadership.
Alh. Abdullahi Salihu who is the DLG of Bassa Local Government appealed to the DLG’s, LGT’s and supportive staff to be united in the services of our fatherland.