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Minister pays Homage to Attah Igala, condoles him over Omala Killings

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By Victoria Onehi

The  Minister of Steel Development, Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, visited the Attah of Igala, His Royal Majesty, Mathew Opaluwa Oguche-Akpa, at his palace in Idah on Saturday to pay homage to the Royal Father on the just celebrated Eid-el-Fitri and to condole with him over the killings in Agojeju-Odo, Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The Ministers’ visit to the Attah of Igala was also to discuss issues as they relate to moving the entire Igala Nation forward with respect to the unity, peace, progress, and development of the land.

The Minister in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Lizzy Okoji thanked the Attah Igala for his leadership, prayers, and guidance for the Igala Kingdom, as he prayed that Almighty Allah will continue to grant the father of the Igala Kingdom wisdom, protection and good health.

“This is the first Sallah I am celebrating as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and I thought the best way to celebrate it was to be with my people and to greet you, our father, Agabaidu. That was why I embarked on this journey to Igala Land immediately after I returned from Saudi Arabia, where I also went to pray for the country, state and our people.

“I am here today to thank you for all the prayers and guidance you have offered to us, your children, and how you have used this revered stool to continue to preserve the peace and progress of the Igala Kingdom.

The Attah of Igala thanked the Minister for his visit and for also going to sympathise with the people of Agojeju-Odo in Omala LGA with respect to resolving the root causes of the mayhem in order to find lasting solutions.

The Royal Father also commended the Minister for using his position to foster the peace, unity, and development of the Igala Kingdom, pledging his support for him as a son of the soil.

He blessed and prayed for God’s guidance on the Minister to successfully deliver on his mandate and bring more growth and development to Igala land, Kogi State and Nigeria as a whole, just like his father, the late Prince Abubakar Audu.

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