Enugu Community Dares Gov, Chime, Gives Chieftaincy Title To Ekweremadu

Posted by Cosmas Asogwa On Monday, April 21, 2014 0 comments
Despite the Enugu State government’s warning to traditional rulers in the state not to give chieftaincy titles to anyone until December 31 this year, Oduma community in Aninri local government area of the state over the weekend conferred a chieftaincy title on the deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
Speaking shortly after receiving the title during a reception that took place at Oduma Primary School, Ekweremadu thanked God that the occasion went on smoothly in spite of the fact that some people tried to scuttle it.
He assured Oduma people that the N12billion Oduma/Nenwe/Uburu road which he attracted to the community would be completed soon, and expressed happiness that work on the road has reached advanced stage.
He disclosed that the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has constructed over 200 kilometres of roads in his constituency, stating that the president deserves the support and encouragement of Nigerians.
Ekweremadu thanked the community for honouring him, and promised to bring more development projects to them.
The state government through the Ministry of Chieftaincy Matters announced the suspension of conferment of chieftaincy titles by traditional rulers in the state with effect from April 7, 2014.
The letter dated April 7, 2014 with reference number MCM/CM/98/T/203 was addressed to all recognised traditional rulers in the state.
The letter, signed by Ibe Nnamani on behalf of the commissioner, directed traditional rulers in the state not to confer chieftaincy title on any individual between April 7 and December 31, this year.


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