The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has presented staffs of office to 128 traditional rulers in the state.

He also restated his administration’s commitment to accord the traditional institution in the state due recognition.

The governor made this commitment on Tuesday at the presentation to the traditional rulers and chiefs at the Glass House, Lokoja.

About 314 traditional rulers have had their seats upgraded with 128 of them being presented with the staffs of office by the governor at the event.

Mr Bello emphasised the important roles which the traditional institution plays in the society affirming that his government has keyed into this understanding in the interest of the people.

He, however, reiterated the need for the royal fathers to protect the interest of all indigenes and residents in their domains irrespective of their ethnic, political or religious dispositions

The governor charged them to live up to their responsibilities of fostering peace, unity in their territories as their appointment was a call to more service.

The governor at the event expressed his appreciation to them for their supportive roles towards his administration.

He assured that the government would sustain its development efforts for the benefits of the people.

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