Kogi State Government has said that it will improve the welfare of traditional rulers in the state, in view of the prominent role they play in ensuring peace in various communities.
The state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Sadiq Ainoko, disclosed this on Saturday in Okene, while on a visit to the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim in his palace.
Apart from being custodians of culture, tradition and customs, he noted that traditional rulers were being saddled with onerous tasks of ensuring that peace reigned supreme in the society.
He said that in discharging their responsibilities in the land, the Royal Fathers were being faced with a lot of challenges, adding that their welfare would have to be adequately taken care of to enable them function effectively in their respective domains.
The commissioner added that the ministry had decided to pay routine visits to the traditional rulers in the state to note the challenges facing the traditional institution and to try to seek the advice of the royal fathers and make recommendations to effect change.
“Capt. Idris Wada has always given priority attention to the welfare of traditional rulers in the state”, he said, adding that the governor was committed to sustaining the trend.
In his remarks, the Ohinoyi of Ebira land expressed his gratitude to the State Government for the love and priority being accorded the welfare of traditional rulers in the state.
Alhaji Ado Ibrahim who is also the Vice President, Kogi State Council of Chiefs appealed to the state commissioner to impress on the government to address complaints of injustice by some traditional rulers in their domains.

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