Monday, 6 February 2017

Gov Udom preaches peace, security for Development ...As 11 Clan Heads receive certificates of recognition

Gov Udom preaches peace, security for Development ...As 11 Clan Heads receive certificates of recognition


Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has charged the traditional rulers to maintain decorum in their domains to attract development to the people. The governor gave the charge during the presentation of certificates of recognition to clan heads in the state. 

The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Udo Ekpenyong advised the newly recognized clan heads to obey the Paramount Rulers who presided over Traditional Rulers Council at the local government level. Stressing that they are certified agents of government at the grassroots and appealed to them not be formant trouble, but to report crimes and criminality to the approved government agencies for the law to take its course.

The governor said that there are over 600 chieftaincy matters in counts which he described as worrisome.  He called on aspirants to traditional stools to opt for meditation by the relevant government departments to resolve the matter amicably, saying that the state government would soon embark on massive 
Agriculture programme which would call for use of land. Governor Emmanuel emphasized that the synergy between the government and the traditional institutions to strengthen and sanitize the grassroots for development. He thanked them for 2015 support.

The Chairman, State Council of Chiefs who is the paramount ruler of Ibeno, HRM Effiong Bassey Archanga in his remark decried the abuse of privileges by some village heads and clan heads who arrogate undue power to themselves and advised the traditional rulers to impersonate their titles. 

The monarch stated that offenders would be sanctioned and advised clanheads against insubordination and allied offences against paramount rulers, tasked them to protect government projects, programmes and policies by liaising effectively with their subjects, adding that village and clan council meetings 

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