At the inauguration of the Abia Traditional Rulers’ Council on Monday, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu sued for peaceful cooperation and synergy between his government and the traditional council urging royal fathers to promote peace, justice and development in the state.
The governor who was present at the ceremony held in Umuahia reiterated that the traditional rulers are the custodians of the culture and tradition of the people. He also mentioned that their activities have a direct impact on society.
Governor Ikpeazu said he recognized the contribution of the traditional rulers in the socio-economic development of Abia and their efforts in ensuring a harmonious relationship among our people and others. "This is quite commendable," he said.
He assured them of his support, stating that his administration is desirous of maintaining synergy with the traditional rulers’ council to boost its efforts in ensuring even distribution of the dividends of democracy across the state.
Speaking to the new leadership council, he stressed that the leadership of the council had been chosen to be a channel of relationship through which his government would reach the people in the hinterlands.