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Monarch urges communities affected by flood to relocate

The Ohimege Igu of Koton-Karfi, Alhaji Abdullrazaq Sani Isakoto has task traditional leaders whose communities were been affected by flood to search for a dry land where they can be permanently relocated to avoid constant displacement from their homes.

Alhaji Abdullrazaq stated this in Koton-Karfi in Kogi during an Islamic ceremony organised by the Koton-Karfi Area Development Union to mark his ten year anniversary since his enthronement as Royal father of the Igu kingdom.

The Royal father promised that once the affected communities show their readiness to move to a higher ground, he would solicit the support of the federal and state government to assist in evacuating them to a place of their choice.

The Ohimege -Igu of kotonKarfi, Alhaji Abdullrazaq Sanni Isakoto at the Islamic Ceremony organized to mark is 10th year anniversary on the throne.

The Chairman of the occasion, Alhassan Shuaibu Ohimozi noted that the decision to leave out the usual traditional ceremony was to afford the people the opportunity to seek divine intervention to the challenges of flood, kidnapping and other socio economic challenges bedeviling the people of the area.

“When we met with His Royal Majesty to discuss the activities lined up for the celebration, he told us that he wasn’t interested in any ceremony but prayers. Because he was concerned with level of suffering amongst his subject due to the devastating flood which have submerged their homes and the economic effects on his people”

Delivering a lecture entitled: Leadership And Followership, Islamic Perspective, the guest lecturer , Ustaz Abdullahi Iganuma advised political , religious and traditional leaders to be just to their followers to earn their respect and cooperation.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shuaibu, editing by Daniel Adejo