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President Buhari congratulates Attah of Igala Kingdom on coronation

Greets Alao’s wife at 80

Uba Group

BY ROTIMI DUROJAIYE

President Muhammadu Buhari, has joined the people and government of Kogi State in celebrating the investiture of Attah Igala Kingdom, Alhaji Matthew Opaluwa Oguche, commending the four ruling houses for a choice most befitting, and reflective of the values of the revered tribe.

His spokesman, Femi Adesina, said President Buhari felicitated with the sons and daughters of Igala Kingdom, at home and diaspora, for the processional coronation of the royal father, who will carry on the good works of his predecessors in upholding and promoting age-old cultural icons, most significantly the betterment of the domain.

“As the historic event unfolds in Lokoja, the President notes the importance of the procession to national heritage, with the confluence state serving as reference for elevating the beauty of Nigeria’s history.

“The President looks forward to working with the Attah Igala, whose throne has over the years turned a repository of wisdom and truth, counselling many leaders at state and national levels, and providing strong advocacy for unity and civic responsibilities.

“President Buhari prays for wellbeing of the Attah Igala, and wellness of his domain,” Adesina stated.

Another statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Sheu, quoted President Buhari rejoicing with Mrs. Pauline Alao, wife of the first Chief of Air Staff in Nigeria, Col Shittu Alao, as she turns 80 on November 7, 2021.

The President saluted the courage and resilient spirit of the celebrant who has not allowed the circumstances of her early deprivation to derail her passion for caring for the less privileged in the society, thereby giving them a better lease of life.

He commended Mrs. Alao for her large heartedness and humanitarian activities, particularly as exemplified by the support she offers to widows, as they struggle with their unfortunate situation.

“As Mrs. Alao gracefully turns octogenarian, President Buhari joins family and friends to pray that God will bless her with good health and prosperity to enable her carry on the good works for which she is being widely celebrated,” Sheu added.

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