The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Nweze Umahi has issued the Staff of Office to His Royal Highness, Ezeogo Augustine Okwor, the Onwa Puta, Igbo Amalu 11 of Nkalaha, in lshielu Local Government Area of the state.
The event took place yesterday at the Governor’s Conference Hall, Ochudo Centenary City, Abakaliki.
“By the power conferred on me by traditional rulers and autonomous communities CAP 146 2009 Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria duly certifies that you, His Royal Highness Ezeogo, Augustine Okwor Aliuna 11 of Nkalaha has been duly selected by the said community and presented to me in accordance with the traditional rulers and autonomous communities laws of Ebonyi State, do hereby accord you recognition as the traditional ruler of Nkalaha Autonomous Community in Ishielu LGA Ebonyi State, congratulations.”
“This is your staff of Office. You must use it at all functions and ensure that with your experience, you shall bring peace to your community”, Governor Umahi said.
In his acceptance speech, HRH Ezeogo Okwor said he will live up to the expectations of the office in accordance with the vision of Governor Umahi, whom he described as a transformational leader.
The new Nkalaha monarch was a former council chairman, board member and has held various political positions.
His predecessor, unfortunately, died earlier this year.