By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has felicitated with the Maigari of Lokoja, Alhaji Dr Mohammadu Kabiru Maikarfi III, on his 30th coronation anniversary.
The Minister who described the Maigari as a selfless statesman and highly destabilised traditional ruler and applauded his invaluable contributions to nation-building called the traditional ruler a ”reservoir of knowledge and epitome of royalty,”.
She urged Maigari Maikarfi III to sustain his patriotic efforts aimed at promoting peace and unity across the country.
Aliyu wished the traditional ruler long life and wisdom as he steers the affairs of the ancient Lokoja kingdom.
“I join the people of Kogi state and in particular, Lokoja kingdom in celebrating His Royal Highness, Alhaji Dr Mohammadu Kabiru Maikarfi III, as clocks 30 years on the revered stool of his forefathers.
“Bagadozhi has over the years, sustained his goodwill and pedigree, in view of his extraordinary leadership style and passion for the welfare of his subjects.
“The wise counsel of Maigari on national issues cannot be undermined.
“Bagadozhi is a strong advocate of peace and unity.
“He has over the years used his position to advance the cause of the people.
“The Maigari’s reign has brought robust development to Lokoja town and environs.
“As he marks this historic feat, I wish Bagadozhi longer life on the throne of his forefathers,” the Minister said.