Abia state governor, Chief Theodore Orji has sworn in the executive officers of the State Council of Traditional Rulers’ with Eze Eberechi Dick as the chairman.
Speaking at the ceremony, the governor commended traditional rulers in the state for maintaining law and order in their communities, stressing that the state appreciates the key roles they play in the society.
He thanked them for their collaboration during the dark days of kidnapping in the state which he said, helped to win the war against kidnapping and other violent crimes.
Orji who was visibly elated at the occasion, described the state council of traditional rulers is the house which facilitates relationship between the traditional rulers and the government and called on the new officers to work in the interest of the state.
The governor who called on the new executives to emulate the style of their predecessors, urged other traditional rulers to respect their new leaders.
While expressing gratitude to the governor for his support for the welfare of traditional rulers in the state, the chairman of the council, Eze Dick assured him of their loyalty to the state government.
Also sworn in with Eze Eberechi Dick who is the traditional ruler of Mgboko Ngwa Amaise in Obingwa local council were Eze Dr. Godwin Chionye, 1st vice chairman, and Eze S.A Okorie as the 2nd vice chairman of the council.
The ceremony which held at the Exco chambers, Government House, Umuahia was graced by commissioners, traditional rulers, party chieftains and supporters across the 17 council areas of the state.