The Kogi state government has commenced the succession process to fill the vacant stool of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barr Deedat Ozigi confirmed the new development in a statement on Monday.
The press statement signed by Enero Rufai Sule, media aide to the Commissioner, said the ministry top hierarchy interfaced with the Ebira Area Traditional Council at the Palace of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland to initiate succession procedure to enthrone the next Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.
“The Honourable Commissioner after reading out the edict that guides the Stool, constituted and inaugurated the committee of King Makers to commence an immediate work of receiving and scrutinizing application letters from interested and eligible sons of Ebiraland, as prescribed by the law.
“The committee’s work is expected to last through the week till Friday, the 15th of December, 2023 whereby their recommendations shall be received by the Ministry, for onward treatment,” the statement added.