Abia Okezie Ikpeazu has presented Staffs of Office to 23 Ezes-elect in Abia Communities


Governor of various Autonomous Communities in the State as Traditional Rulers with a charge to them to be vigilant and help secure thier communities.
Presenting the Staffs of Office to the new Traditional Rulers, Governor Ikpeazu stated that the Staff of Office is a symbol of respect, authority and power, and charged them to exercise their powers with the fear of God and utmost discretion.
He told them to be mindful of the rules and regulations guiding the Ezeship stool which they now occupy.
Governor Ikpeazu further challenged them to be responsive and ensure that peace and tranquility reign supreme in their communities, emphasizing that they must be fair to their people and unite their people by ensuring that they do not factionalize traditional rulership.
The Governor who also enjoined the Traditional Rulers to always make themselves available and ensure there is no break down of law and order said the era of picking Staff of Office and disappearing is over.
The Governor congratulated the Ezes on their formal recognition.
Responding on behalf of his Colleagues, the Traditional Ruler of Mgboko-Itungwa Autonomous Community, Obingwa LGA, Eze Chibuzo Ngwakwe thanked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for finding them fit for the position of Traditional Rulers.
He pledged their commitment to fulfill all that is expected of them as Traditional Rulers in Abia State and ensure that peace and tranquility prevail in their domains.
The event attracted many dignitaries including the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem, Deputy Chief of to the Deputy Governor, Sir Don Ubani, Chairman Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Joseph Nwabekee, Abia State Chairman, Christian Associations of Nigeria, Apostle Emmanuel Agomuo amongst others.