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Idoma Area Traditional Council set to confer chieftaincy title on Edeh, Alia

The Idoma Area Traditional Council is set to honour several distinguished individuals with chieftaincy titles, including Barr. Paul Edeh, a notable humanitarian and successful entrepreneur.

Barr. Edeh, the Chairman of the Benue State Football Association (BSFA) and founder of Naija Ratels and Honey Badgers football clubs, will be conferred with the title of Ebo K’Idoma (Peace of Idoma).

This title is in recognition of his contributions to his numerous community contributions in uplifting the Idoma region.

In his response, Barr. Edeh expressed his gratitude: “This recognition by His Royal Majesty and the Idoma Area Traditional Council is a tremendous and unexpected honour. I wholeheartedly accept this nomination and pledge to uphold the dignity and responsibilities that come with the title.”

The ceremony will also honour the Executive Governor of Benue State, Rev. Father Hyacinth Iormem Alia, with the title of Okamaleya K’Idoma (Promise Kept), reflecting his steadfast commitment to his promises and community.

The nomination, as detailed in a letter signed by Adegbe Uloko, Secretary of the Idoma Area Traditional Council, underscores the recipients’ significant contributions to their communities and the broader Idoma Nation.

“It is the humble disposition and pleasure of His Royal Majesty, Agaba-Idu Elaigwu Odogbo Obagaji John CON, FOIN, FONA, FOOSA, FCCFA, ANIM and the Idoma Area Traditional Council, based on your antecedents and contributions to your community and the Idoma Nation, that HRM wishes to confer a chieftaincy title on you,” the letter stated.

Additionally, Benue State Deputy Governor, Dr. Sam Ode, from Otukpo, will be honoured with the title of Ebeneigbogwu K’Idoma. Other notable figures receiving chieftaincy titles include Hon. Barr. Obla Godwin, SAN, Hon. Abba Adaudu, Chief Francis Alochu, Rt Hon. Nick Eworo, John Otse Aboh, Dr. Ameh Idoko, Barr. Bonny Apochi, Hon. David Olotu, Hon. Pastor Ojotu Ojema, Chief Ogaji Bright Igodo, Prof. Ujah Innocent, Chief Ochacho Muhammad Ohiminin, Hon. Michael Oglegba, Hon. DS, Lami Danladi, and Captain Patrick Agwo Olonta.

This grand event, celebrating the achievements and service of these esteemed individuals, is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2024, in Otukpo, and promises to be a significant cultural celebration for the Idoma community.

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