From Francis Nansak
Mr Okechukwu Leonard- Ezike, the new Eze ( king ) Igbo in Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, has assured of his readiness to lead his people with the fear of God in the interest of peace and for the overall development of the state.
Leonard-Ezike gave the assurance while addressing newsmen on Friday in Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state.
He said that ruling his subjects and others with the fear of God would not only promote peace but would also boost the socio-economic activities of Igbo people of the area thereby improving on their standard of living.
The new Igbo leader assured of his readiness to operate an open door policy and to carry every of his subjects along while discharging their duties.
” My blue print is to unite and ensure that Igbo people in Nasasarawa Eggon local government area speaks with one voice.
” As the importance of unity and peace to societal development could not be over emphasised. Peace is priceless and non negotiable. We must embrace peace and tolerate one another.
” It is in view of this that I will lead my people with the fear of God in order to promote unity and peaceful co-existence among Igbos and other ethnic groups in this area, the state and the country at large,” he said.
Leonard-Ezike also urged his subjects and other people to continue to take their business activities with all seriousness in order to excel in life and to continue to contribute their quota positively to the development of the area and the state at large.
He called on them to be law abiding, respect constituted authorities, live in peace and tolerate one another for development to thrive.
The new Igbo leader commended Aren Eggon, HRH, Dr Bala Abaine Angbazo, and the Local government Chairman of the area, Mr Danlami Idris and other stakeholders in the area for accommodating Igbos in the area.
The Eze Igbo further assured of his readiness to continue to initiate good policies and programmes that would promote peace and have direct bearing on the lives of his subjects and other people of the state.
Commenting, Mr Paul Abuga, the Secretary of Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Council confirmed the appointment of Leonard-Ezike as the new Eze Igbo in the area.