The Maigari of Lokoja, HRH Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Kabir Maikarfi 111, OON, today conferred the traditional title of “Sodangi” of Lokoja, on member Representing Lokoja/Kogi federal Constituency, Hon.Barr. Shaba Ibrahim
Speaking while tubarning the lawmaker at his palace, the Royal father said the title was given to Shaba in recognition of his contributions to the development of the Emirate and the constituent at large
“It is one of the major tradition of this emirate that any of its people that do good, we reward him with a traditional title as a mark of appreciation and encouragement” Maigari said
Responding, the Sodangi of Lokoja, Barr Shaba Ibrahim, thanked the Royal father and Lokoja emirate for giving him the title and promise to continue to work toward the development of the emirate.
He said he would work to justify the confidence reposed on him by the Lokoja Emirate council under the leadership of the Maigari of Lokoja as one of its ambassadors.
Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello who attended the tubarning ceremony, commended the Maigari of Lokoja for his foresight in rewarding an Ebira man with a traditional title due to his contributions to the development of Lokoja Emirate council, his constituent and the state at large.
He congratulated the newly conferred Sodangi of Lokoja adding that Barr. Shaba is worthy of the appointment.
“Your contributions towards the development of this dormain is unparalleled, I have no doubt in my mind that with your anticidents you will do more.
“We can all see it, that Within this short time your contributions as a lawmaker has been eventful. You’ve made us proud through your contributions at the hallow chamber, am proud to be associated with you.
“Your Royal Highness, I’m proud of your foresight for appointing an Ebira man as the Sodangi of Lokoja.” Bello said.