DEEPEST COMMISERATION FROM KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC TO HIS EXCELLENCY, THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF KOGI STATE, ON THE THE PASSAGE OF THE ATTAH IGALA
I write with heavy heart to express the deepest commiseration of the Acadamic Board, Management, staff and students of Kogi State Polytecgnic, Lokoja, to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, on the shocking passage of the Attah Igala and Chairman, Kogi State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Majesty, Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni II.
The institution also deeply commiserates with the Kogi State Council of Traditional Rulers, the Igala Kingdom, the Ayegba Om’ Idoko House, the immediate family of His Royal Majesty, all Igala sons and daughters, associates and well-wishers of the Igala kingdom, on the transition of the Monarch.
Indeed, in the demise of His Royal Majesty, the Igala Kingdom and the State as a whole have surely missed the wise counsel, fatherly disposition and rallying point of unity which he epitomised throughout his reign.
Even in my deepest sadness, I recall with nostalgia, his fatherly counsel and commitment to the unity of the State which was visibly on display in his heart moving words during my courtesy call on him shortly after my appointment as Acting Rector.
His Royal Majesty, on that occasion, sternly advised me to eschew all forms of sentiment in all my dealings, and his words have remained a reference for all decisions I make.
While I will sorely miss the invaluable pillar his physical presence offered, I am consoled by the immortality of his words.
It is my prayer and that of the institution that God in His infinite mercy grant His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, the State Council of Traditional Rulers, the Igala Kingdom, family, associates and well-wishers of His Royal Majesty the fortitude to bear the heavy loss.
Once again, hearty commiseration from Kogi State Polytechnic to the Government, the good people of Kogi State and the Igala Kingdom on this moment of sorrow.
Dr. Salisu O. Usman