President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated Matter Opaluwa on his coronation as the new Attah of Igala Kingdom, Kogi State.
This was made known in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
In the statement titled, ‘President Buhari congratulates Attah Igala Kingdom, Alhaji Matthew Opaluwa Oguche, on Coronation’, Buhari also commended the ruling houses for choosing Opaluwa, whom he described as “a choice most befitting, and reflective of the values of the revered tribe.”
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari joins people and Government of Kogi State in celebrating investiture of Attah Igala Kingdom, Alhaji Matthew Opaluwa Oguche, commending the Four Ruling houses for a choice most befitting, and reflective of the values of the revered tribe.
“President Buhari felicitates with sons and daughters of Igala Kingdom, at home and diaspora, for the processional coronation of the royal father, who will carry on the good works of his predecessors in upholding and promoting age-old cultural icons, most significantly the betterment of the domain.
“As the historic event unfolds inLokoja, the President notes the importance of the procession to national heritage, with the confluence state serving as reference for elevating the beauty of Nigeria’s history.
“The President looks forward to working with the Attah Igala, whose throne has over the years turned into a repository of wisdom and truth, counseling many leaders at state and national levels, and providing strong advocacy for unity and civic responsibilities.
“President Buhari prays for the wellbeing of the Attah Igala, and wellness of his domain.”
Meanwhile, the processional coronation of the Attah has been scheduled for Monday November 8th, 2021.
The National President of the four ruling houses in Igala Kingdom, Mr. Sunday Okolo in a statement announced that the processional coronation will begin from Lokoja, the state capital.
“The four ruling houses therefore invite all beaded chiefs, traditional rulers Imams and Ministers, sons and daughters of Igala Kingdom at home and in diaspora to fully participate in the whole exercise of the coronation,” the statement read.