President Muhammadu Buhari expressed profound commiserations with the family, friends and associates of His Royal Majesty, Attah Igala, Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II, over the transition of the Paramount Ruler of Igala Kingdom and President, Kogi State Council of Chiefs.
The President also condoled with the Kogi State Government, describing the late royal father as a “man of peace who devoted his life and reign to the unity and progress of not only his people, but also the state and country.”
In a statement today, August 29, by the senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the President said that the 27th Attah Igala will be greatly missed for his wise counsels and reputation for honesty, urging the people of his domain to sustain his achievements during his eight-year rule.
The President prayed that God will console the family of the revered foremost traditional ruler and all those who mourn him, and grant his soul eternal rest.
The President’s condolence message came against the backdrop of a statement today from the Attah’s legal team that the media announcement of the death of the monarch was a taboo in Igala culture.