President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the sons and daughters of Idoma Kingdom, Benue State on the investiture of the fifth Och’Idoma, Dr. John Elaigwu Odogbo, who he described as someone whose academic, work and leadership credentials hold promise for his people.
President Buhari notes the zeal and diligence of Dr Odogbo in seeking knowledge and sharing his wisdom, working for more than two decades with the Federal Inland Revenue Service, during which he earned a doctorate in accounting and taxation, and trained many staff.
The President believes the national and international exposure and network of the traditional ruler over many years sets a new standard for the domain, creating a good setting for progress through the marriage of the traditional and the modern, by placing the people first.
As a public servant, educator and Christian religious leader, President Buhari affirms that Dr Odogbo’s wealth of experience will play out in guiding citizens on the path of peace, prosperity and development in the state and beyond, considering the steadily rising influence and impact of the Idomas in nation building, especially in leadership positions.
The President prays for the wellbeing of the Idoma nation, and most importantly, good health and wisdom for the Paramount Ruler.