Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano on Friday presented 130 brand new Ikenga SUV vehicles made by Nigerian vehicle manufacturer, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), to 130 traditional rulers in the state.
Governor Obiano who distributed the vehicle at Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, the state capital, said it was to appreciate their efforts in entrenching development including security of lives and property at the grassroots.
He also commended them for overseeing the successful execution of the N20 million community infrastructure (choose-your-project) at their respective communities, assuring that his administration would continue to provide for the traditional institution.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Local Government, Community and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Greg Obi, said the traditional rulers were the bedrock and foundation for government achievement in all areas of the economy.
Responding on behalf of the monarchs, the Chairman, Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council and Obi of Onitsha, HRH Alfred Achebe tasked colleagues on unity and loyalty to constituted authority, while pledging unalloyed support of the traditional rulers to the government.
The car presentation is also coming weeks after Governor Obiano suspended the 12 monarchs for one year after they travelled to Abuja with the oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, to report him to President Muhammad Buhari.