The Attah Igala His Royal Majesty, Dr Alaji Opaluwa Oguche Akpa, has urged all Igala people both at home and in the diaspora to unite and shun discrimination to ensure rapid growth and development of the kingdom.
Attah, who doubles as chairman, Igala Traditional Council, gave the advice when the Movement for the Sustainable Development of Igala Land (MOSUDIL), paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Idah, Kogi state.
Attah noted that since he ascended the throne, the issue of discrimination had hitherto hindered smooth growth and development in Igala land.
He said the underdevelopment in Igala land was partly due to the people who have constituted themselves as cog in the wheel of progress.
Speaking on security, the monarch said a lot of strategies were being put in place to ensure that crime and criminality were brought to zero level.
Attah cautioned the youth who were using social media platforms to castigate or demoralise the well-to-do Igala sons and daughters to desist henceforth.
He stated that such act was not in any way promoting the good image of Igala land, and do not reflect the culture and tradition of Igala kingdom.
Attah commended the association for the visit and urged them to get more members into its fold, saying, ‘the movement is an ideological one, which has penchant for the development of Igala land.”
Earlier, the chairman of MOSUDIL, Comrade Daniel Salifu, commended the royal father for bringing rays of hope to all Igala sons and daughters within a short time of ascending the throne.
Salifu, who was represented by Comrade Innocent Idajili, stated that the movement was established some years ago, to identify and support Igala people having the penchant track records for the development of Igala land.