Igala Group commends Sen Jibrin Echocho for advocating for equity as Kogi is recognized as oil producing State.

Senator Isah Jibrin Echocho representing Kogi West District

Igala Group commends Sen Jibrin Echocho for advocating for equity as Kogi is recognized as oil producing State.

Following the official recognition of Kogi as oil producing state, by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Igala community has hailed Senator Jibrin Isah Echocho for his indefatigable effort to ensure the state is captured as Oil producing state.

This acknowledgment has drawn praise from the Igala Social Cultural group, Igala Vanguard, specifically directed towards Senator Jibrin Isah Echocho for his proactive efforts in advocating for the state’s recognition.

The Igala Vanguard, represented by its convener, Engr Lawrence Ankpa, lauded Senator Echocho’s remarkable legislative prowess demonstrated during debates in the Senate.

Ankpa emphasized Echocho’s unwavering commitment to championing the interests of his constituents, particularly in ensuring equitable representation and resource allocation for Kogi State.

Expressing concern over the apparent neglect of certain communities within the state, notably Ibaji, despite their significant contributions to the state’s revenue through oil production, the Igala Vanguard called upon the state government to prioritize the needs of Ibaji and the broader Igala land.

Ankpa highlighted the irony of Ibaji’s situation, given Kogi State’s receipt of 13% derivation funds from the Federation Account, underscoring the urgent need for attention and development in the region.

The group urged key stakeholders, including the state Deputy Speaker, Commissioner of Agriculture, and local representatives, to collaborate with Senator Echocho in advocating for Ibaji’s interests at the highest levels of governance.

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Ankpa urged swift action from state authorities to ensure that Ibaji and the wider Igala community receive the necessary support and are not marginalized in the allocation of resources and development initiatives.

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