Saturday 6 May 2023


By: Wilson Bako (Lafia)

A new Aren Eggon, a first class stool, of the Eggon Nation in Nasarawa state has emerged.

He is Justice Ahmed Ubangari (Rtd). He succeeded, the late Aren Eggon, Bala Angbazo.

Already, the State Governor,  Engineer Abdullahi Sule,  has approved the appointment .

Engineer Sule gave the approval shortly after being presented with the report of the Committee saddled with the responsibility of conducting the selection of the new Aren Eggon, at Government House, Friday.

Engineer Sule explained that, the selection of the new Aren Eggon was carried out in line with the strict policy of transparency under his administration.

The Governor further explained that, out of the 22 kingmakers that were to select the new Aren Eggon,  only three qualified to undertake the selection .

According to him, they are the village heads of Wakama,  Wulko and  that of Aribadu.

He said in line with his transparent posture and his strict compliance with the rule of law, he deliberately refused to talk to any of the three qualified kingmakers and he directed all the eleven aspirants for the stool to go and lobby the three of them ( kingmakers) for support.

The Governor in his explanation disclosed that, at the end of the selection, the three kingmakers in company of some prominent traditional rulers were brought to his office where he personally confirmed from them whether the Retired Justice, was truly the person they selected and they answered in the affirmative.

Engineer Sulesaid, he went further to probe, if the kingmakers were forced by certain persons or group to select Justice Ubangari (Rtd) and they reassured him that, “nobody compelled them into taking their decision”.

It was after this that the Governor later  presented  Justice Ahmad Ubangari (Rtd) before the Traditional Council of Chiefs led by the Emir of Lafia, HRH Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad (rtd) for ratification.



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