Rochas Okorocha, recently bagged the traditional title of Jagaba of Lafia, and the governor said he preferred it to his governorship title because it has “no end tenure” as it is everlasting.
In his address after the conferment at Government House, Owerri by the Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Dr Isa Mustapha, the governor observed that such gestures cemented national unity noting that Nigeria faced many challenges at the moment and that the only way around it is for Nigerian leaders to create and dramatise love among themselves and other Nigerians.
He described the Emir as a bridge-builder and a pillar of Nigerian unity who has been a father to him and a source of encouragement.
Earlier in his remarks after the conferment, the Emir explained that the event was one of the activities marking his 38th year on the throne to appreciate Governor Okorocha’s efforts to unite the country, eradicate poverty and promote education.
The royal father also disclosed that the meaning of the title “Jagaba” is “forward ever, backward never” which he said symbolized that Governor Okorocha will continue to go forward politically and otherwise “and even become the president of this country”.
In his words; “Let us appreciate what the governor is doing. By the time he becomes the president of this country, I am sure education will take its rightful place in the scheme of things”.