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Jen Community Urges Gov Kefas To Upgrade Chiefdom, Creates More District Heads 

By Jamila Abba, Jalingo 

The paramount ruler of the Jenjo community in the Karim-Lamido local government area, HRH David Robert, has called on the Taraba State Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, to upgrade the Jen chiefdom to a 2nd class Chief and create more district heads for the sake of unity and oneness.

He made this request at the Jenjo Cultural Day Celebration, which was held in his honour at the Major General Boniface Robert Sinjen, Sports and Cultural Centre in the Jen Karim-Lamido local government area of the state. 

The 3rd class traditional ruler asserted that the Jen chiefdom had been waiting for an upgrade for a long time to give the Jenjo people a sense of pride.

He also appealed to the state government through the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to approve the creation of more districts and village heads within the Jenjo chiefdom. 

The 3rd class chief further stated that the government cannot do everything for them, hence all hands must be on deck to assist the community to grow.

He pointed out that one of the greatest worries in his chiefdom is their request for 2nd class status. 

They were initially on the same rank as Zing, Kona, and Bali up to the early 70s but have been in a 3rd class chiefdom since the 80s. 

Surprisingly, Zing has reached its 1st class, while Bali and Bakundi are in 2nd class, leaving Jen far behind.

He, therefore, appealed to the state governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, to approve and upgrade the Jen chiefdom. 

Additionally, he urged the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to approve the creation of more district heads and village heads in Jen’s domain.

He pledged to do everything humanly possible to live in harmony, ensuring fairness, equity, and justice in the community.

In his remarks, the chairman of the occasion, former Governor Jolly Nyame, while expressing confidence in the paramount ruler, urged him to use his power to unite his administration, both within and outside the country. 

Speaking at the occasion, Governor Agbu Kefas said that his administration would not leave any stone unturned in addressing the challenges of the citizens in the state. 

Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS), Timothy Kataps, Kefas assured the community that they would be connected to a high-quality road in the next two years.

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