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Fon Moolo II Epitome of Development and Peace In Nkar

Fon of Nkar and Oku

Fon of Nkar and Oku

Fon Moolo II of Nkar, has been described as an epitome of peace and development in his area. This revelation was made by Fon Sintiel II of Oku, during the annual death commemoration of the late fon Tume Ntani of Nkar from the 1st to the 08th of February 2015

He made the remarks while addressing the fons of Nkwen, Babessi, Jottin and a host of friendly delegations from several other brotherly villages across the region and beyond who turn-up to commemorate with the people of Nkar. He described the relationship between his people and the people of Nkar as brotherly which runs back for many generations. This is further evident of the fact that he was present during the passing of the late Fon Tume Tani and has always stood by the side of his successor.

      In response, Fon Moolo II called on every son and daughter of the land to maintain peace at all cost. saying “If the fon of fons the head of state can maintain peace then I am obliged to keep peace” Stating that the good neighbourly relationship recorded by the Nkar community with other fondoms like the Oku fondom is because of a long history of understanding and intermarriages. The Fon of Oku and himself he said are brothers of the same value of peace, adding that brotherly coexistence should not end at the level of the fondom but should extend to his beloved country as a whole.

Fon Moolo II also used the occasion to express his full support for the head of state’s peace crusade, as well as throwing his full weight behind him in the fight against Boko Haram that is threatening national peace. He further called on all to report to security officials any suspected individual.

   On development said there can be no development if there is no peace Adding that it is the responsibility of every son and daughter of the land to develop their home of origin. He also reminded the womenfolk to harness their energy to constitute a development front.

   Yaa Doris newly crowned title holder praised the fon for his astute leadership and congratulated the Nkar and Nso fondoms for preserving their tradition unlike in other parts of the country where tradition has been trampled upon by modernism. She wished the fon wisdom, long life and prosperity to the people of Nkar.

Notables of Nkar with HRH Fon Moolo II

Notables of Nkar with HRH Fon Moolo II

The commemoration is an old age tradition of the Nkar people that takes placein a symbolic period of 12 days, 12 weeks, 12 months and 12 years after the death of the fon. The commemoration is aimed at cleansing the land and to appease the gods. The present commemoration marks the 3rd in the 12 year celebration.

Other activities to mark the event included church service and holy mass and thanksgiving for peace to reign throughout the event and land. The palace during the celebration visited orphans and widows share them, handing over gifts and assistance.

The event was characterized by performances from all “jujus” and traditional groups in the villages and by various delegations from brotherly villages.


By Visi Ita Binyuy in Nkar


Source : Scoop Newspaper

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