By Samson Yaki

The Odyong Nyankpa of Panda in Karu Local Government of Nasarawa State, His Royal Highness,  Barr. Joel Aninge, recently marked his 20th year anniversary of ascending the throne as Odyong Nyanpa.

Born on March 12, 1958, Aninge assumed leadership of his people  in the year 2000 after the demise of his predecessor Late Ejim Ajoi.

Since then, the His Royal Highness has continued to play the role of the Oracle Orator, the light and  the pathfinder of his people’s traditional journey.

The former Clerk of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly and staff of defunct Standard Newspaper Jos, has been enjoying the unquestionable loyalty and support of his people at all times.

In his congrtulatory message, the Member Representing Karu/Gitata Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Honourable David Maiyaki, prayed God to bestow upon the Royal Father more wisdom to continue to harness the cultural antecedents of Nyanpa people to the benefit of the present and the future generation.

The S.A to Karu Local Govt. Chairman on Community Relation, Hon. Egbe W. Moses conveyed his sincere congratulations to his Majesty, on the occasion of the 20th. Anniversary of the accession to the throne, praying that, “the Almighty God in his infinite mercy, give his Majesty the strength and blessings to continue to remain on the throne in greatness, sovereignty and prosperity”.

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