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Behold, The Takobi of Auchi Sacred Kingdom

Prince (Sheikh) Suleman Momoh has been turbaned as the Takobi of Auchi Sacred Kingdom.

Momoh, who was conferred with the customary and traditional title in 2020, was turbaned by the Otaru of Auchi Sacred Kingdom, His Royal Highness Alhaji Aliru H. Momoh.

A letter dated June 25, 2020, and signed by Daudu of Osomeke/Secretary, Otaru-in-Council, Prince (Alh) H. M. Momoh, had said Momoh was conferred with the title in appreciation of his contributions to the development of the kingdom.

Although the letter asked him to immediately assume full responsibilities of the honorary title, he was formally turbaned on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

The kingdom had delayed the turbaning ceremony due to the ravaging coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

“I am directed to inform you that His Royal Highness, Alhaji Akiri H. Momoh, Ikelebe III, Otaru of Auchi Sacred City has graciously bestowed on you the Auchi Customary Title TAKOBI OF AUCHI SACRED CITY in appreciation of your contribution to the development of the Auchi Sacred City,” the conferment letter read.

“You are to assume full responsibilities of the honorary title of Auchi Sacred City forthwith. The celebration and any other traditional rites will come up InSha Allah after the COVID-19 pandemic period.”

Prince (Sheikh) Suleman Momoh

Momoh, who hails from Etsako West Local Government Area in Edo State, is currently the Commissioner; Planning, Research, Statistics, Information and Library Services (PRSILS) at the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

Before his appointment as a NAHCON commissioner, he was a Senior Lecturer in Department of Marketing, School of Business Studies, Auchi Polytechnic, Edo state from 2006-2020.

Momoh has held several leadership positions which includes but not limited to, Programme Coordinator (Head of Department), Department of Marketing, School of Evening Studies, Auchi Polytechnic (2016-2020), Chairman, Exams Misconduct Panel, School of Evening Studies, Auchi ( 2019-2020), Vice Chairman, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Edo State, Proprietor, Otaru Islamic center Auchi, Edo State, Imam II and Maitafseer of Auchi Sacred Kingdom amongst others.

He is a member of the sacred royal family of Auchi Kingdom. He attended his primary and secondary school at Uchi Primary School, Auchi, Edo State, and Comprehensive High School Auchi, Edo State respectively.

Momoh holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing from Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State and a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc) in Economics from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma. He also obtained a Masters degree in Business Adminstration (MBA) from University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State in 2014 and a Masters of Science Degree (MSc) in Marketing from Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State in 2019. He is also well versed in Arabic and Islamic Studies.

He is a member of several professional bodies. He is a member, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (MNIMN), Associate Chartered Economist, Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria (ICEN), Fellow, Institute of Industrial Adminstration of Nigeria (FIIA) as well as Associate Fellow, Institute of Policy Management Development (IPMD).

Sheikh Momoh is married with children.

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