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New Olu Of Warri Assures People Of Warri Of Peaceful Reign

Posted: Dec 13, 2015 at 3:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Okowa (first left), Oshiomhole (third left) Uduaghan (left) Tinubu

Okowa (first left), Oshiomhole (third left) Uduaghan (left) Tinubu

By Emma Arubi

The newly crowned Itsekiri monarch, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli Emiko 1, has assured the entire people of Warri Kingdom and its neighbours of a peaceful reign as well providing the enabling environment for economic and social growth.
The royal father gave these assurances Saturday, shortly after being installed the 20th Olu of Warri at Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiri people in a very colorful ceremony exhibiting the rich cultural heritage of the people.
He thanked the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifgeayin Okowa for his leadership and enjoined him to do more in terms of job creation and youths engagement programmes.
President Buhari who was represented at the occasion by the Secretary to the Federal Goverment, SFG, Babachir David Lawal commended the Itsekiri people for not being culpable in the on-going corruption cases and applauded them peacefully selecting their new king without rancour.
In his remarks, Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeayin Okowa eulogises the Itsekiri people in the way and manner they chose their king saying that “it speaks volume of the unity of the Itsekiri nation” promising to work closely with the traditional institution with a view to developing the grassroots in the state.
Similarly, new crowned Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi who was on his first official outing since his coronation spoke of the historical ties between the Itsekiri nation and their Ife brothers and express optimism that the relationship continues.
the occasion was attended by past Governor of Delta state, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Current governor Okowa, Adams Oshiomhole, Publisher of Vanguard newspapers, Uncle Sam Amuka, the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Emeka Achebe and the Ovie of Agbon amongst other prominent Nigerians and members of the Diplomatic Corp.