The Ugoani of Okpanam Kingdom in Oshimili North Local Government Council of Delta State, HRM Michael Mbanefo Ogbolu, has approved the conferment of the chieftaincy title, Enyi 1 of Okpanam Kingdom, on the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Ogbueshi Patrick Ukah.
A letter dated September 3, 2018, conveying the approval and personally signed by the Ugoani, stated the decision was reached after due consultations with the Traditional/Customary Matters Committee, through Ugoani-In-Council and the highest organ of Okpanam Kingdom, Elders Council.
The letter revealed that the decision was based on the track record of Ogbueshi Ukah in engineering the socio-ecomomic developments of Okpanam as never witnessed before and in assisting to ensure the retention of Madonna School for Children With Special Needs in Okpanam despite the devious inhibitive manueovres of mischief makers.
In his response to the letter dated September 4, 2018, the Commissioner for Information, wrote, ‘with the deepest sense of appreciation, “l write to accept this honour done to me and my family’.”
He disclosed that the date for the conferment will be communicated to the Ogoani after consultations with the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, his family and his friends.