–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – By Michael EKOKORUWE:
The Ovie of Uzere kingdom HRM Odhebeodhiwu Udogri 1 (JP) has installed 18 new traditional Chiefs with various titles as members of Uzere council of chiefs, held at Uzere, Isoko South local government area of the Delta State.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Royal Majesty, Ovie of Uzere reiterated the importance of the traditional council of chiefs which according to him, forms part of the decision making body in piloting the affairs of the kingdom, especially now that he has returned to the community.
Prominent sons and daughters of the kingdom were honored with chieftaincy titles as reward of contributions towards the development of the Uzere kingdom even as the monarch functions effectively with the assistance of the council of chiefs.
Those honored with the chieftaincy titles are Chief Hon. Godspower Obaro, Philip Agbaka, Hon. Jones Agbaka, Mrs. Ogueri Florence, Dr. Akpotareghe Abugo, Hon. Gabriel Ogueri and Hon. Brooklyn Essi.
Others are Chief (Mrs.) Arene Ojoji, Arima Bernard, Pa. R. E. Arhebe, Mr. Obonyano ThankGod, Ogrigri Enoch, Solomon Ewenede, Samson Ezerino Okpenu, Mrs. Ewenede Josephine, Onyagbodor Edward, Chief (Engr.) Lawrence Eduje and Mr. Harvest Ekomone.
While commending the new members of Uzere council of chiefs, Hon. High Chief Iduh Amadhe, President General Isoko Development Union, urged them to imbibe the rules and norms of traditional chiefs which commands respect in Uzere and Isoko Nation.
Amadhe further urged the new Uzere council of chiefs to always be on the chieftaincy regalia during official ceremonies and be custodian of Uzere tradition with self respect.
In attendance was Dr. Bashorun Askia Ogieh, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer DESOPADEC, Hon. Kenneth Ogba, member Delta State House of Assembly, Isoko South constituency 1, Ovie of Okpe – Isoko, Odiologbo of Onogbokor and Ovie of Ellu kingdom.
Others are Professor Abenego Ekoko, members of Uzere council of chiefs, some members of Oleh council of chiefs, cross section of Uzere women, the youths and invited guests from other Isoko communities.