Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has called on stakeholders to work towards the sustenance of the existing peace in the Niger Delta region.
The governor made the call today while speaking during the conferment of chieftaincy titles to 5 prominent Nigerians by the 20th Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwole at the Olu Palace, Warri.
Chief Tunde Okotoro (Ugo), Chief (Dr.) Lemon Ikpea (Odolagbon), Chief Fred Edegbele (Ikenuwa), Chief (Barr.) Edmund Ekpoko ((Tolureju), Chief (Mrs) Daisy Danjuma (Agha-Iwere), were given chieftaincy titles at the occasion.
According to the governor who was accompanied by retinue of high profile politicians to the event, “it is time to build on the existing peace, it is time to embrace hope and we will make a great mark as a state and as a nation.”
While congratulating those who bagged chieftaincy titles at the occasion, Governor Okowa commended the Olu for choosing deserving Nigerians, particularly, indigenes of Itsekiri to join him in piloting the affairs of his kingdom.
“I commend you (the Olu) for choosing the right persons to partner with you in the development of your Kingdom, this will encourage them to do more,” the governor said, emphasizing, “it is time people partner with those in authority to make things work.”
He challenged the chiefs to ensure that they do not only attract development to Itsekiri nation but, should ensure that the there is peace and love among the people, noting that when different kingdoms are in peace, the state would be peaceful.
HRM Ogiame Ikenwole at the occasion, said, “I am happy that all those we have installed as chiefs are notable subjects of our Kingdom, we are confident that they will continue to contribute to the development of the kingdom.”
“We are at peace with our neighbours, we want peace, we must encourage peace and we must support our Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to succeed,” the Olu said