John Nani Bags Idjerhe Monarch’s Highest Award For Excellent Service Delivery

John Nani Receives Idjerhe Monarch's Award on behalf of the Entire Idjerhe people.
John Nani Receives Idjerhe Monarch's Award on behalf of the Entire Idjerhe people.

…Ministry of Environment Now Have Drones to Monitor Flood Prone Zones- Nani.

By Etatsemi Onoriode

The Hononourable Commissioner for Environment Delta State, Chief Barr. John Obukohwo Nani has received a prestigious and the highest award of a meritorious cum excellent service of the Idjerhe Monarch on behalf of the entire Idjerhe people for attracting massive development to the agrarian community.

His Royal Majesty, Otadaferua Edward Igho (JP) PNM, Erhiekevvwe 1, Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom A.K.A Ododo, who presented the award to Chief Nani on behalf of his people in his palace on the occasion of the Children’s party at the new year day celebration, explained that the encomium pouring out from his subjects on Nani’s good works across the Kingdom, necessitated this gesture.

The monarch said, “I His Royal Majesty Otadaferua, Edward Igho (JP) PNM Erhiekevwe I, ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom A.K.A Ododo, on behalf of your people, chiefs, youths and women of Idjerhe Kingdom, feel great and encouraged to issue you the testimony of excellent service due to the volume of encomium pouring in from them to salute you for attracting such numerous development into the Kingdom, just as the meaning of your chieftaincy title, the “Aghwemutuwewi” of Idjerhe Kingdom Connotes. We pray that God should give you more wisdom and strength to enable you attain a greater height”.

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The Monarch described some of the projects which was attracted to his people from Hon Nani through the Delta State government to include the road dualization project from the Benin-Warri express way in Jesse town, the administrative headquarters of Idjerhe Kingdom, the reconstruction of the entire road surface from Jesse town to Boboruku, schools projects, water projects, World Bank flooding project amounting to the tune of N5billion that has stopped flood in the community and many others.

Hon Nani who was elated with the prestigious award, commended the good people of Idjerhe Kingdom, describing their actions as a call for more service delivery to his people who recognized his good intentions and good works for them, pointing out that “I am humbled by the monarch’s award. When one is encouraged, he intend to do more, and what the Monarch has done today is to show that I am recognized in the Kingdom and that I should do more”.

The commissioner assured his people further that “God willing, and as long that I have the capacity, I will do more for my people and the entire Delta state which I am made to serve, because it is only God that give someone the ability to help the  people”.

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He revealed that in the year 2018, the issue of flooding has been laid to rest since the Delta State government led by Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has procured drones which will now make it easy for the ministry of environment to locate any area of possible flooding and respond faster to that situation by channeling such flood prone areas away from causing havoc to the people.

He said in the 2017, the Delta State government was proactive to the issue of flooding through the analog means hence there was not much flooding recorded but this year and subsequently, drones will go round the state through aerial view and if alerted of any possible flooding position, his ministry will prevent such swiftly from happening to keep the state with the world standard, just as he commended the Governor for his proactive stands in all situation with the issue of flooding and other related issues of development in the state.

Chief Ajarho Oyibo another prominent son of Idjerhe kingdom who is into oil and gas business based in Lagos, also commended the Idjerhe Monarch for the great honour bestowed on Hon John Nani, remarking that “if you do something nice, it is the reward for it. It is good to be appreciated for your good works. Others have come and done theirs before now, but none of these could be compared to what Chief Nani has done. I want those in government positions to do more for Idjerhe Kingdom by emulating Chief Nani’s style”.

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Chief Oyibo called on all sons and daughters of the Kingdom to use their position in addressing some of the teething problems in the community especially with Idjerhe Kingdom that is blessed with enough man power which he said can transform the entire community within a short time in the areas of education, health, while commending the Governor of Delta State Governor Okowa for doing his best in transforming the State.

Chief Austin Omonode, the President General of Idjerhe Kingdom who was a special guest of honour at the children’s party, also commended the Monarch on Chief Nani’s award including the yearly children’s party in the palace.

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