Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Ovie of Agbarha Warri Kingdom in Delta State, HRM London Aforkerhi Itu, Ememoh 11, Orhifi, has appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the completion of the Omadino-Ukpokiti Road project in Warri South Local Government Area.
The traditional ruler’s appeal was contained in his key note address read on his behalf on Sunday by Chief Willie Digbori, during his conferment of chieftaincy titles on 26 indigenes of the kingdom in Igbudu Agbarha Warri.Orhifi stated that the people of the Agbarha Warri oil-rich riverine community would want to feel the impact of an oil producing community.
“The project when completed would boost the socio / economic activities of Ukpokiti Community and its environs and also decongest the highly congested Warri urban. ” This is why the project is very dear to us, ” Orhifi said.
While urging his subjects and residents in the area to always abide by government directives on measures aimed at curbing the spread of covid-19 pandemic, he appreciated Governor Okowa for taking care of traditional rulers in the state and for his continued developmental strides in Delta State.
Orhifi had earlier explained that the purpose of the chieftaincy conferment was to reward and appreciate indigenes who have been loyal in sustaining the ovieship institution in Agbarha Warri Kingdom over the past twenty- two years.
“The selection for the chieftaincy conferment is targeted mostly at youths that are knowledgeable enough to be saddled with the responsibilities for traditional palace administration in their early ages, particularly those non chiefs, working tirelessly with the kingdom, “he added.