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King Continues Visit To War Canoe Houses

The people of Ogu Kingdom in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area have been told to continue to maintain, unity and love for the community.

Amanyanabo of Ogu Kingdom, His Majesty, King Nicholas Dickson Ibiebele Nimenibo, Loko IX made the call when he paid a royal interactive visit to the people of Omodara Group of Houses on Monday.

King Loko IX said with the existing peace in the community following his installation and coronation they had shown love and noted that the visit was to thank them and enjoin them to keep up the tempo.

The Ogu monarch further urged the people not to forget their culture and tradition so that the younger generation could know their history.

Also speaking, the Chairman, Ogu Divisional Council of Chiefs, Chief Spiff Taribo-Amgbara commended the Omodara Group of Houses for the cultural display and artifacts, and opined that the community will continue to experience rapid development and progress.

In his speech, Chief Jonah Tamuno-Furubowarifama who chronicle the history of Omodara Ancestry said as one of the founders of the town, they paved the way for its development by donating lands for the first church and schools at Tende Ama, and need special consideration in employment, and empowerment, stressing that they also deserved better deal because of Ikpokiri, their old settlement were the wharf and the Navel college are located.

Earlier in their welcome address read by the Chairman of Omodarani Wariyengi-se, Chief Joachin Reuben Amakiri-Abam Nyeduko felicitate with the king on his visit, coronation, elevation and recognition as a first class Amanyanabo of Ogu, and pledged their commitment to the existing cordial relationship and co-operation between Ogu kingdom and their Group of Houses.

Chief Abam Nyeduko appealed for employment opportunities for the youths, scholarships for the pupils and students and empowerment for the women to enable them engage in small scale businesses, pointing out that Tende-Ama and Ikpokiri have some satellite settlements that host majority of the development projects in the kingdom.

Other Omodarani Wariyengise Chiefs present during the visit include Chief (Brig. Gen) Woriboye Dick Iruenabere Nyeduko (Rtd) of Iruenabere Nyeduko House, Chief Sunday Asitonka Amangidukoka-Tende of Tende House, Chief Anthony Ibifure Tamunonime of Tamunonime House and Chief-elect Emmanuel Aguru Alamina of Iruene House.

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