Monarch Lauds Eastern Ports Police Boss’ Respect For Host Communities
The Amanyanabo of Ogu Kingdom, His Majesty, King Nicholas Ibiebele-Nimenibo, Loko IX has lauded the Commissioner of Police, Eastern Ports, Edwin Ogwuche for his professional conduct and respect for the traditional institution within his jurisdiction.
King Nicholas Ibiebele-Nimenibo made the commendation when the Eastern Ports police boss paid him a courtesy visit in his palace at Ogu in Ogu/Bolo local government area last Thursday.
The monarch said Ogu is one of the host communities of the Free Zone and maintained that the long time relationship between the two communities of Onne and Ogu (Ikpokiri) would be sustained despite the provocative naming of the seaport in some quarters.
He noted that Ikpokiri was the original name given to the port before it was later changed to FOT, Port Harcourt, and assured him of the support of the Ogu people to enable him carry out his duties successfully.
In his remarks, Chairman, Ogu Divisional Council of Chiefs, Chief Spiff Micah Taribo Amgbara said Ogu Kingdom is one of the most peaceful and fast growing communities, and hinted that the three day prayer and fasting session observed every first week of the new year had been the turning point of development in the kingdom.
Chief Taribo-Amgbara expressed delight that the people of Ogu who are self-made through communal efforts would continue to preach peace, love and good neighborliness and enjoined the police to relocate to their permanent site without delay to carry out their activities effectively.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police, Eastern, Ports, Edwin Ogwuche said he was in the palace to familiarize with the Chiefs and the people of the community as well as to receive royal blessings to enable him perform his duty perfectly.
Ogwuche was optimistic that he would excel in his duty with community policing and promised to visit the area regularly as people who play a vital role within the Eastern port in Rivers State.