The Olu of Warri Kingdom, HRM.Ogiame Atuwatse III, has received assurances from the governor of Delta State, RT. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, that the government will continue to assist traditional rulers due to the responsibilities they play in their respective Kingdoms within the State.
During the Olu of Warri Second Coronation Anniversary ceremony in Warri on Monday, Oborevwori made this statement.
Sir Monday Onyeme, the Deputy Governor of the State, represented the Governor at the function.
“On this note, Your Majesty, I would like to assure you that we, as a government, will continue to support our traditional rulers because we recognize the roles that you play in maintaining peaceful Kingdoms,” he stated.
“Our state will be peaceful and our programs will be successfully implemented for the benefit of all Deltans and humanity if your kingdoms are peaceful.
“On this note, Your Majesty, I would like to once again extend my congratulations and happy coronation anniversary to the government and the good people of Delta State.” He went on.
The Olu of Warri Kingdom, His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, stated that although the Itsekiri people will not support transferring resources from one community to another, they will take advantage of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA).
Olu stated that this is to permit growth in every community within his jurisdiction.
For their mutual advantage, he continued, towns possessing oil will be connected to others lacking it.
“We will manage the PIA to the best of Iwere land,” Atuwatse III emphasized, pleading with the Itsekiri people to be their brothers’ defenders.
The Olu asked the people to work with Iwere Kingdom to advance Warri Kingdom, even as he expressed gratitude to them for celebrating his second year of coronation.