Delta Government Shuts Down School Where Teachers Flogged Pupil To Death
Delta Government Shuts Down School Where Teachers Flogged Pupil To Death

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, praised traditional rulers in the state on Saturday for their individual and collective roles in consolidating and supporting his administration’s peace initiatives.

Okowa made the remark at the 10th coronation anniversary of HRM (Dr.) Matthew Ediri Egbi, Owahwa ll, Okobaro of Ughievwen Kingdom, at his palace in Otu-Jeremi, Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.

He noted that the state’s royal fathers have played unique roles in promoting peace and unity in their respective kingdoms, adding that they should maintain their peace efforts in order to consolidate the state’s tempo of development.

The Governor also praised royal fathers who attended the ceremony in solidarity with their Ughievwen counterpart, pointing out that such unity was required across the divide.

According to him, when our royal fathers from across the divide (North, South, and Central) work together, we can ensure greater peace in our state, which is the role that they have always played.

“I want to thank all our royal majesties for the roles they have played in consolidating and supporting our peace programmes in the state. 

“I want to, also, appreciate all our royal fathers who have come here in solidarity with the Ughievwen monarch because this is the kind of thing we expect and which our royal fathers have continued to do. 

“When our royal fathers from across the divide, (North, South and Central work together), then we can ensure greater peace in our state and that is the role you have continuously played,” he said. 

While congratulating the Ughievwen monarch on his 10th coronation anniversary, the governor stated that the monarch had been a very magnificent king, adding that the Ughievwen monarch was deserving of the state’s support.

“I want to formally congratulate you on your 10th year coronation anniversary. Although we have been told that you have been on the throne for over 20 years, but we congratulate you on this anniversary that is being celebrated today. 

“I am glad that l am able to be here today. The reason is that you have been a very wonderful king and worthy of our support. 

“Secondly, the Ughievwen Kingdom has been a very peaceful kingdom. I must note it and l have the opportunity to say thank you to the people of Ughievwen Kingdom for supporting His Royal Majesty and for supporting the peace programme of the state. 

“Your Royal Majesty, l did listen to your speech and l am particularly very glad that you have decided with your kingdom, to embark on a tree crop development. 

“That is something very unique, it is something that will definitely uplift the economy of your people in the years to come. 

“I want to reassure you that even as you have sought technical and financial support, as a state, we will try to provide technical support and also the little financial support we can in order to encourage that programme. 

“Because l believe that for kingdoms that have quite a lot of land to spare, tree crop development is very key and it will help to boost the economy of the people. So l thank you for that programme,” he added. 

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