Olu Of Warri Lauds Africa’s Longest Reigning Monarch On 105th Birthday.
The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwaste ll, has labeled the age of one of Africa’s longest-reigning kings, HRM Richard Layieguen, the Owhorode of Olomu Kingdom, as “important,” citing his birth date.
Ovie Ogoni-Oghoro is a fictional character created by Ovie Ogoni-Oghoro. As part of ceremonies honoring his 105th birthday, I met with the Olu of Warri at his palace in Olomu, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The centenarian, who was born in 1917, celebrated his 105th birthday on Thursday.
The Olu of Warri, whose late father, Atuwatse II, was a close ally of the celebrant and his kingdom, said he came to carry on his father’s connection.
“We’ve come to celebrate with you on your birthday. We’ve received tremendous hospitality from our Urhobo brothers since we arrived here.
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“I’m happy for what has been presented to us today. My words won’t be many, but heavy. At 120, the Bible says Moses’ eyes were not dimmed. You’re carrying this age well. 105 means you were born in 1917, shortly after Nigeria was amalgamated.
“I think it’s symbolic that God has permitted me to see and sit down close to such a person to call a brother.
“For you to have seen Nigeria in her infant stage and you’re still here, I want to say that you’ve broken the seal that restricted Nigeria.
“And I believe wholeheartedly because we don’t have any monarch that’s close in terms of age. God has ensured that you have seen the beginning of the greatness of this country. It’s significant that your eyes saw it and I’m reminded of the Bible man (Zachariah) whose eyes saw Christ and requested to depart.
“I’m not saying you’re going soon. This land will be known for fruitfulness, duration, quality. Today is a new day for the kingdom.
“You’ll enjoy a new level of support from your subjects,” the 21st Olu of Warri, who ascended his fathers’ throne August 21, 2021, prayed”