Obi Efeizomor emerges chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional rulers

His Royal Majesty Emmanuel Oyinke Efeizomo II, the Obi of Owa Kingdom,  has been appointed  the substantive  Chairman of Delta State Council of  Traditional Rulers by the state government.

Before his appointment, Obi Efeizomor  was the acting chairman of the council after the demise of the former chairman and Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwase II.

In a colourful ceremony which took place on Monday in  the Unity Hall of the Government House, Asaba and presided over by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa,  Obi Efeizomor, in his acceptance speech,  promised to employ  and deploy his wealth of experience in ensuring that the state government SMART agenda achieved the desired success.

He also promised to galvanise his brother royal fathers in ensuring that lasting peace was entrenched in their various communities as that was the only way  government could function effectively and the governed could enjoy the dividends of democracy.

Obi Efeizomor used the occasion to appeal to Deltans and Nigerians in general not to despair following   the current economic recession as there was light at the end of the tunnel.

He urged the people not to only support the Governor Okowa-led government but to  ensure  that the unity

and brotherhood which  existed from time immemorial continues, adding that all hands should be on deck to ensure that democracy succeeds in the country.

The 78-year-old monarch,  who had been on the  Owa for about 56 years, thanked the governor for finding them fit and proper to serve in the council. He assured that traditional rulers in the state will continue to ensure peace in their domains.

While  inaugurating  the  council, Governor Okowa charged the   traditional rulers to ensure they continue to maintain peaceful coexistence among the people.

He urged them to use their positions to wipe out crime and avoid  actions that will amount to providing cover for criminals.

He further urged royal fathers to cultivate the healthy habit of mutual love and respect for one another.