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.