Released September 4, 2021
The Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, officially confirmed seven more traditional chiefs in Itsekiriland on Saturday as the chief renewal exercise he led recently continued.
The carnival-like exercise, following an earlier public announcement by the monarch that dissolved the council and other committees in the kingdom, took place in Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiris in the Warri South parish of Delta state.
Those whose chiefs were reassigned at Saturday’s ceremony include Chief Isaac Jemide (Otsodin); Chief Sunday Rone (Obazuaye); Chief PD Yalaju (Kenekuniraro); Chief Francis Omatseye (Edigbe); Chief Grandma Eyewuoma (Aboludero); Chief Mark Erumi (Chaplin) and Chief Richmond McGray (Oritseboluwo).
All the chiefs expressed their moral and financial support for the socio-economic agenda of His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III. to reshape the Kingdom of Warri without further delay.
One of them, Chief Richmond McGray, the Oritseboluwo of the Warri Kingdom, acknowledged the desirability of the extension / affirmation exercise, noting that “it enables the king to know and familiarize himself with his inherited chiefs in order to enhance his progressive To make the agenda a reality ”.
He urged well-meaning Itsekiris at home and abroad to work with the monarch through the establishment of home improvement programs to acquit the teeming unemployed graduates, thereby helping to achieve the monarch’s noble goal of mobilizing empowerment for women and youth in the kingdom.
The PUNCH noted that the chiefdom’s batch of scheduled repetition / affirmation exercise would continue on Monday.