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Delta State Traditional Rulers Council Secretariat, Asaba Commissioned

Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has called for amendment of the Nigerian Constitution to create roles for traditional rulers in the country.Tambuwal made the call on Wednesday, 24th March, 2021, while inaugurating the Delta State Traditional Rulers‘ Council Secretariat in Asaba, the state capital.

He said that in view of the role traditional rulers played in the administration of communities, it has become expedient that a constitutional amendment be made to create a role for them.The governor stated that Northern Governors’ Forum had already resolved to push for the amendment of the Constitution in that regard and urged their Southern counterparts to support the move.He described Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, as “an amiable, reliable and performing governor” and commended him for his contributions in the growth of the state and prayed God to preserve and keep him for greater service to the nation.

“I am overwhelmed by what I have seen here in this magnificent building that will accommodate the traditional rulers in this state.“Three years ago, Governor Okowa invited me here for the graduation and presentation of starter-packs for the state youth empowerment programme.

“In March, last year I was also here to inaugurate the Mariam Babangida Road and the Ogwashi-Uku-Ubulu-Uno Road, and coming here again today to inaugurate the traditional rulers’ council secretariat is the icing of the cake.

“When you invited then, I was still an APC Governor and I believe that it was based on our shared and common belief that we must work together for the good of all Nigerians.

“Traditional rulers are not just traditional institution but a fountain of wisdom, knowledge and experience that we drink from in the discharge of our duties as governors.“We must do everything possible to preserve the traditional institution and bring back the diminishing glory of the institution.

“We at the Northern Governor’s Forum, we have decided to support a constitutional amendment to give traditional rulers a place in the governance of this nation and we seek the support of the Southern Governors in this regard,” Tambuwal said.

Okowa, in his remarks, appreciated the traditional rulers for their regular advice and usual support to his administration and pledged the continued support of the state government to the traditional institution.He said that he was one of those who believed that traditional rulers should have a place in the governance of the nation and attributed the success of his administration to the support of the traditional institution.“I recall that I have been in this state for so many years and this place was made up of some small buildings and the terrain was quite bad, but thank God that the whole place has changed.

“I am glad that the traditional rulers made their input in the architectural design and now we can truly say we have a befitting Traditional Rulers’ Council Secretariat.“You deserve it because all we have achieved today in Delta is because of the peace that exists in your various domains and I must thank all of you sincerely.

“I believe that a large part of the success we have today in Delta is largely due to the support from traditional rulers and the more we continue to partner together, the better we can deliver dividends of democracy for our people.

“Delta traditional rulers have never criticised us publicly but they will rather send delegations to us to advice us in certain critical issues and I must thank you publicly for this,” the governor said.Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor, said the project was executed to strengthen governance as a veritable tool for building a Stronger Delta.

“The traditional institution has played remarkable role in the peace and development of Delta and this gigantic traditional rulers council secretariat was built to provide the royal fathers a world-class meeting point to contribute in advancing a stronger Delta vision and also build a bridge of peace in their domains,” Ochonogor stated.

In his welcome address, Chairman of Oshimili South Local Government Area, Mr. Kelvin Ezenyili, said that the place of traditional rulers in the administration of communities could not be over-emphasised, and commended Okowa for building a befitting secretariat for traditional rulers in the state.Meanwhile, traditional rulers in the State have added two new nickname to the “Road Master”, “Ekwueme” and several other names the governor has earned over the years.

The traditional rulers nicknamed him “Security Wizard” and “University Provider” due to his security architecture and the recent upgrade of three tertiary institutions to a university status.Chairman, Delta State Traditional Rulers Council, Obi Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, said traditional rulers in the state were full of joy on the succesful completion and inauguration of the secretariat.He assured of the continued support of the traditional rulers to the stronger Delta agenda of the Okowa administration.

“Today is a great day for the entire traditional rulers in Delta State; it is indeed a day we will live to remember.

“Today we are reminded that once again we are not forgotten in the scheme of things and that we can still hold our heads high amongst our colleagues,” he stated.

Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal commissioning the Traditional Rulers Council Secretariat

Front view of the secretariat
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Onye Leha Nwene Emueburue Ladies League, Asaba celebrates 10th anniversary

It was indeed a moment of fun amidst thanksgiving to the Almighty God as members of Onye Leha Nwene Emueburue Ladies League, Asaba celebrated their tenth anniversary in grand style.

Onye Leha Nwene Emueburue Ladies League; Asaba with their loved ones

The ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of the League took place on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Ausluck Place, Asaba. In attendance were members and their loved ones, including friends and well wishers.

The tenth anniversary was described as a huge success. The ceremony featured lecture on health anchored by Matron Mosieri Agatha and former chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr Cletus Otene. There was also talk on security by Mr Egede Felix and a novelty match by members of the League.

Onye Leha Nwene Emueburue Ladies League Asaba, a registered co-operative society with the Ministries of Women Affairs and Commerce and Industry, started on January 10, 2010. The League has since inception recorded many milestone achievements, which include rendering financial supports and love to members. The League’s current President is Mrs. Kisimkwu Isioma while the Matrons are: Mrs. Ogor Obuh and Mrs. Mosieri Agatha. The Legal Adviser of the League is Chief (Barr) Chukwuma Ebu, the Iwu Dein of Agbor Kingdom.

Executive members of the League are: Mrs Kisimkwu Isioma (President), Mrs. Otene Francisca (Vice-President), Mrs. Ojei Judith (Secretary), Mrs. Egede Favour (PRO/Provost) and Mrs. Ugboboghene Ngozi (Treasurer).Others are: Mrs. Hunkari Jane, member, Mrs. Ineh Joan, member, Mrs. Ezeana Ifeanyi, member, Mrs. Elema Annabel, member and Mrs. Ukpere Ebere, member.

The President, Mrs. Kisimkwu Isioma in her remark expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for the success of the anniversary. She also thanked members for the various roles they played towards the success of the anniversary. While saying thank you to the League’s Patrons, guest lecturers and loved ones for their support, she prayed the good Lord to continue to sustain them as they strive to succeed in their different fields of life endeavours.

Onye Leha Nwene Emueburue Ladies League; Asaba with their loved ones

Onye Leha Nwene Emueburue Ladies League, Asaba in a group photograph

Onye Leha Nwene Emueburue Ladies League, Asaba joined by guests as they cut the anniversary cake

Onye Leha Nwene Emueburue Ladies League, Asaba after their novelty football match
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