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Delta to Construct Ode-Itsekiri Roads Before Installation of New Olu

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Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, of Delta State, has assured that the government would construct the internal roads in Ode-Itsekiri community, Warri South Local Government Area of the state before the installation of the new Olu of Warri.

This came as Olu designate, Godfrey Ikenwoli Emiko, assured Muslims and other religious adherents followers in Delta State of a hospitable stay throughout his reign.

Speaking, in Asaba when members of the Warri Traditional Council came to officially inform him of the demise of the Olu of Warri, Okowa said: "l have met with Setraco Construction Company as regards the construction of the internal roads in Ode- ltsekiri but the cost they gave is high.

"We will negotiate with them and see how we can construct the roads within available resources. I congratulate the kingdom because you have been able to follow tradition and elected an Olu designate, we will be with you in the process of the final burial of the late Olu and the installation of the new one. The late Olu has taken the kingdom to a status where the throne is respected in the country."

He assured the communities in the state of government's readiness to partner with them to ensure even development and prosperity for all Deltans, urging community leaders to sustain the peace in their respective communities by shunning acts that could promote acrimony.

Earlier, Chief Issac Jemide, who led the delegation, said the essence of their visit was to officially inform the governor of the death of the Olu of Warri, and to also inform him that an Olu designate had been elected.

Jemide said: "We will keep you posted from time to time of the arrangements we are making towards his burial and will need your support."

Meanwhile, the Olu of Warri Kingdom designate, Godfrey Ikenwoli Emiko, has assured Muslims and other religious followers in Delta State of his cooperation and a hospitable stay throughout his reign.

The Olu Designate gave the assurance yesterday when Muslims drawn from the 25 local government areas in Delta State paid him homage in Warri as part of the Eid-ed-Kabir celebration.

Speaking on behalf of the Olu designate, Prince Yemi Emiko, said "I want to assure you that in this Kingdom, Muslims are welcome as well as other religion and it is true that you are the first group to come.

"It is true that the foundation of the mosque was actually laid by our grandfather, Ginuwa II. You could even see that the first son of the Olu Designate is also a Muslim. We believe that this time around, all religion we are serving one God irrespective of the name we call."

Earlier, Chairman of the Delta State Muslims, Alhaji Mumakai Unagha, hailed the emergence of the Olu designate just as he assured him of Muslims resolve to support his reign in Warri Kingdom.

While noting that Islam was a peaceful religion, Alhaji Unagha, disabused the minds of the Olu designate who was flanked by some members of the Warri Council of Chief saying, "Islam is all about peace. Where it not, if truly that Islam is a religion of crisis or associated with Boko Haram you would have heard that Muslims are fighting in every area of Warri but I do know that there is no muslim fighting each other. No Muslim is fighting any Itsekiri person or any of your subjects.


Source: Vanguard

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