Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has described traditional rulers as critical stakeholders whose peace-building efforts in their various domains contribute to good governance.
The governor spoke at the 71st birthday celebration and one year of enthronement of His Royal Majesty, Nne-Nwe-Eli Emohua XIII (OLO IV), Ohna Sergeant Chidi Awuse, held in Emohua Town of Emohua Local Government Area on Saturday, June 24, 2023.
He assured that his administration will work with the traditional rulers as it builds a prosperous Rivers State and urged HRM Ohna Awuse to, as chairman of the Traditional Rulers Council, deploy his wealth of experience in administering the council by providing useful guidance that will help the government to serve Rivers people better.
Governor Fubara also used the occasion to commend the immediate past governor of the State, Chief Nyesom Wike, for practically and structurally driving the New Rivers Vision, transforming the State under his watch while achieving a successful political transition.
In his speech, the former governor, Chief Barr. Nyesom Wike congratulated the celebrant, HRM Ohna Awuse, for being a principled man to trust, whose contributions made it possible for the Ikwerre to become governors of Rivers State, and also supported the emergence of Sir Fubara as governor.
On his part, the celebrant, HRM Ohna Awuse, expressed gratitude to God for his protecting his family, making him attain 71 years, being crowned Nne-Nwe-Eli Emohua XIII (OLO IV), appointed chairman of Rivers State Traditional Rulers Council and also as the Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.