By Dave Okpogadie, Asaba
Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended the contributions of traditional rulers in ensuring peace in the state.
Okowa gave the commendation at the palace of the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, HRM, Major General Felix Mujakperuo, Orhue I, in Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government Area of the state.
The governor who, was on a condolence visit to the monarch on the loss of his elder sister, Mama Maread Asamaigor, specially thanked him for his leadership qualities in ensuring a peaceful kingdom.
The governor stated: “I believe that if everyone was like you, we would have a very peaceful state at all times. We are actually beginning to see oneness in all of us, and it’s because of people like you who are in leadership positions.
“I believe that when we have a peaceful state, more development will come.”
Governor condoled with the monarch on the death of his sister and prayed God to comfort him, the entire family, and fill the gap created by her demise.
Responding, the Orodje thanked Governor Okowa for coming to identify with him and his people at this time and described him as a “prince of Okpe kingdom welcome anytime.
He noted that Okpe people were very happy with Okowa’s administration hence their support for him.
The monarch used the occasion to call for proper coordination and communication between the vigilantes in the state and government security agencies in the common fight against insecurity in Delta State.
“When vigilantes are properly organised and with proper communication, they can help in providing security in the state, ” the monarch added..
He further appealed for either a federal or state institution in the domain, saying such could also help in further developing the area.
The governor was accompanied on the visit by the speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, state chairman of the PDP, Olorogun Kingsley Esiso and other top government officials.