Godspower Oporomo, the Taraeza 1, Pere of Kerebiri-Mein Kingdom, has re-echoed his appeal to Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, to address the over two-year power outage problem and abandoned Bomadi Polytechnic project.
Oporomo noted that though the governor promised to tackle the power outage challenges of the area during his recent visit to Bomadi he was not specific when the community would be reconnected.
The Monarch said this while addressing his subjects during an end of year/chieftaincy installation ceremony at Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi Council Area of the state.
Oporomo thanked Governor Okowa for his show of commitment towards the presentation of staff of office to him, stating that the people of Kerebiri-Mein have spoken and it is left for the state government to do the needful.
He explained that the Kerebiri-Mein people made up of 10 communities had a unique history of being one the earliest settlers in the Niger Delta region after their migration from Ogobiri in present day Bayelsa State and were neither being conquered nor being under the gazette of any kingdom.
Taraeza 1, speaking further, urged the 15 sons and daughters who were conferred with chieftaincy to be good ambassadors of the kingdom, reiterating that their personality should speak for the kingdom.
Oporomo held that the reason for their chieftaincy installation was not for their personal aggrandizement but for the service of the kingdom and humanity.
“You have proven to be worthy in your private and public life; therefore the kingdom selected you for service in your respective community. Administer justice, be fair to everyone, so that you become a rallying point for your people,” he stated.
Prof. Benjamin Okaba who was conferred with the title of ‘Fun Eke’ while responding on behalf of his colleagues, thanked Oporomo for the honour done to them.
He promised that they would do their best to preserve the tradition of the Kerebiri-Mein kingdom as well as be a good ambassador of the kingdom.