Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers and Obi of Owa Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Obi (Dr) Emmanuel Efeizomor, as he clocks 82 on March 10.
Felicitating with the foremost traditional ruler, he described him as “a symbol of peace, stability, unity and development” of his people of Owa Kingdom and Deltans in general.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor eulogised the renowned traditional ruler, saying he was an exemplary man of peace and extreme humility.
According to him, Obi Efeizomor remains not only a shining light and custodian of the culture of the Owa people, but also a revered monarch whose wise counsel to governments at the state and federal levels over the decades, remain invaluable and enduring.
Okowa urged the monarch not to waver in his belief in the peace and unity of his fatherland, but to do all within his power to ensure that his domain continued to be a model of peace to other kingdoms.
“Your majesty, you have remained a symbol of humility and contributing immensely toward the attainment of Stronger Delta by our administration.
“Under your reign, the Owa kingdom has produced a Senator, Deputy Governor and a Governor and all of these have brought incredible infrastructural transformation and continuous peace to the kingdom.
“I urge you to remain committed to the unity of our fatherland, and continue to do all within your power to ensure that your domain continues to enjoy limitless peace.
“As Chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, you have continued to play active roles in our Stronger Delta vision and we are grateful for your kind support always.
“As a peace builder, you have done your best to positively impact on the development of your kingdom and the state; your humility and friendliness have made you a beacon of everything Godly, cherished by all who meet you,” he said.
The governor added that “as a government, we appreciate your good counsel at all times and all you and your colleagues are doing at the grassroots to make governance easier in the state.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, therefore, I congratulate you, Your Royal Majesty, Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor, OON, Obi of Owa Kingdom, on the occasion of your 82nd birth anniversary.”
He prayed that Almighty God will endow the monarch with longer life and wisdom to enable him continue to serve his kingdom, God and humanity.