The people of Patani community were thrown into joyous celebration on Monday, following the successful presentation of Staff of Office to the new Pere of Kabowei Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Barr. Peremobowei Shadrack Erebulu, Aduo III. According to our correspondent, this colourful presentation was administered by the Executive Governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, ably represented by his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro. Patani community is the traditional headquarters of Kabowei Kingdom in Patani Local Government Area of Delta State, a pointer to the strategic position as well as the role the new Pere will play in moving the kingdom forward.
While making his presentation on behalf of the Executive Governor, the state number two citizen, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro expressed his happiness on the peaceful selection and subsequent ascension to the prestigious throne by the new Pere.
…YOU MUST WORK TO SUSTAIN PEACE – OTUARO …WE ARE AWARE OF THE ENORMOUS TASK – EREBULU, ADUO III
He then used the opportunity to urge the new Pere to ensure that the existing peace is sustained by paying attention to security matters in collaboration with security agencies, while urging the people to harness the various empowerment programmes as provided by the Senator Okowa led administration. In his words, “I am appealing to you to revive the democratic issues of dialogue and convocation as you also ensure a sustainable peace under your watch.
The government expects you to give priority to matters of security in the kingdom and beyond.” The State Deputy Governor hinged on the need for His Royal Majesty to work closely with law enforcement agencies, the Chairman of the Local Government Council as well as his traditional council members. Continuing, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro explained that peace and security are necessary to facilitate the needed development in all its ramifications.
He further stated that the Kabowei Kingdom is well known for its hospitality, excellence in fishing and farming adding that he is not expecting anything contrary from the people. The lawyer turned politician, therefore, used the opportunity to call on every sons and daughters of Kabowei Kingdom to take advantage of the various programmes of government particularly the Central Bank of Nigeria assisted development programme and the Delta State Micro Credit Program.
He also advised the people to form cooperative societies as that will provide an easy access to loan facilities which will bring value in addition to their various occupations. The Deputy Governor finally paid homage to the new Pere, His Royal Majesty, Barr. Peremobowei Shadrach Erebulu, Aduo III and urged him to reciprocate this kind gesture of his people by promoting their interest and projecting the rich cultural heritage of Kabowei Kingdom.