NANNA Celebrates 100 Years Of Chief Nanna Olomu

AS part of the centenary events, the Nanna Living History Museum in Koko, Warri North Council Area of Delta State and the family of the legendary Chief Nanna, weekend played host to dignitaries in Koko.
Chief Nanna Olomu, who lived between 1840 and 1916, was one of the most charismatic leaders of the Itsekiris in the old Warri kingdom.
He was appointed governor of the Benin River area (Itsekiri land) by the then British colonial administration between 1885 and 1894, when the British-Ebrohimi war broke out.
He was tried and detained in Calabar between 1894 and 1895, deported to Accra in Ghana in 1896, returned to Nigeria in 1906 and died in Koko on July 3, 1916.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Yusuf Abdallah Usman, has reaffirmed the commission’s commitment to preserving Chief Nanna’s legacies.
Usman, in a letter addressed to the head of the Nanna family in Koko, expressed the commission’s goodwill and solidarity with all that the Nanna image represents for Nigeria and Africa.
The candle light ceremony to mark the centenary of the death of the patriarch, Chief Nana Olomu was followed by family member in Nana palace Koko.