Nothing To Show For Utagba-Ogbe Natural Endowment —Oluku

THE Spokesman for
Utagba-Ogbe kingdom
in Ndokwa West
Local Government Area,
Chief Emmanuel Oluku
Olise has restated that despite
the numerous (8)
oil companies operating
within the kingdom, as
well as highly placed indigenous
politicians and businessmen,
the communities
within the kingdom had
nothing to show for such
endowment.
Chief Olise, who made the
statement while speaking
with a journalist in Utagba-
Ogbe Kwale, noted further
that majority of social amenities
in the kingdom were
established by defunct colonial
masters.
He urged the Federal Government,
through the state
and the oil companies, to
focus on developing the
various parts of the kingdom.
While commending the
present government for
constructing some internal
roads within the kingdom,
Chief Olise explained
that Utagba-Ogbe kingdom
comprises of six communities
and pleaded that the
internal roads and other
proposed development
projects be fairly distributed
round the various
communities.
He tasked their indigenous
politicians and other
professionals to complement
the efforts of the government
to give the kingdom
face-lift.
On the peace, security
and unity of the kingdom,
the spokesman regretted
the little bickering among
the few quarters, blaming
the situation on ground on
some leaders, even as he
commended Kwale Divisional
Police Officer (DPO),
CSP Emmanuel Ogbuanya
and the President-General
of Utagba-Ogbe Youths Forum,
Comrade Tony Ndu
for combating crime and
cultism respectively.
He expressed displeasure
with what he described as
souring relationship between
the Police and Utagba-
Ogbe Vigilante group
and called for prompt amicable
settlement.
On the challenges before
the kingdom, the spokesman
listed cultism, kidnapping
and activities of
Fulani’s herdsmen
Chief Oluku told the journalists
that there was a limit
to human endurance and
as such; the government at
all levels should expedite
actions toward protecting
host communities from the
violent acts of the herdsmen.
He called on parents,
landlords and youths leaders
to always monitor the
movement of their children,
tenants, and followers with
a view to complementing
the efforts of the police and
other security operatives in
securing the kingdom.