Uduaghan To Royal Fathers: Ignite Spirit Of Peaceful Co-existence In Youths

BY LUCKY OYIBO
GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has challenged royal fathers in the state to work towards igniting in the youth the spirit of peaceful co-existence and selfless communal service in their domains.
Uduaghan gave the charge at the coronation/presentation of Staff of Office to His Royal Majesty, AVM Lucky Ochuko Ararile (rtd), Avwaeke 1, Ovie of Umiaghwa-Abraka kingdom at Abraka at the weekend.
According to him, youths involvement in communal service is one of the cherished values of life in the society and a credible way of harnessing the abundant energies of youths towards more productive ventures.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama (SAN), specifically enjoined the Umiaghwa monarch, who, he described as an experienced and disciplined former military officer and the custodian of the reverend tradition of his people to assist government efforts in arresting youth restiveness in his kingdom as the state government does not want anything that will impede the normal day-to-day activities of the Delta State University community, Abraka.
He called on him to remain consistent in handling matters concerning the sanctity of his custom, as he should exercise his authority with restraint and discretion because the decisions he takes concerning issues that affect his community, carry with them serious implications.
Amid the presence of the representative of the Governor of Kogi State and accompanied by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei and the member representing Ethiope East constituency, Hon (Barr) Joseph Oshevire and Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr. Kenneth Okpara, Uduaghan urged the monarch to encourage his subjects to take advantage of the University community to improve their education and ensure a better and more secure future for their children.
He reminded the people of Umiaghwa-Abraka that their royal father needed their respect, goodwill and understanding to facilitate his duties in building a better, more united and development-oriented community of their dreams.
While congratulating him on his appointment and recognition as the Ovie of Umiaghwa-Abraka kingdom and the people of Umiaghwa-Abraka for having a traditional ruler capable of promoting their interests and projecting their culture to the world, Uduaghan urged Avwaeke 1 to constantly dialogue and consult with his brother, Ovie of Oruarivie-Abraka so that the two brother kingdoms can live peacefully.
The Head of Personnel Magement, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Dr. Frank Atube had appealed to the people to see the split of Abraka into two separate kingdoms as a divine plan towards catalyzing development in the area and not a rallying point for unhealthy rivalry or supremacy contest.
The Chairman, Planning Committee, Pharm (Dr.) Theresa Agbabune, described the new monarch as a thorough, highly determined in the pursuit of excellence, a visionary leader with the fear of God and a man who is passion driven to develop his kingdom.