OLU'S 25TH CORONATION ANNIVERSARY ENDS WITH FANFARE
By Emma Arubi
WARRI-THE week-long silver jubilee coronation anniversary of His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse II, the Olu of Warri, came to a successful end, weekend, with a thanks giving service at the Foursquare Gospel Church, Aghofen, Warri, amidst fanfare.
This came as the royal father conferred another chieftaincy title on a former Military Administrator of Delta State, Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas (rtd), after a colourful regatta. Kefas is now Abejutwaja of Warri Kingdom, alias Asamaigho.
Speaking at the service, General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, Rev. Felix Meduoye, said the Olu's regime had witnessed tremendous achievement for Iwereland.
He said: 'Going down memory lane, we cannot but give glory to God and appreciate the progressive path the Lord has taken the monarch in life. Iwere Kingdom has witnessed unity, peace and progressive development since you (Olu) came on board,' adding that God really loves the Olu and his people.
He called on President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently tackle the problems of insecurity, power supply and poverty to give Nigerians some sense of hope and rescue them from the iron grip of fear and hunger.
The thanksgiving service was attended by a cross section of traditional rulers from across the state and the state deputy governor, Prof. Amos Utuama, who represented Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. The Deputy Governor read the First Lesson taken from the Book of Psalms 21: 1-13.