Sekibo Installed War Canoe Chief

FLOWING PIC - SEKIBO INSTALLEDThe newly installed Chief of Etem War Canoe House of Ogu, in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State, Senator George Thompson Sekibo has assured the people of Ogu that he would continue to attract developmental projects to the area.

Chief George Sekibo, who is representing Rivers East Senatorial District in the National Assembly made this remarks while fielding questions from journalists after the installation at his country home in Ogu, last Saturday.

According to him, his installation as a traditional chief would not interfere with his legislative functions in the Senate, adding that it would rather spur him to do more.

He disclosed that the on-going sand-filling project, the road network to Ogu and the Ogu motor-park are some developmental projects he has attracted to the community stressing that he is prepared to do more for the people.

The Senator noted that as a chief and lawmaker, he would join hands with other patriots to move the community forward, assuring that he would not relent or disappoint them.

Chief Sekibo solicited the support and co-operation of all in his new task as no one has monopoly of knowledge, and thanked the guests for their presence in spite of the short notice.

Speaking at the occasion, the chairman of Ogu Divisional Council of Chiefs, Chief Engr. Mark D. Derefaka expressed optimism that Chief Sekibo would enrich the Chiefs Council and the community with his huge profile of leadership and experience.

In his speech, the chairman, Ogu/Bolo council of Chiefs, Chief Jonah Tamuno Furubowarifama enjoined the people of Etem War Canoe House to accord respect and cooperation to their chief for the progress of the House, and expressed optimism that with his wealth of experience and exposure, the new chief would meet the task to his people, the Ogu community and the entire Local Government Area.

Chief Furubowarifama also advised Chief Sekibo to project the activities of the community and extend his hands of fellowship with love to all in the community.

In their separate speeches, a former member of the Federal Character Commission, and retired Diplomat, Chief S. M. K. Taribo, Chief Joakin Abam Nyeduko, Chief Francis Ebenezer Opudere-Onye, Chief Frank Barasimeye Opumbere and Chief Amabipi Ogu admonished Chief George Sekibo Etem on the great role he has to play as a War Canoe Chief in Ogu, in order to take the community to greater heights.

They also urged him to join the other well meaning citizens to build a virile society without rancor, obey the rules and regulations of the Chiefs Council, help maintain the peace in the community and assured of working with him to take the community to an enviable position and thanked God for the successful installation.

Highlight of the day was the presentation of an 18-seater bus to the Ogu Divisional Council of Chiefs by the new war canoe Chief who was last year given a honorary chieftaincy title of Igo Alabo of Ogu by the Amanyanabo and chiefs of Ogu Kingdom. ###

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