The executive and the entire members of Island Three Youth Forum, a youth body in Andoni with the headquarters located at one million house Ebukuma town Andoni has congratulated the executive governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Chief Barr. Ezewo Nyesom Wike on awarding first class chieftaincy title to their king, His Royal Majesty King Aaron Ikuru, Okan-Ama Ikuru town, Andoni.
In a statement signed by the chairman of the forum, David Gogonte, George Amos, publicity secretary, Ineme-Awaji Simeon General Secretary and John Job Treasurer said Andoni as an ethnic group in Rivers State was one of the earliest Ijaw settlers in the Eastern Niger Delta for over eight hundred (800) years, yet has not been given such recognition by any previous administration in the state.
“We therefore appreciate the chieftaincy recognition you have awarded to our traditional leader as one of the traditional rulers that occupies the highest class in the traditional institution in the state, the group said.
“However, it is in the light of the above considerations that we the youths who share in the Okwan-Aja rivers with the Royal Majesty, King Aaron Ikuru have formally say thank you the governor of Rivers State, Chief Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike for your kind gesture.
Similarly, the youths also felicitate with the Okan-Ama Ikuru town, His Royal Majesty King Aaron Ikuru for his recognition as the first class traditional ruler by the Rivers State Government under the leadership of Chief Barr. Nyesom Wike.
The statement also prayed God to guide the traditional ruler who is the ice breaker and the curtain raiser in the august office of first class traditional rulership in Andoni describing it as a monumental achievement. ###