By Festus Ahon
ASABA—DELTA State Government, yesterday, presented a staff of office to the 18 years old king of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom, HRM Noah Akaeze I, in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state.
Presenting the staff of office to the monarch at the well attended ceremony, the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, charged the king to discharge his responsibilities transparently by being fair and just to all his subjects.
Okowa, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Kingsley Otuaro, said: “You are the father of all your subjects, so you should be fair to all and sundry.
“As the custodian of the traditions of your people, it is important that you do not, in words or action, give cause to your subjects to doubt your ability to uphold the sanctity of their customs.
“I sincerely appeal to you to imbibe the democratic virtues of dialogue and consultation in all dealings with your people. I thank the entire people of Ubulu-Uku for the kind sentiments and confirmation of support for the state government.
“I have also listened to your requests. They are all legitimate requests. I assure you that they will be channelled to the appropriate agencies of government for necessary action,” he said.
In his brief remark, the young monarch urged the people to remain calm and law abiding.
The king who was adorned in his royalty attire, told his subjects to live in peace for the development of the kingdom and promised to sustain the legacies of his forefathers.