WARRI—THE Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has called on the people of Warri and all Nigerians to rededicate their lives to the service of God and mankind.
Ogiame Ikenwoli, in a New Year Message, yesterday, at the Olu’s Palace, Warri, said that the people must see service to God and man as a duty and take pride in the dignity of their labour, emphasising that any shortcut to success could only be temporary.
He advised that the people must go back to their roots in terms of promoting agriculture, fishing and fish processing, mat weaving and other arts and crafts for which the riverine people were renowned, and as a panacea to tackling unemployment and earning reasonable and steady income.
The Olu sued for continued peace and development in the three Warri local government areas and advised the people to focus on the things that unite them and not on divisive tendencies.
The monarch prayed that the incoming New Year would bring peace, plenty and progress in the land, which should engender an enabling environment for government at various levels to bring the much desired development to the people and their various communities.