By Emma Amaize & Theresa Ugbobu
AGBOR—THE Dein of Agbor Kingdom, Delta State, HRM Ikechuku Keagborekuzi I, has expressed his willingness to reestablish the relationship between Agbor and Urhobo ethnic nationalities in the state.
HRM Keagborekuzi I, who spoke at his palace in Agbor when he played host to the youth wing of Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, led by its president, Ovie Anthony, disclosed that he would embark on a visit to Urhobo leaders and communities, next year, as part of the undertaking.
He commended the youths, who came to invite him to the annual national congress of UPU, holding next month, for their thoughtfulness, assuring that he would participate in the congress.
The monarch said he was impressed at the level of understanding of Agbor history and culture shown by the visiting youths of Urhobo nation and declared that he would break tradition to confer chieftaincy titles on two youths of Urhobo nation present at the occasion, though it was not the tradition of the palace to confer chieftaincy titles on non-Ikas.
He, however, stated that his ancestors named a street in Agbor after Jereton Marierie, an Urhobo man, promising to break the record.
The Dein said the visiting youths of Urhobo nation were the best he had seen and interacted with anywhere in Africa, adding that if the elders and people of Urhobo nation do not value them, he, from the eyes of his ancestors, has tremendous value for them, as they are exceptional.