By Egufe Yafugborhi
WARRI—GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, yesterday, urged traditional rulers in the state to exert their influence in stamping out communal clashes in their respective domains.
Okowa spoke at the thanksgiving service to round-off activities marking the first coronation anniversary of the 20th Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli.
During the event at the Olu palace’s chapel of the Church of God Mission International, CGMI, in Warri, the governor flayed the continued loss of lives lives and property due to recurring communal crises in the state, stressing the need for forgiveness and reconciliation.
He said: “We must learn to forgive and reconcile with every man. A forgiving heart is always at peace with itself. If we have peace with ourselves, there will be peace in our communities and state.
“Traditional rulers should look into communal clashes. Traditional institutions must stand up and condemn this in its entirety. It is my prayer that every Deltan would realise that there is no power anywhere else.”