June 4, 2017

Amitaye, Ugborhen Ambassador, honored at home

By Wilson Macaulay

Chief Anthony Ayovogware Amitaye, the immediate past  President of the oil-rich Ugborhen community, now “Extra Ordinary Ambassador” of Peace in Ugborhen  District  in Sapele LGA, Delta State  and Okpe  Kingdom,  is one man who is not given to frivolities but always committed to noble causes.

While he  was  the President of Ugborhen community from Feb. 12, 1913 to  April  29, 2017, the period  was  christened  the “golden era”.

Amitaye has put his hand on the plough to realise the destiny and potentials of his people through magnanimity. His implicit  commitment to this call has made him to give his  all without looking back.

To recognize his laudable  achievements, the President and  people of Ikeresa community conferred on him  an  award of excellence  and Extra Ordinary Ambassador of Peace in Ugborhen  District  and Okpe Kingdom.

It is worth recalling that on  March  22, 2017, when  Governor Ifeanyi Okowa  visited Ugborhen district to commission  some  projects, the  governor commended  Amitaye  as  then Ugborhen community President  for building an ultra-modern town hall/civic center which Okowa  described as the best of  its kind in the whole of the state. The governor  then advised  other community leaders to emulate the exemplary leadership of  Amitaye, adding that if the leaders did that, the burden of providing amenities to communities will be much lighter for the Delta State government.

To state the obvious,  Amitaye is a man who has  dedicated his time  to the growth and development of his people because he believes that only the best is good  for them. Mr Lucky Obiuwevbi, the Base Manager of SEPLAT Pet. Devt. Co Nig. Ltd, in his own speech during the introduction of the new Exco,  remarked  that  what Amitaye did was already  all over the world, adding that  Amitaye is a worthy ambassador of peace.

The Ugborhen community oldest man, Pa David IkpruKpru,  said: “Let me make it emphatically clear, so many people have served and left as president of Ugborhen before, but what we experience in Ugborhen in terms of development under the watch of Hon. Chief Anthony Ayovogware Amitaye is an unbeatable record. We, the people of Ugborhen district appreciate him bringing Governor Okowa to our community for the first time in our history. My prayer is for God to bless and lift our Extra Ordinary Ambassador of Peace up to a higher position of responsibility where he can serve us better with more dividends of democracy.”

Comrade Sunday Agbamu, one of the 35 beneficiaries of Amitaye’s eighty million pet projects designed to empower the youths in Ugborhen Skills Acquisition program, stated that the empowerment program was one of the most profound and detailed empowerment he had ever witnessed. Sunday Agbamu, on behalf of the graduands, prayed for God to position Amitaye in higher responsibility so that the community will continue to enjoy a selfless and dedicated service. The four Oloris of the community and the quarter leaders Moses Okagbere, Sunday Okpolo, Elder Moses Idowa, Matthew Agbayigbodi and Emmanuel Obie said Amitaye’s tenure in Ugorhen as community  president had been the golden era in Ugborhen district.