By Mondale Ogbodo
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has presented the staff of office to the Odiologbo of Irri Kingdom in Isoko South Council Area of Delta State, HRM Joshua Festus Edawafe Aghagba.
Okowa, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Kingsley Otuaro, noted that due process had been followed in the presentation of the staff of office.
The ceremony, which took place at the royal palace at Irri, saw the crème de la crème of the Isoko nation, including traditional rulers from the area, business moguls and members of the large PDP family, in attendance.
Okowa stressed that the traditional institution, having been established by law, is worthy of the people’s respect and loyalty since the transitional ruler as the repository of the people’s culture, norms and tradition always seek the good of the people at all times.
HRM Aghagba expressed gratitude to the state government for affirming his worthiness for a staff of office as a traditional ruler in Delta State.