By Victor Ahiuma-Young
THE traditional ruler of Umunede Kingdom in Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State, Obi Agadagidi Ezenwali I, has stressed the need for the continued preservation of the rich culture of the people.
Obi Ezenwali, while conferring the chieftaincy title of Onwa I of Umunede on Chief Dickson Utuke of Idumu Illeje Quarters, in Umunede, said the cultural identity of the people should be preserved and projected to the world at all times.
The Umunede royal father said the conferment of titles on deserving members of the community was not a right but a mark of recognition of the contributions of the recipients to the growth and development of the community and society at large.
Obi Ezenwali I advised Chief Utuke to work with the Umunede Council of Chiefs to promote the overall interest of the community.
In his remarks, Chief Utuke appreciated the Umunede monarch’s gesture and promised to promote the interest of Umunede community at all times.