AGBOR (Ika Weekly) – The people of Ika South have been urged to give maximum support to the Hon. Commissioner for Women Affairs and Community Development, Queen Victoria Ikenchukwu.
The appeal was made by Hon. (Dr.) Cairo Ojougboh, immediate past Chairman, Petroleum Resources Committee at the Federal House of Representatives, Abuja, at the reception held in honour of the Queen Mother on Friday at the Agbor Community Hall, Agbor.
Dr. Ojougboh stated that the only way for the Commissioner to make great impact and attract greater democracy dividends to Ika South is when the people extend their support to her. He emphasized the need for all to focus more on the things ahead rather than brooding over past events that will not help the Local Government.
He called on the people to see the Queen Motherâ€™s appointment as an achievement for Ika South; saying that those opposing it are doing so for selfish reasons. He noted that Governor Uduaghan has done well for Ika South by choosing the person of the Ojeba. He thanked His Excellency for liberating Ika South with the appointment and noted that there are better days ahead.
Dr. Ojougboh called on every Agbor person to learn to respect the Agbor traditional institution as personified by His Royal Majesty, Keagborekuzi 1, Dein of Agbor Kingdom.
Speaking at the well attended reception ceremony, the Hon. Commissioner, Queen Victoria Ikenchukwu, thanked all that took time out to felicitate with her, especially politicians. She said she appreciated every contribution made by everyone for the success of the ceremony. She particularly commended Hon. (Barr) Martins Okonta, member, representing Ika South Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Asaba for his roles before, during and after the screening, and therefore asked for a special prayer for him.
Hon. Ikenchukwu advised Ika South political class to come together as one family, saying that the time has come for Ika nation and Delta State to move forward. She urged the people to eschew gossip and backbiting and other actions that are inimical to human development. She called on the people to see themselves as part of the new order of peace, progress and development.
The event was graced by prominent sons and daughters of Ika nation, including Hon. (Barr) Martins Okonta, member, Delta State House of Assembly, Chief (Rear Admiral) Peter I. Eluma, Sir Jimmy Okolie, Chairman PDP, Ika South, Mr. Chuks Emuebie, Mr. Jude Onyia, Youth Leader, State PDP, Chief Sunny Anumele, Mr. Kingsley Nonye Philips, Hon. Cordilia Anyagwu, Mr. Peter Idion, Palace Chiefs, the wife of the Ovie of Ogor Kingdom amongst others.