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Wike urges traditional rulers to work towards legacies of peace and honesty

Rivers  State  Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has advised traditional rulers to work towards leaving  legacies  of peace and honesty in their respective  communities  to enhance  the  development  of  the  state.



In a funeral  oration at the burial service  for Late Eze Wobo Weli  Onunwor,  Nyenwe  Eli  Oropotoma at the Saint  Michael’s Anglican Church,  Rumuomasi  Deanery on Saturday,  Governor  Wike  said  honesty and respect for promotion of peace should be imbibed by all traditional  rulers.


He described  the  Late Eze Wobo Weli Onunwor, Nyenwe Eli  Oropotoma as a promoter  of societal peace,  who was honest and believed  in providing  true guidance  to all who encountered  him.


Governor  Wike  said  that  the  Late Eze Onunwor  , Nyenwe  Eli Oropotoma  was not a political  traditional  ruler. He noted that  he was always guided by the principles  of  fairness.



He said: “The Late Eze Onunwor, Nyenwe  Eli Oropotoma was not  a political  traditional  ruler.  He  was  not involved  in  double-speak. He was a man worthy of emulation “.


In his sermon at  the  Burial  Service,  Anglican  Bishop of  Evo Diocese,  Rt Rev. Innocent  Ordu said that  the  Late monarch  left a legacy  of  Godly conduct.


He challenged people  to strive to leave positive  testimonies about their  sojourn on earth, saying  that  service  to community  should be placed above personal  interest at all times.


The cleric said in this era of a bastardazised traditional  institutions,  the  late monarch  was outstanding  and lived a life worthy of  emulation.



The burial service for  the  late monarch  was attended  by  traditional  rulers, knights and Church  groups.



Simeon Nwakaudu,

Special Assistant  (Media )to the Rivers State Governor.

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Picture : From Left: Rivers State Governor,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and the  Anglican  Bishop  of  Evo Diocese, Rt Rev. Innocent Ordu during the burial service of Late Eze Wobo Weli Onunwor, Nyenwe Eli Oropotoma at the Saint Michael’s Anglican Church, Rumuomasi Deanery on Saturday.

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