The Paramount Ruler/Nyenweli Mgbundukwu Community in Diobu, PHALGA, HRH Eze Tobin Owabie, Eze Onumini I of Ikwerreland, has congratulated the Amanayabo of ancient Okochiri Kingdom, King Ateke Michael Tom, Sekura of Niger Delta, on the successful celebration of his fourth coronation anniversary, adding that the massive turn out of people from all walks of life to grace the occasion as well as the dedication of his new palace is a demonstration of appreciation of his leadership.
He also appreciated the King for deeming it fit to confir the state governor Nyesom Wike with the prestigious chieftaincy title of “Se Taribo I” of Okochiri Kingdom (A man who has love for his people).
The Paramount Ruler also used the chance to congratulate the PHACCIMA president Eze (Sir) Mike Elechi over his successful investiture as the 62nd president of the organization, advising him to be careful not to betray the confidence repose in him.
“I thank God and congratulate Eze Elechi for making us the Ikwerres proud by his conduct, handwork and leadership qualities to the ethic nationality,” he stated.
Eze Owabie equally used the opportunity to congratulate the Mayor of Port Harcourt, Hon, Sir Allwell Ihunda (JP) for successfully graduating the first batch of the Entrepreneurship Trades and Skills development programme for PHALGA youths with the provision of starter packs for them.
He disclosed that the starter packs will enable them put into immediate practice what they have been taught with the aim of making the graduands not only employable but also employers of labour. He advised other youths to key into the programme.
He described the Mayor as a visionary leader who has his peoples welfare at heart.
On the (N50m) fifty million naira award to a disabled Phd graduand of the Rivers State University, the monarch congratulated the governor for the gesture, adding that it will encourage other students to sit up in their studies.
Eze Owabie however faulted the gesture, “I think the governor should have shared out the prizes to other best performing students of other departments as the money is too much for one person,” he said.
He also congratulated the governor for the successful presentation of the 2022 Appropriation Bill to the Rivers State House of Assembly, especially the provision of 30% for Recurrent Expenditure with particular provision to take care of the contentious issue of pensions and gratuities of retired but suffering Rivers State workers.
He said this development shows that the governor is a listening governor.