Presenting the staff of office to the new Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom, Udurhie the first at the colourful ceremony, Governor Okowa noted that the institution of the Ovie has great significance for the people of Idjerhe kingdom.
Governor Okowa urged Idjerhe people to promote the integrity of the stool by according the new Royal father the respect he truly deserves.
Appealing to the new Ovie to be kind to all, Governors Okowa charged him to be fair and just being the father of his subjects.
The Governor pointed out that at the custodian of the tradition of the people, of Idjerhe kingdom, he must uphold the sanctity of their customs.
Dr Okowa emphasized that Idjerhe kingdom strategically occupy a boundary point with the legend any Benin kingdom necessitating the new Royal father to pursue peace with their neighbours even in Edo state.
Earlier the traditional rules who was read by Honourable Halius Agoda, Obukowho whiskey Udurhie the first appreciated Governor Okowa for the numerous appointments given to Idjerhe people noting that Idjerhe kingdom was in dire need of a higher hospital and a skill acquisition centre to boost vocational education for the teeming youths.
While appealing to the federal government to establish a specialized higher institution in the kingdom in memory of the October 17 Jesse fire explosion, undurhie the first thanked Governor Okowa for the honour and promised to bring his health of experience and knowledge to bear in the affairs of Idjerhe kingdom.
Present at the ceremony were the executive Director, Finance and Administration of DESOPADEC, Hon John Nani, top government functionaries of the Nigeria union of Journalists NUJ among other personalities.