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Revalidation Exercise: 7 More Chiefs Confirmed In Warri Kingdom

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The Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse III, on Saturday formally confirmed seven additional traditional chiefs, this is as the chieftaincy revalidation exercise continues.

The exercise took place at Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiris in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.

The chiefs who had their chieftaincy titles revalidated at the ceremony on Saturday included Chief Isaac Jemide (Otsodin); Chief Sunday Rone (Obazuaye); Chief (Sir) P. D. Yalaju (Kenekuniraro); Chief Francis Omatseye (Edigbe); Chief (Engr.) Oma Eyewuoma (Aboludero); Chief (Dr.) Mark Erumi (Chaplin) and Chief Richmond McGray (Oritseboluwo).

Sources said all the chiefs pledged their moral and financial support I’m.furtherance of the socioeconomic agenda of His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III to transform Warri kingdom without further delay.

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One of the them, Chief Richmond McGray, the Oritseboluwo of Warri Kingdom, who is a United Kingdom based industrialist acknowledged the desirability of the revalidation/confirmation exercise, adding that “it affords the king to know his inherited chiefs and familiarize himself with them in actualizing his progressive agenda”.

Chief McGray called on well-meaning Itsekiris, home and abroad, to partner His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III through establishment of cottage industries to absolve the teeming unemployed graduates, thus supporting in actualizing the monarch’s noble goal of mobilizing empowerment for women and youths in the kingdom.

According to sources, the chieftaincy revalidation/confirmation exercise which has been scheduled in batches will continue on Monday.

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