The brand new Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, was topped because the twenty first Olu of Warri at Ode-Itsekiri, Isekiri’s ancestral house, in pomp and grandeur.
The monarch succeeded his father Ogiame Ikenwoli Atuwatse ll, who died in December 2020.
Earlier than ascending the throne, the 37-year-old labored in a authorities petroleum firm and the non-public sector.
Through the coronation and thanksgiving service on the palace chapel the subsequent day, feedback made by two dignitaries caught the eye of visitors.
The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, spoke on behalf of conventional rulers in his capability because the co-Chairman, Nationwide Council of Conventional Rulers of Nigeria (NYCN).
Welcoming the Olu into the fold, the Ojaja II mentioned the NYCN and the Oduduwa race had been enthusiastic about his emergence.
“We’re all very delighted to welcome you on board as considered one of our brother kings. I wish to enchantment to you, you’re the father of all the Itsekiri Kingdom now.
“You’re the father to the nice and the dangerous. You need to embrace all the kingdom of Warri and lengthen a hand of fellowship to all. Be certain that your management is a fatherly management”, the Ooni mentioned.
In his comment, former President Olusegun Obasanjo urged the Olu to unite his individuals, search elders’ counsel and keep near God.
“Two issues: Don’t shun the expertise and recommendation of elders; expertise is knowledge. Be very near God.
“It’s essential to diligently carry out the duty God has entrusted to you as this place was given to you by God.”
Obasanjo instructed the Olu of Warri to at all times do not forget that “His Majesty” carries numerous duties.
The Ogun-born retired Normal made headlines for kneeling earlier than the monarch.
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