Traditional rulers in Ibiame /Agudame, Offion Ama and Opukula /Singiama communities in Kula Kingdom Akukutoru Local Government Area of Rivers State have commended the Rivers State Governor, chief Barr. Nyesom Wike for the classification of the Opusingi stool as a recognized third class chieftaincy stool in the state, with His Royal highness, king Hope Dan Opusingi, the Amayinabo of Opukula Singiama as the occupant
The chairman of Offoin Ama council of chiefs, Season G Oturon made this commendation while speaking to journalists at the residence of the Opukula Singiama monarch in Port Harcourt, Tuesday.
Chief Oturan Stated that the elevation of the Opusingi stool and subsequent recognition accorded to king Hope Dan Opusingi by the state governor as the paramount ruler of Opukula Singima Will bring the desired peace and accelerated development in the area, and expressed the appreciations of the entire people of the 19 settlements that make up area
“This recognition will bring peace and progress in the area, our people are happy with this development.
Your Excellency, governor Nyesom WIKE Thank you, we have been waiting for this recognition “he stated.
In his speech, His Royal highness, king Emmanuel Alalibo Gold Ekeke 2, the Ayananabo of Ibiame/Agudame Group communities while thanking the state governor, chief Nyesom Wike for the recognition averred that the people of his communities are strongly behind the new monarch.
He disclosed that the recognition of the new stool in the area was a good thing that has happened to the people of Kula Kingdom.
“We are happy that the governor has recognized one of us in the person of HRH Hope Dan Opusingi as the paramount ruler of Opukula Singiama. this will Usher in Kula Kingdom to an unprecedented transformation
There are many Oil companies operating here so there will be robust interface and dialogue with the company and the people now “he stated
Also speaking, the newly recognized Amayanabo of Opukula Singiama, His Royal Highness, King Hope Dan Opusingi thanked the state chief executive for finding him worthy through his magnanimous recognition and classification of the Opusingi stool as a third class chieftaincy stool in the state and described the governor as a true friend of Kula and oceanic communities in the state.
He assured the governor and the entire people of Kula Kingdom that peace Will be the hallmark of his reign in the area and urged the people to give him the needed support in order to move the area forward.
“My people of the 19 settlement that make up the area have been peaceful.
We have not had any bunkering or chemical fishing and gun ruining activities in the area. This is because we sensitized our people on the need for peaceful and harmonious co-existence “he added
The Amayanabo of Opukula Singiama Opined that this elevation by the state government was a great task to him even as he called on all sons and daughters of the area to rally him round for the growth of the place.
“We must Come together and put the community’s interest on a round table for development to thrive. “he stated