OGAGA OLUSI: In December last year we installed his Majesty Ikenwoli as the new Olu of Warri after the demise of Ogiame Atuwatse II. It was customary that all chiefs go to the Palace to swear an oath of allegiance to the new King.The oath is taken individually. So on Friday 8th January 2016, I went before his majesty with my bead and sword to receive his blessings.With that I was officially confirmed again a chief of the Palace. Iam blessed to be the first and only person in the long history of Warri Kingdom to be made a chief in the whole of Europe and the whole world outside Nigeria. I have my home and immediate family in london but I spend a lot of time in Nigeria.
OGAGA OLUSI: My advise for itsekiris most especially those in diaspora are as follows : Love yourself, Love your tribe and Love your Nation. Let’s unite, think and work positively for the good of Itsekiri. Let’s unite around our Chiefs and King. There are lots of work to be done. All are needed on board. We should try to visit home and develop our villages .
Warri Kingdom is developing at a very fast rate. Be part of it for the overall good of the nation and tribe. Let’s give our children itsekiri names for a start even if we cannot teach them how to speak our language. For those who cannot come home try promote some activities that would bring development in our villages. Make some noise that will positively promote itsekiri internationally.