Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has presented certificates of recognition and staff of office to two traditional rulers in the state.
The brief ceremony which held at the palace of the Apiti of Rumueme rulers recognized, His Royal Majesty, Nyenwe Eli, Omunakwe Nyeche Nsirim and Amangada XI of Rebisi kingdom, His Royal Highness, Eze Anthony Worlu Akarolo.
The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Soni Ejekwu, said the Rivers State government has officially recognised Nyenwe Eli, Omunakwe Nyeche Nsirim as a first class traditional ruler.
In a speech, he said:
“For the achievement of good governance and the welfare of the people of Rumueme kingdom in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, the Governor Rivers State has recognised Apiti of Rumueme and occupant of the stool Nyenwe Eli Omunakwe Nyeche Nsirim as a first class traditional ruler in Rivers State.”
He also presented a certificate and staff of office to Amangada Rebisi XI, Eze Hon Anthony Worlu Akarolo at his palace in Elekahia in Port Harcourt Local Government Area , noting that the State government has officially recognised him as a Second Class traditional ruler in the State.
While presenting the certificate, he said:
“In the interest of good governance and welfare of the Elekahia people and pursuant to Section 19 (1) of the Rivers State Traditional Rulers Law No4 ,2015 , the Governor Rivers State has on the 11 of March graciously recognised the stool of Amangada Rebisi and the occupant of that stool, His Royal Highness, Eze Anthony Worlu Akarolo, the Amagada XI of Rebisi kingdom”
The recipients expressed their profound gratitude to the Governor for the honour bestowed on them.