Dumo replaces his father as leader of Oruwari Briggs House

The Amanyanabo of Abonnema In Rivers State, His Majesty, King (Barr.) Disrael Gbobo Bob-Manuel II, Owukori IX, has installed oil mogul, Dumo Lulu-Briggs, as the new traditional head of Oruwari Group of Houses of Abonnema.

Chief Lulu Briggs becomes the Iniikeiroari VI, succeeding his father Late High Chief Olu Benson Lulu Briggs who was Iniikeiroari V.

The installation followed Lulu-Briggs’ presentation to the Abonnema Council of Chiefs at the Abonnema Town Hall, jointly by the Young Briggs House and Oruwari Group of Houses.

Speaking to journalists shortly after, the newly installed Chief Lulu-Briggs, expressed gratitude to God for being found worthy to be the Head of Oruwari Group of Houses of Abonnema.

He said: “I am humbled as a matter of fact. It is not always that your people find you worthy. This is a double honour. Less than a month ago, the entire community came out, the entire Kalabari Kingdom came out and the entire Rivers State came out to honour my family when we buried our father.

“Less than a month after, the entire Oruwari House has deemed me fit to put me on this ancient stool of Young Briggs. Young Briggs brought the Oruwari stool to Abonnema and this stool is as old as you can imagine.

“It is not always that they find you worthy. That they find me worthy and Abonnema found me worthy that everybody to come out on a Friday, in an emergency situation to make this happen. I can only continue to thank God for his mercies and his grace. I give him all the glory as I have always done.”