The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has been conferred with a chieftaincy title, Okokocho K’Idoma in the Idoma Kingdom of Benue State.
The Paramount Ruler of the Kingdom, HRM. Agaba’Idu Chief. Dr Elaigwu Odogbo Obagaji John conferred the title on the governor on Thursday during the inauguration of the kings’ ultramodern palace in Otukpo.
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The newly built edifice was part of several projects executed by the Governor Samuel Ortom-led administration.
Acknowledging the title, Wike thanked Ortom for putting up the ultramodern palace for the Idoma kingdom.
He said, “I thank my brother, Governor Ortom, for what he has done. Last year I was in Benue for the commissioning of the Tor Tiv Palace and during the event, I was given a chieftaincy title.
“Today, again, we are commissioning the palace of Och’Idima, and I have once again, been conferred with a chieftaincy title.
“I thank the Och’Idoma for seeing me worthy to be conferred with the title. And I congratulate you for this befitting edifice”.
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Governor Ortom, former Senate President David Mark; Tor Tiv, James Ayatse and other dignitaries were present at the event.