Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has felicitated with the Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Obi Chike Edozien, on his 95th birthday and 28-years on the throne on Sunday, July 28, 2019.
The governors message was conveyed in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, on Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Asaba.
Okowa described the monarch as one of the oldest living Professors in Nigeria.
He noted that the monarch’s 28-years reign as the 13th Asagba of Asaba has witnessed tremendous improvement in community relations, peace and prosperity of his domain, Asaba.
“As one of the oldest traditional rulers in the country and oldest living Professor, his leadership qualities as a royal father has over the years earned him numerous recognition and awards,” he said.
“We admire the maturity and wisdom of the royal father in administering his domain, consistently ensuring peace and development, and promoting a strong appetite for education and commerce among his people.
“The nonagenarian has over the years, successfully sustained the heritage of patience, tolerance and good neighbourliness that was bequeathed by his ancestors, and taken his people to new heights of integration into the global community,” he added.
The governor said that the monarch had brought his intellectual pedigree and global exposure to bear on the leadership of the traditional institution, which he inherited over two decades ago.
The governor prayed the almighty God to grant the royal father longer life, good health and more wisdom to serve his people and humanity.