Late Orosuen of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom in Warri, Prof. Paul Oghenero Okumagba, Idama 11.

By Eseoghene Emuke

The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, has commiserated with the people of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State over the demise of their Orosuen (traditional ruler), Prof. Paul Oghenero Okumagba, Idama 11.

Otuaro, who led top government functionaries to the palace of the Orosuen in Warri, expressed shock that monarch who ascended the throne of his forefathers in October 2017, had joined his ancestors less than a year after he emerged the king.

The late monarch, Idama ll, a renowned professor of Sociology from the Delta State University, Abraka, died July, 2019.

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The Deputy Governor said the traditional ruler would be greatly missed for his huge contribution to the prevailing peace in the oil-city of Warri.

He said, “the death of the king was received with shock because he died when his wise counsels and support was most needed by government.

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“The late traditional ruler (Idama ll) was one of the foremost supporters of the Senator Okowa’s Stronger Delta vision.”

Oturao, however, assured the people of the Kingdom of government readiness to assist in giving the late monarch a befitting burial.

He charged the people to immortalize the late king by upholding his legacies of peaceful co-existence and love for humanity.

“The Okere Urhobo Kingdom should put their trust in God as their king has gone to be with the lord after a life well spent’, he added.

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Responding on behalf of the people and Council of Chiefs, the Regent of Okere Urhobo Kingdom, Chief Emmanuel Omovie, thanked the state government for the visit.

He commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for attracting development to the kingdom, and promised to intimate the government on the burial arrangement.


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