By Eseoghene Emuke
The Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, has honoured popular Niger Delta environmental activist, Chief Sheriff Mulade with the traditional chieftaincy title of Ibe-Sorimowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom.
By the virtue of the Ibe-Sorimowei title (Kingdom Lifter and the Hope of Society and Humanity), Mulade, a seasoned comrade and peace advocate, will now sit among Gbaramatu council of chiefs.
An elated Comrade Mulade disclosed the news of his elevation as high palace chief in Gbaramatu Kingdom in a statement made available to NIGER DELTA TODAY Online on Wednesday.
The activist thanked the Ijaw monarch for the honour done him and promised to double his quest for the development of Gbaramatu Kingdom and the whole of Niger Delta region.
He described the Gbaramatu royal father also fondly called ‘Monarch of the Niger Delta’ for his purposeful leadership since assuming the revered throne.
According to the environmental activist, “I sincerely appreciate Your Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun the 2nd, Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West LGA of Delta State, for recognizing and honouring me with the prestigious traditional title of Ibe-Sorimowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, meaning ‘Kingdom Lifter and the Hope of Society and Humanity.’
‘I also acknowledge the cooperation of the great Gbaramatu Traditional Council of Chiefs in the process for this amazingly uplifting title, which has granted me access into the Council to sit among the most respected traditional chiefs in the kingdom.
“I equally express my gratitude to the entire sons and daughters of Gbaramatu Kingdom for their unrelenting support for His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, ( aka, Monarch of the Niger Delta) in his quest towards attracting sustainable development to the kingdom, the entire Delta State, Niger Delta Region and Nigeria at large, through peaceful coexistence, purposeful leadership and communal cohesion.”