Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged the newly topped Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III to deepen his relationship with God as he begins his reign.
Obasanjo gave the recommendation throughout the coronation thanksgiving service of the monarch at his palace in Warri on Sunday.
The previous President additionally prayed for the peace and unity of the dominion.
Ogiame Atuwatse III was topped the twenty first Olu of Warri on Saturday at Ode-Itsekiri, ancestral residence of the Itsekiris in Warri South Native Authorities Space of Delta State.
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“With the best way you’ve gotten began, I imagine you’ll reside as much as the duty that God has given to you,” Obasanjo mentioned.
“However two issues I’ll depart with you. One: don’t shun the expertise and the recommendation of elders. Make use of the expertise of individuals round you.
“The second: please be very near God. No matter scenario you might end up, please be near God and God will make approach for you even when and the place individuals might imagine there is no such thing as a approach.”
The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa additionally charged the Olu of Warri to unite the Itsekiri nation.
“It’s a time for therapeutic,” Okowa mentioned. “It’s a time, Your Majesty, to make sure that everything of the dominion comes collectively. Whether or not persons are cussed or not, we should nonetheless prolong the olive department to them and I do know that will probably be nicely with the Itsekiri nation in your time.
“You could have a variety of work to do, not solely within the Itsekiri nation however throughout our nation Nigeria. The nation-building that we spoke about this morning, all of us have a job to play; however because the Olu of Warri, you’ve gotten a variety of roles to play; and due to this fact we can not afford any distractions at residence, in order that the bigger function within the nation could be supplied sufficient time to have your presence in that nation-building.”