Conferment of Chieftaincy titles on prominent sons
Yesterday was one of those significant days that enriches the Kalabari Sociocultural heritage and history, and adds lustrous value to our common existence as Rivers people. It wasn’t just about the conferment of Chieftaincy titles on our prominent sons; it is the unanimity, the total commitment to peace, popular acceptance and the apparent display of communal love. Together with the Amayanabo of Abonnema, HRM King (Barr.) Disrael Bob-Manuel (II), Ekineye Gbobo, Owukori IX, and the members of Abonnema Council of Chiefs of the great Kalabari Kingdom, we jointly carried out the traditional task of conferring Chieftaincy titles on our sons; Chief Richmond Iwo Danagogo, Chief Toby Ogbotubo Kalaotaji and Chief Ogaji Bob-Manuel. These installations are part of the healing process that is ongoing in Abonnema and I am deeply glad that we are making progress in rekindling our affinity and oneness as a people. May God Almighty continue to help us as we put people first in our considerations.
Sokari Benita Briggs, Everest David Ovi and 532 others