Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has called on traditional rulers in the state to encourgrage and promote peaceful co-existence with neighbours in every part of the state. Dr. Okowa made the call while presenting Staff Office to His Royal Majesty, Couple Mackson Oromoni Monbene 111, Ama-Kosu, the Pere of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area, Delta State.

The governor who was represented by his deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, charge Ogbe-Ijoh indigenes with him to facilitate the rapid development of the community by shunning political bickering mudslinging and unwarranted lack of cooperation and support which can limit progress. While thanking the Ogbe-Ijoh people and Deltans for the last one year, the governor implore them to do same in their relationship with their immediate neighbours especially the Aladja people. He used the opportunity to appeal to the youths to stop pipeline vandalism, saying it is inimical to the economic well being of the state and indeed the country.

The governor while congratulation His Royal Majesty, Couple Mackson Oromoni 111 Ama-Kosu on his appointment and recognition as the Pere of Ogbe-Ijoh Kingdom, urge him to imbibe the democratic virtues of dialogue and consultation in all his dealing with the people. He advised the Pere not to, in words or action; give cause to his subjects to doubt his ability to uphold the sanctity of their cultural values, nothing that the institution of the Pere is if great significance to the people of Ogbe-Ijoh Kingdom.

While urging the Ogbe-Ijoh people to promote the integrity of the stool by acc0rding His Royal Majesty all the respect he truly deserves, nothing that this administration has not meddled and will not in the selection process of any traditional rulers in the state. He emphasize that government have religiously adhered to the tradition and custom of the people including the laws of the state. The governor, who congratulated the Royal Majesty and the people of Ogbe-Ijoh for their peaceful selection process, assured them that request will be channeled to the appropriate agencies of government for necessary attention. Earlier, in an address presented by Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Traditional Council of Chiefs, Chief Favour Izoukumor, namely; Aretonghan, Perebiri, Ikianddumu, Oturubiri and Lotiebiri respectively, while Tambiri quarters acts Kingmakers.

Chief Izoukumor disclosed that the Monarch presented with the staff of office is from the Perebiri quarters whose turn it is to produce the monarch He added that the Kingdom has had eleven traditional rulers since the inception of the traditional institution.

The Ogbe-Ijoh Traditional Council of chiefs expressed thanks to the state governor and deputy for their efforts towards resolving the Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja boundary dispute and reiterated their loyalty and support to the SMART agenda of the Dr. Okowa led administration and promise to continue to work towards the success of this administration. Highpoint of the occasion was the Presentation of Staff of Office to His Royal Majesty, Couple Mackson Oromoni Monbene 111, Ama-Kosu, The Pere of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri King by the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa who was able represented by his deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro.