By Donu Kogbara
Last weekend, Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, was warmly hosted by VIP members of my Ogoni ethnic group – and by hundreds of grassroots wellwishers – in our traditional headquarters, Bori.
Honourable Emma Deeyah is a former Federal legislator, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ogoni Trust Fund (one of the governing bodies of our environmental remediation project) and the current President of KAGOTE, our apex socio-cultural organisation.
KAGOTE, by the way, is an acronym for Khana, Gokana, Tai and Eleme, the four Ogoni local government areas.
Deeyah – with support from other individuals and groups, including His Royal Majesty King Gininwa, former Commissioner for Environment Professor Roselyn Konya and two ex Secretaries to the Rivers State Government, Kenneth Kobani and Magnus Abe – organised the highly successful reception for Wike.
Here are excerpts from his welcome address.
“Your Excellency, it is our pleasure to…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper