Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has received the chieftaincy title of Okokocho K’Idoma from the Idoma Kingdom of Benue State.
The Paramount Ruler of the Kingdom, HRM. Agaba’Idu Chief. Dr Elaigwu Odogbo Obagaji John conferred the title on the governor on Thursday during the inauguration of the kings’ ultramodern palace in Otukpo.
The recently constructed building was one of several initiatives carried out by the government of Governor Samuel Ortom.
Wike acknowledged the honor and congratulated Ortom for constructing the state-of-the-art palace for the Idoma kingdom.
I appreciate what my brother, Governor Ortom, has accomplished, he remarked. While I was in Benue for the Tor Tiv Palace’s commissioning the previous year, I received a chieftaincy title.
“Today, once more, we’re commissioning the palace of Och’Idima, and I’ve been given a chieftaincy title once more.
“I am grateful that the Och’Idoma thought I was deserving of the title. And I commend you for this appropriate building.
There were several luminaries in attendance, including Governor Ortom, James Ayatse, Tor Tiv, and former Senate President David Mark.