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C’River Deputy Governor conferred with chieftaincy title from kinsmen

The Council of Traditional Rulers in Egbe-Mbube, Ogoja Local Government Area, have conferred the highest honourary chieftaincy title on the Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Peter Odey.

Odey was conferred with the title of “Likeuel é’mpam I” of Egbe Community, which means, the “Pillar of Egbe” community as a reflection of the positive impact his immense contributions have made towards the development of the community and Mbube nation.

The title was bestowed on the Deputy Governor recently during the Egbe Day Celebration, an annual event dedicated to celebrating the values of community development.

C'River Deputy Governor conferred with chieftaincy title from kinsmen

Speaking after the conferment, Deputy Governor Odey, represented by his Head of Personal Staff, Dr Chris Ojikpong, expressed gratitude to the people of Egbe Community and the Council of Traditional Rulers for the honour and recognition, emphasising its significance to him, and assured the people of his commitment to community development.

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Continuing, he extended congratulations to the good people of Egbe-Mbube community for the successful 2024 Egbe Day Celebration, urging them to continue their support for the administration of Governor Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu to fully realise the “People’s First” Agenda.

In praising the efforts of the Egbe-Mbube community in undertaking self-sustaining development projects, he hailed the initiative as valuable and encouraged them to persist in launching and completing projects that offer economic advantages and benefit everyone.

The Clan Head of Egbe-Mbube, HRH Buturo Thomas Akung, stated that conferring the title on Odey recognises his steadfast dedication to the advancement and progress of not only Mbube nation but also the state and nation as a whole.

He reassured the Deputy Governor of Egbe people’s support for the current administration, under the capable leadership of Senator Prince Bassey Otu, whom he described as truly embodying the “People’s First” approach.

Major highlight of the event, held at the Primary School Field in Egbe-Mbube, Ogoja Local Government Area, included the commissioning of an ultramodern town hall by the Deputy Governor’s representative, presentation of awards and chieftaincy titles to deserving individuals from Ogoja, as well as captivating cultural displays.

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