Historic Visit

Posted On 31 Jul 2010
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Following the historic visit: The Rivers State announced the recognition of the Eze Egi Stool as a Second Class Status on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at Erema Town during the 70th birth celebration of Chief Godpower U. Ake. The Governor of the Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi who made the announcement pointed out that the Attoney General and Commissioner for Justice has being directed to commence processing necessary documentations to enable the incumbent on the Stool occupy his rightful place in the State Traditional Rulers Council.

December 2, 2008;
 The Eze Egi of Ogbaland (Eze Ogba Ukwu), His Royal Majesty, Eze Kingdom Elemchukwu Elenwa, on Tuesday, December 22, 2008 paid a historical and cultural visit to the Omo N’ Oba, N’ Edo Uku Apolokpolo, His Royal Majesty Oba Erediauwa CFR, The Oba of Great Benin Kingdom. The historical and cultural visit is happy reunion of Egi Ogba people acquaintances with the Kingdom of Benin, their ancestral home.
 In the address Eze Egi presented before the Oba of Benin and members of the Edo State Council Chiefs, Eze Egi said “the historic visit was in appreciation of the Ogba ancient cultural relationships with Akalaka, the great, and the entire Benin kingdom”. According to Eze Egi, Egi Ogba cultural relationships with the Kingdom of Benin, dates back to Egi Ogba Immemorial Oral Traditions, now the philosophy of Akalaka, the Great.
 
Eze Egi in memory lane from 1962 to 2008 narrated that the ancient “Eze Egi Stool” was among the cultural heritage of Old Ahoada Province, former Eastern and Midwest bioregional administration till date and that he has been struggling without success for the recognition of the ancient “Eze Egi Stool” in Rivers State.
In his response, Oba of Benin welcomed his ancestral kites and kin from the Egi Clan in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Council Area of Rivers State in a historical and cultural visit, for the first time, led by Kingdom Elemchukwu Elenwa, the Eze Egi of Ogbaland, (Eze Ogba Ukwu). As a mark of honour, the Oba of Benin also presented some traditional ornamental artifacts, cola-nuts with some cartons of drinks to Eze Egi and his Council Chiefs.
Eze Egi seated second from left talking to Chief Issac Agilebu, Egurugu Ome of Egiland. 
  
 
  Eze Egi receiving some traditional ornamental artifacts, cola-nuts with some cartons of drinks from Oba of Benin

 

 The Oba of Benin, acknowledged with certainty Egi Ogba culture and language in its present form, saying that as his priest had pronounced, the Oba of Benin is now looking at the possibilities for the formal recognition of the ancient “Eze Egi Stool” in Rivers State, from where the incumbent Eze Egi stopped. His priest who had known the Oba’s intention thanked the Eze Egi and members of his Council of Chiefs for visiting the Omo N’ Oba, N’ Edo Uku Apolokpolo, Oba of Benin. The Oba of Benin also invited Eze Egi for this year’s “Ugie Erha Oba” in December 17, 2008. “Ugie Erha Oba” is a festive that celebrates the father of the Oba.

HISTORIC VISIT:

By Nwokezi J. Ikoro

 

Eze Egi presenting his address before the Oba of Benin

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  1. Nwokezi John Ikoro

    The “Eze Egi Stool” has being formally recognized by the Rivers State Government of Nigeria in February 2010 as “Second Class” Please could you correct the date of the visit of Eze to the benin kingdom as December 22, 2008.

  2. Nwokezi John Ikoro

    The Rivers State announced the recognition of the Eze Egi Stool as a Second Class Status on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at Erema Town during the 70th birth celebration of Chief Godpower U. Ake. The Governor of the Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi who made the announcement pointed out that the Attoney General and Commissioner for Justice has being directed to commence processing necessary documentations to enable the incumbent on the Stool occupy his rightful place in the State Traditional Rulers Council.

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    I am very thankful to this topic because it really gives great information ;;”

  4. Nwokezi John Ikoro

    Rivers State Government has Upgrades the Eze Egi Stool to 1st Class Status in April 30, 2011. The stool of the Eze Egi, of Egi Kingdom, in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state was Upgraded from second class to a first class status. According to a statement from the office of the Information and Communications Commissioner, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, “His Royal Highness Eze Kingdom Elemchukwu Elenwa, would henceforth be accorded all rights and privileges of a Government recognized First Class Traditional Ruler.” Mrs. Semenitari said the elevation was in recognition of his numerous contributions to the peace, growth and development of the Egi kingdom in particular, and the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area in general.

  5. Nwokezi John Ikoro

    Rivers State Government Upgrades the Eze Egi Stool to 1st Class Status in April 30, 2011. The stool of the Eze Egi of Egi Kingdom, in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state was Upgraded from second class to a first class status. According to a statement from the office of the Information and Communications Commissioner, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, “His Royal Highness, Eze Kingdom Elemchukwu Elenwa, would henceforth be accorded all rights and privileges of a Government recognized First Class Traditional Ruler.” Mrs. Semenitari said the elevation was in recognition of his numerous contributions to the peace, growth and development of the Egi kingdom in particular, and the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area in general.

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  9. Amparo

    May her soul rest in peace.. This is a wake up call for the 1st Lady and her dear husband Mr. President… God is not happy with the hapipnengs in Nigeria. The leaders should act right because there’s a God that fights for the masses… Do u know how many people who die daily in Nigeria because of bad road? This goes to show that no matter how rich u r, u r not safe neither are u untouchable… It’s sad it had to be the poor old lady…. Rest in The Lord Ma…. Can the 1st Lady address the underage marriage issue on ground abi u want wait to see another sign from God…

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