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By Ambrose Ologide

The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo ( SAN ), has lauded HRM Dr. Emmanuel Ekemejewa Sideso (JP) Abe 1 OON, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, over his rulership of the kingdom.

This was contained in his brief speech during his courtesy visit to the Uvwie monarch.

The number two citizen of Nigeria noted that Abe 1 was instrumental to the peace in Uvwie Local Government Area.

He recalled that before the emergence of Abe 1, Uvwie was a turbulent area of the state.

” We are proud of what you are doing here.
It is a good way of propagating the importance of the traditional institution in Nigeria,” he said.

He prayed that the peace and tranquility in Uvwie should continue and assured that he would deliver on some of the requests made by the traditional ruler at the close door meeting between the traditional ruler and himself during the visit.

He also recalled that himself and t Abe 1 last met at the National Summit of Traditional Rulers in Abuja where he said the the Uvwie monarch was the chairman.

Osinbajo had earlier explained that he was in Effurun , Uvwie Local Government Area, to attend a thanksgiving mass service of the Late Chief (Pa) Ideh on behalf of the Federal Government.

He stated that it would be disrespectful and unimaginable if he came to Uvwie Local Government Area without paying the visit at the palace.

He also stated that he brought in warm greetings from President Muhammadu Buhari who said he had great respect for the highly esteemed traditional ruler and for the traditional institution in Nigeria.

The Deputy Governor of Delta State , Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, who represented Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at the event, in his speech thanked the visiting Vice President of Nigeria for his kind remarks on the Uvwie monarch.

Highpoint of the event was the presentation of a sovernier to the Vice President by the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom.