The oil rich Ogbolubiri Mein Kingdom, Egodor in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State was in a festive mood on Saturday, 18th, July as an illustrious son of the community, Chief Torulolo Ofene Love was conferred the Olotu title which traditionally signifies the Chief Warrior and third in command of the Kingdom.
Family, friends and wellwishers from the four corners of the state and indeed, the country, made their way through the ironically tough terrain that leads to the community to grace the auspicious occasion. Notable among them include, Rt. Hon. (Engr. Franc’ Enekorogha MNSE, Chief Julius Takeme, PDP Delta South Senatorial Chairman/ Executive Assistant To the Governor on Special Duties, Chief Francis Boumiebi SSA To the Governor on Community Development, Mr. Kofi Amasoma SSA to the Governot on IGR, Chief Alex Enekorogha, Barr. Roland Ombe,
Mr. Aleibiri Paymaster,
Mr Clement Ereide, PDP Burutu LG. Secretary, Hon. Amakama Peremobowei, Youth Leader, PDP Burutu LG. Hon. Johnbull Tanger, Hon. Asiayi Richard, Chiefs and Community leaders of Egodor community among others.
The heavy downpour didn’t dent the mood of the ceremony and even the heavens seemed to be in support of the conferment as loud roars of thunder rented the air, as HRM, Johnbull Polokowei, The Apiarogun Ongolo 1 of Ogbolubiri Mein kingdom performed the final rites which confirmed Chief Torulolo as the Olotu of the Kingdom.
The occasion also showcased the rich culture of the Egodor people via traditional dance and wrestling competitions. Also guests and wellwishers were treated to a variety of food and drinks, including a special delicacy of the community which is cassava flakes (kpokpo garri) with pepper-soup.
In his words of appreciation the Olotu, thanked all who graced the occasion and contributed to its success. He especially thanked HRM, Johnbull Polokowei and the entire community for finding him worthy to serve the community. Noting that the title and new position is a call to service, the Olotu vowed to use the position to foster more development and unity in the community and enjoined all to support the King and his Chiefs and work for the progress of the community.
Chief Torulolo Ofene Love, the Olotu in battle mode
Traditional wrestlers performing