History has been made in Agbor Kingdom as the leadership of Agbor Community Union inaugurated members of the Board of Trustee (BOT) to properly guide the Unions antecedence.
Members of the BOT includes, Chief Philp Igumbor (JP), Prof. J. E. Alika, Mr. Tony Obuh, Dr. Emmaunel U. Tibi, Chief (Mrs.) Hetty Ajuebor-Egbarin (JP++), Prince (Prof.) L. F. O. Obika, Chief S. Anumele, Chief (Major) Fredrick Efam (Jp+), Comrade J. A. Ojobu, Mr. Fidelis Monye, Gen. Nick Agbogu (Rtd), Bar. Oriakhi Ben, Chief (Mrs.) Pat Moseri, Dr. J. Egbai, Mr. Nonye Philips, Mrs. Maria Adaigbe, and Mr. Lawrence Egum Onyeche.
The inauguration was held at Agbor community Hall recently with the mandate to give advice to the union. The event was marked as historic owing to the fact that this was the first time the union could effectively carry out such process since its inception in 1980.
In his address, the Acting President General of Agbor Community Union, Mr. Larry Onyeche, noted that majority of the eminent members of the BOT are past President General of the Union, adding that their appointment was based on the thorough assessment of their personalities and track records over the years.
He explained that the appointment which according to him is a life time honour is in line with the Union’s Constitution, Article Four, Section 1-9, and also to represent the zones in Agbor kingdom.
He said, “Let it be placed on record that the Union has a patron, who is the Dein of Agbor, in the person of His Royal Majesty, Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku, Keagborekuzi I, it is also important to note, that the Board from today now has powers to function and lend the necessary support to the Executive committee for effective collaboration to move the community forward.”
Speaking further, Mr. Onyeche charged the board members to be committed saying that the Union will not hesitate to drop any member, if his or her recommendation did not show sufficient commitment towards the further development of the kingdom.
However, he solicited for their total cooperation by way of useful advice for quality and effective discharge of their collective responsibilities geared towards making Agbor kingdom to be very peaceful and to also take its pride of place once more among her equals in Delta State and Nigeria at large.
He concluded by wishing them a fruitful life of service to Agbor Community.
Responding on behalf of the members of the BOT, General Nick Agbogun (Rtd) expressed gratitude to Agbor Community Union for deeming it wise to appoint them as members of the BOT. He was appreciative of the responsibilities reposed on them, assuring that they are going to give their full support and assistance to move Agbor Kingdom forward.
The event culminated into a crucial meeting where the members of the BOT, Agbor Community Union executive and community Chiefs present, looked critically looked into and condemned the indiscriminate parking of vehicle along the roads in Agbor and also made case to stamp out the militancy ways of extorting money from prospective builders by group of persons who identify themselves as L. G. Taskforce, going around communities asking for land development permit.
They also called on the monarch to do all he can to put an end to the Ekuku-Agbor issue and also embrace his subjects to move the kingdom forward.
The BOT concluded with an advice for the executive of the union to be prudent, and transparent in handling public fund.
BY MARVIN ENYOSA