The Dein of Agbor Kingdom, HRM. Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi I has on August 1 , 2020 conferred chieftaincy titles on five of his subjects.
The ceremony which was held briefly at the Palace of the Dein of Agbor Kingdom, Ika South LGA of Delta State was in strict adherence to the State Government’s guidelines on the preventive measure for COVID-19.
Addressing the newly conferred chiefs, the Dein of Agbor urged them to always be good ambassadors of the Kingdom and of good conduct wherever they find themselves, saying that as Chiefs of Agbor Kingdom, an extra responsibility has been reposed on them as they are now moral compass of the Kingdom and the society at large.
He charged them to always showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Kingdom as a way of preserving the way of life of the people.
In appreciation, one of the newly conferred chiefs, Chief Kester Egiliwebi Utebor, the Dein Ka Nma of Agbor, thanked the monarch for the confidence reposed on them while assuring him of their readiness to put in their best in promoting the rich culture of Agbor Kingdom and to also work towards the advancement of the Kingdom.
Continuing, he described Dein as a revered king who has always had the interest of his subjects at heart, urging Agbor sons and daughters both at home and in Diaspora to join hands with the King in moving the kingdom to greater heights.
The chieftaincy recipients were Chief Kester Egiliwebi Utebor, the Dein-Ka Mma of Agbor Kingdom; Chief Wilson Oni Agborbu, Eka Dein Menim; Chief Collins, Ihazama of Agbor; Chief Benjamin Ogwun, the Oku Dein wu-ukpe and Chief Nkem Oghonim, the Dein Swor Ajen.
Highpoint of the occasion was the reading of their rights and privileges and their induction into the Dein Council of Chiefs.
Our reporters gathered from a very reliable source in the Palace that out of the many personalities penciled for the exercise, only five were conferred, adding that others will follow later.
The source noted that in compliance with the State Government’s directive on COVID-19 preventive measures, only two family members and one community representative of each chieftaincy title recipient were allowed to attend the event, saying that the Palace has issued strict warning to recipients against throwing elaborate social ceremonies after the event.
According to our source, the conferment was a call to duty; hence, they are to always make themselves available to the service of the good people of Agbor Kingdom and the royal throne.
While warning that the title is not for pride and arrogance, he reminded the recipients that they are operating under a refined and disciplined monarch who will not tolerate any form of misbehavior.