“The Okpe Kingdom just don’t give out titles to dignitaries except those who have played a significant role in putting a smile on the faces of citizens of the kingdom and those who are recognized today are some of such persons”
PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | DECEMBER 01, 2022
Chief (Engr.) Saliu O. Ahmed, the Managing Director/CEO of Benin-Owena Basin Development Authority and the holder of the title of Sadiq of Auchi Sacred Kingdom had another chieftaincy title bestowed on him as the Odufade of Okpe Kingdom by HRH, Oba E. O. Idogun, JP, OON, the Olokpe of Okpe Kingdom in Edo North Senatorial District of Edo state.
The conferment which event took place on the 23rd of November 2022 at Okpe Town was witnessed by dignitaries from all social strata including the political, socio-cultural, and captains of industry from within Nigeria and abroad. The event also brought home sons and daughters of Okpe Kingdom who came from far and wide to honour their king and to also felicitate with the latest honorees of one of the highest titles of the kingdom.
Giving the acceptance speech after the conferment, the Edo High Chief had this to say on behalf of himself and other personalities who were also honoured:
Speaking exclusively with Pegasus Reporter’s correspondent, a palace source said that the Odufade which translates literally as the “bringer or harbinger of joy” is usually reserved for personalities who have made contribution either personally or in their official capacity toward easing infrastructural needs of the kingdom.
“The Okpe Kingdom just don’t give out titles to dignitaries except those who have played significant roles in putting smiles on the faces of the citizens of the kingdom and those who are recognized today are some of such persons”
Reports by Abdullahi Mikhail, Pegasus Senior Correspondent, Edo State.
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