Erhiekevwe thanks Okowa for educational development of kingdom
By Victor Igherighe
The Idjerhe Monarch, HRM, Erhiekevwe 1 a.k.a Ododo, together with his traditional chiefs and subjects, heartily expressed sincere appreciation to the Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and one of their own, Barr. John Nani, for approving an additional primary and secondary school for the kingdom.
This appreciation was giving at the palace recently while receiving the delegates from the State Universal Primary Education Board (SUPEB), Asaba, Delta, on inspection of facilities available for the take-off of the newly established Erhiekevwe Primary School.
The Monarch who led the SUPEB delegates in company of some traditional chiefs on the facility tour, recalled that hitherto, the primary and secondary schools in Jesse, the administrative headquarters of the Idjerhe kingdom, were over-populated thus, the Idjerhe people approached the state government through their illustrious son, Barr. Nani, on the need to augment the number of schools in the area so as to decongest the overcrowded ones.
He, however, thanked Nani who is now the Delta state Commissioner for Environment, for facilitating the new schools to the kingdom, describing him as a political leader playing politics of performance in the area. He reiterated, it was based this among other developmental strides Nani brought to Idjerhe especially when he was serving in the capacity of lawmaker in the state government, that prompted the monarch to rewardNani with a traditional title, Aghwemutuwevwi (head that brings good things) of Idjerhe kingdom.
The monarch also traced the memory lane to his primary education at the present Idjerhe Primary School, Jesse, noted that Idjerhe would be a home of education soon by the time the Catholic Church complete the University it has proposed to build in the kingdom.
While presenting the letter of approval for the new primary school, named after the monarch to the secretary, Ethiope West Local Government Education Authority, Mr.Ogueh Lawrence, the leader of the SUPEB delegates, Mrs. L. E Evuarherhe, who earlier expressed delight on behalf of other delegates, over their warm reception by the Idjerhe people, also assured that the new school was already enlisted among the schools in Delta state, calling on the Idjerhe people to work in synergy with the state government just as she directed Mr. Ogueh and his team to compile the names of the staff of the new school and send to the SUPEB office, Asaba, Delta state, for further action.
In his response, Mr. Ogueh after receiving the letter of approval, also commended the SUPEB delegates and the state government for making this dream a reality imploring the monarch and his subjects to always collaborate with the state government to nurture the new school to maturity.
Some of the chiefs present include, Chief London Akpanoko, Chief Samuel Okoro, Chief William Atiti just as the Head Teacher of the new school, Mrs. Ese Agbroko was also present.