PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMISERATES WITH ITSEKIRIS AS THEY BEGIN MOURNING PERIOD FOR LATE OLU OF WARRI

On behalf of the Federal Government and people of
Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari extends
heartfelt commiserations to the Itsekiri people of Delta
State on the passage of their revered Monarch, Ogiame
Atuwatse II, the Olu of Warri, whose transition was
formally announced at the weekend.
President Buhari conveys his personal condolences to
the late Olu’s immediate family and relations as well as
friends and associates of the highly respected monarch
who will be greatly missed by the Itsekiris, the people
of Delta State and all Nigerians.
As they begin the three-month mourning period for
their departed traditional ruler, President Buhari urges
members of the late Olu’s family and all Itsekiris to be
comforted by the knowledge that Ogiame Atuwatse II
will always be remembered as a peace-loving monarch
who did his best to foster the harmonious co-existence
of his people with other ethnic groups in Delta State
and Nigeria.
The President believes the late Olu will also be
honoured by present and future generations as a most
worthy custodian of the rich cultural heritage of the
Itsekiris, and for the commendable wisdom, sagacity
and benevolence which he exhibited in his 28 year
reign over the Itsekiri nation.
President Buhari prays that God Almighty will receive
the late Olu’s soul and grant him eternal rest.

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