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Support census, Council tells Delta traditional rulers

By Waliat Musa
08 November 2022   |   1:07 am
Delta State Traditional Rulers Council has asked all monarchs in the state to support the coming national population census and cooperate with members of the Commission during the exercise.

First Vice Chairman of Delta State Traditional Rulers Council and the Pere of Akugbene-Mein Kingdom, Stanley Perediegha Luke, Kalanama VIII (left); Chairman, Delta State Traditional Rulers Council, Maj.-Gen Felix Mujakperuo, Orhue 1 (rtd) and 2nd Vice Chairman and the Obi of Ubulu-Uno, Henry Kikachukwu, during the traditional rulers meeting at the Council’s secretariat… yesterday.

Delta State Traditional Rulers Council has asked all monarchs in the state to support the coming national population census and cooperate with members of the Commission during the exercise.

Chairman of the Council and Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, Maj.-Gen Felix Mujakpuerou (rtd), flanked by the First Vice Chairman, Luke S.P. Kalanama V111, and 2nd Vice Chairman, Henry Kikachukwu 1, and the immediate past Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, underscored the importance of census to planning, growth and development of the country.

In a four-point communiqué issued at the end of their meeting in Asaba, the Council condoled with victims of flood and hailed efforts by the Delta State Government to cushion the effects on victims.

The monarchs urged individuals, corporate organisations and the Federal Government to provide relief materials for victims.

The Council congratulated the Governor of Delta State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential Candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa, on his conferment of the National Honours of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), and appreciated him for increasing workers’ monthly stipend from N5,000 to N10,000 and for increasing the number of beneficiaries from 12,000 to 20,000, saying that the gesture would boost the economic wellbeing of beneficiaries.

The meeting was attended by traditional rulers from across the state.

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