The twenty first Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, has reversed an ancestral curse positioned on Nigeria by his grandfather, Olu Erejuwa II, because of alleged injustice meted to him.
Erejuwa II was the paramount chief of the Itsekiri who was Olu of Warri from 1951 to 1964 and from 1966 to 1986.
He was the 18th Olu of Warri Kingdom with the title Ogiame Erejuwa II.
The brand new Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, reversed his grandfather’s curse on Saturday throughout his coronation.
Stated he, “Because the religious, cultural, political, and conventional ruler of this land, I, Ogiame Atuwatse III, the twenty first Olu of Warri, the primary son of Olu Atuwatse II, the grandson of and direct descendant of Olu Erejuwa II who was offended on this throne, hereby reverse the curse positioned over this land.
“As an alternative, I launch forgiveness and therapeutic to the Federal Government of Nigeria whose would possibly was used to propagate that offence; and I decree unprecedented and an unusual peace, prosperity, progress, and growth upon this land.
“I deliver down the federal government of heaven unto this land and I direct it to move as a course that may neither be sabotaged, slowed, nor stopped.
“It goes out as a powerful ripple impact emanating from this kingdom to the remainder of the Niger Delta, to the remainder of the Nigerian nation, and even to the African continent.”
The brand new Olu of Warri in his coronation tackle extolled the virtues of the Itsekiris at house and within the Diaspora, promising that his Kingdom would quickly emerge with progressive insurance policies to rebrand the wealthy Itsekiri historic and cultural heritage with a view to creating their socioeconomic potentialities.
On this regard, he pledged to be centered “because the religious, cultural, political and conventional ruler of Warri Kingdom.”
He assured the youths and girls of Warri Kingdom of higher days forward, promising to do all the things attainable to assist in creating them to their potential excellence.
The Atuwatse III described his coming not simply as a divine visitation but in addition as divine habitation, insisting that his emergence is “God’s challenge.”
Commenting on the stolen 500-year-old Warri crown, the brand new Olu of Warri urged the little kids of the Kingdom to not despair over the ugly growth; however to slightly see it as a part of the manifestation of the divine glory of the Kingdom.
He stated, “The taboo that was made by our previous crown has made method for a model new gold crown, good just for the modernities of the current age.
“From the period of coral to teracota, to silver, and now gold. The fact of the second can solely signify the forthcoming financial manifestation of our individuals, God keen.”
The Ogiame known as on all little kids of Warri to affix drive with him in repositioning the Kingdom to higher heights.