How Niger Delta Youth Council Participated In Okere Urhobo King’s Burial In Warri

By Binebai Princewill 

As Deltans, particularly the Urhobo of Okere Urhobo in Warri, Delta State pays their last respect to the demise King, His Royal Majesty, Sir Emmanuel Ono Okumagba JP, Okumagba 11, The Orosuen of Okere Urhobo Kingdom in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State on Saturday 8th of October 2022 on his burial rites, the Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) led by Amb. Comr. Mamamu Youkore Bene, popularly known as young chief as President of the revered group was fully on ground to also  pay their last respect in honour of the deceased monarch. 

Amb. Mamamu Youkore Bene while speaking with The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide during the carnival like burial ceremony had noted that as a revered youth group in the Niger Delta region, the group will continue to celebrate those that have truly served and have contributed towards the growth and development of the region. 

According to him, the Niger Delta Youth Council under his leadership have every reason to celebrate the deceased monarch of Okere Urhobo Kingdom, stressing that the legacies of the deceased monarch will forever be engraved in the hearts of the Urhobo people and Deltans at large, stressing that he will be greatly missed. 

However, Amb. Comr. Mamamu Youkore Bene noted that the group have to participate fully because Comr. Brume who is the youth President general of Okere Urhobo Kingdom is a member and critical stakeholder of the Niger Delta Youth Council. 

He continued that their presence in the burial was to console and comfort Comr. Brume that he is not alone and that the Niger Delta Youth Council is fully with him, noting that their participation was to also honour the royal family and the Urhobo nation at large. 

“The Urhobos and Ijaws are one, we are inseparable. Whatever that affects the Urhobos will also affect the Ijaws as well. We are brothers and sisters. We need to support ourselves. We have inter married.” President Mamamu Youkore stated.  

It would be recalled that before he ascended the throne of his forefathers, His Royal Majesty was first a politician.

He occupied envious positions in government, including the Delta State Universal Basic Education Board as Chairman.

His short spell but remarkable reign attracted peace and development to his Kingdom. He was a bridge-builder, a peace ambassador and traditional classic networker.

Photo Credit The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide

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