By Binebai Princewill
There is massive jubilation ongoing at Odimodi community in Iduwini Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State as the Chief Edward Prebor led community leadership embarked on a land reclamation project for the community by performing the ground breaking ceremony yesterday.
Chief Edward Prebor, the Gbabramiemwei of Iduwini Kingdom hinted journalists in Odimodi community that his administration is poised to live lasting legacies for both the present and future generations of the community.
When asked on what triggered him to embark on such gigantic project by The Liberator Newspaper, Chief Edward narrated that in every Kingdom, Community, state and Country, it is always good when people reminisce on the good deeds of people both the dead and living.
According to him, his father late chief Willy and his peers during their era contributed a lot towards the development of Odimodi and its federated communities, stressing that till date people from the town still talks about them as heroes of the community.
Edward stated that his vision is to also live behind legacies that will stand the test of time, stressing that having land in abundance for the use of indigenes of the community is very paramount, adding that there won’t be any form of development that will take place in a community without land.
He maintains that his administration is expanding the land mass of Odimodi to ensure that both the present and future generations have land in abundance to built their houses and other forms of developments.
In his words: “My father, Late chief Willy Prebor and his peers in Odimodi community contributed to the development of the community and people till date are still talking about their good works, as a son, I am also towing that line to live legacy projects in the community as a true offspring of my heroic father
“Land is very important to every community, without it community is worthless, we must have enough land for our children and the ones yet unborn to have access to land. If given more opportunity, I hope to live more developmental footprints for our people.”
However, the Gbabramienwei of Iduwini Kingdom reveals that the company that will be handling the dredging of the community is PRESELYN RESOURCES LTD and they are expected to heap 38, 000 cubics of sands to cover up vast expanse of land in the community.
On the duration of the sandfilling project, the Odimodi community chairman stated that the job is hoped to be completely executed within a period of approximately two months, adding that the massive dredger owned by PRSELYN RESOURCES LTD will be dishing out 5000 cubics of sands every day, revealing that a larger chunk of the money required for the completion of the project has been paid.
Prebor appreciates SPDC, says he also key into Okowa’s resolve for a stronger Delta
Chief Prebor, popularly known as the annointed chairman appreciated the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC for providing the cash with which they are executing the life transforming project for the benefit of all in the community.
The annointed chairman declared that he will as a leader continue to support the programmes and policies of SPDC in the Kingdom, asserting that whatever joy the kingdom and community is having today is made possible by the multinational oil giants, stressing that, members of the community will appreciate if SPDC still assist them financially for the complete realization of the project.
The chairman also maintained that the community under his watch is keying into Delta State Governor’s agenda of building a stronger Delta, stressing that they are pleased with the way and manner the Governor is addressing the developmental challenges of riverine communities in the state, stating that they will be happy as a community if the Governor also site projects that will better the lives of citizens in the community.
It would be recalled that the Chief Edward Prebor led community leadership is embarking on this multi million naira project from the proceeds of SPDC tenement rate to the community that is paid once in every five years as the 2019 batch of payment was made recently by SPDC.
God has taken over Odimodi community – Prophet Ojiri
General Overseer of the Bride Restoration Inspirational Ministry, BRIM, Prophet Ben Ojiri while dedicating the project into the hands of God revealed that the Lord Almighty has completely taken over the community.
He said God is interested in the transformation of the community, stressing that because of what Chief Prebor and his executive members have done by dedicating the project to the Lord Almighty.
Prophet Ojiri told members of Odimodi community that they should be ready for more glowing development that shall soon engulfed the town.
It would be recalled that Prophet Ojiri’s Bride Restoration Inspirational Ministry, BRIM, is located in Warri, Delta State.
In his words: “Because of your faithfulness, the Lord will prove himself to you”.
This is historic and rare development in Odimodi community – Elder Odubowei
Chairman of Odimodi community elders council, Elder Odubowei Akugbene described the project initiated by the Chief Edward Prebor’s led community leadership as historic and a rare development in the community.
Speaking on behalf of the elders in the community, Elder Akugbene stated that the elders are happy with the developmental initiative, adding that better things shall continue to locate Prebor and his executive members even after leaving office.
The Liberator Newspaper can report that the grand breaking ceremony and spiritual cleansing was done yesterday, Wednesday 4th of December 2019 at Odimodi community, the site to be dredged Elders, chiefs, youths, women and other members of the community.
Meanwhile, Chief Edward also led the team of pastors, members of the community and other officials to look and annoint facilities for the project like the dredger, swamp buggy and other facilities.