Warri monarch, Ogiame Atuwatse III at the weekend hosted the third edition of “Ghigho Aghofen” ceremony for Omadino.
It is a community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The ceremony was hosted at the Olu of Warri’s palace, amidst cultural display from various ethnic nationalities residing in the oil-rich kingdom Ghigho Aghofen, meaning “Palace Watch,” is a ceremony ushering in one of the indigenous Itsekiri communities to keep watch over the Warri Kingdom.
It was initiated by the king in 2021, shortly after ascending the royal stool.
The aim is to promote robust relationship between the king and other communities that could not have access to the palace due to one reason or the other. Addressing the congregation on Saturday, Ogiame urged Omadina community to resolve their differences and forge ahead as one and indivisible community, The Trumpet gathered.
“I thank Omadino community for coming in large numbers. I want to use this opportunity to preach peace and unity because there is a lot that is being spoken about the community. “Let me remind you that you have a unique opportunity to start again in your community.
So a line must be drawn. Many people may feel a sense of indictment and frustration. “I appeal to all of you to put those sentiments away and start doing things right.
Omadino is a too important community for there to be division and fight. “You are on duty till Sept. 24. You will also be on duty when we mark our first coronation anniversary. Hopefully, before the time lapses, we will come to Omadino.
We want to see that the factions are dissolved and embrace peace,” he said. Ogiame said that there was much to achieve in unity, with special reference to Itsekiri Trust Fund.