by Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa


President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to traditional rulers to promote peace in the country.

Jonathan  made the call on Saturday at the coronation of the Amanyanabo of Okpoama Kingdom, King Ebitimi Banigo, in Okpoama, Brass Local Government, Bayelsa State.

He  insisted that if peace reigned in all the communities and kingdoms, the country would witness rapid development.

He urged Banigo to use his wealth of experience and business connections to spearhead peaceful coexistence and rapid development of the Okpoama and other parts of the area.

Describing Banigo as a man of great potential, the President also called on communities to cooperate with their royal fathers in sustaining the peace.

Governor Seriake Dickson commended the people of Okpoama for their cooperation and peaceful coexistence.

Dickson,  who was represented by his deputy,  John Jonah, urged Banigo to extend the peace in his domain to other parts of the state.

Banigo pledged to work for the common good of the people.

He said the kingdom was poised to providing the enabling environment for investors to harness its abundant resources.

He said the kingdom had set a goal of becoming an industrial hub especially in the gas and oil sector.

Banigo commended the efforts of Jonathan and governors of flooded states in alleviating the suffering of internally displaced persons.


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