The governor’s message was conveyed in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu, on Saturday in Asaba.
He noted that the monarch’s 28 years reign as the 13th Asagba of Asaba has witnessed tremendous improvement in community relations, peace and prosperity of his domain, Asaba.
“As one of the oldest traditional rulers in the country and oldest living Professor, his leadership qualities as a royal father has over the years earned him numerous recognition and awards.
“We admire the maturity and wisdom of the royal father in administering his domain, consistently ensuring peace and development, and promoting a strong appetite for education and commerce among his people.
“The nonagenarian has over the years, successfully sustained the heritage of patience, tolerance and good neighbourliness that was bequeathed by his ancestors, and taken his people to new heights of integration into the global community,” Okowa said.
“His majesty’s pedigree has no doubt impacted positively in the modernisation of the Asaba traditional institution to accommodate the large influx of visitors as a state capital,” he said.
Edited by Ifeyinwa Omowole