Opobo Monarch Tasks Royal Fathers On Service


The Amayanabo of Opobo Kingdom, King Dandison Douglas Jaja has harped on the need for traditional rulers to render selfless service to their people.
King Jaja V gave the challenge at the induction ceremony of the newly installed Head Chief of the Mac-Pepple War Canoe House Chief Charles Mac-Pepple Jaja in Opobo Town on Saturday.
The Opobo Monarch observed that traditional rulers are meant to be servants of their people hence are supposed not oppressive in their decisions.
Calling on the new Chief to uphold justice and fairness in his dealings with the people, King Jaja V remarked that the good book abhor bribery and any act that would lead the new Alabo to compromise his oath of office.
He said, “there are a lot of temptations and provocation but you must stand firm in doing what is right. Speak the truth no matter the temptation.”
In his new position King Jaja urged Alabo Mac-Pepple not to be sectional in his activities, but to carry everybody along in the scheme of things, noting that rulership is a thankless job’, considering the challenges ahead.
He prayed God to guide the new Alabo in his activities, and tasked the elders and youths of the Mac-Pepple War-canoe house to give their total support to their head.
Taking the oath of officer, Alabo Mac-Pepple pledged to uphold the culture and traditions of the people, abide by the customs guiding the Alapu council and to ensure that members of his house are given the necessary leadership, to move them forward.