By Mashe Umaru Gwamna Abuja
The Obi of Issele-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha North local government area of Delta State, HRM. Obi Agbogidi Nduka MNSE recently paid a royal visit to the United States of America Consulate General in Nigeria, Mr. John Bray.
The visit which was at the official residence of the Consulate General, located at Ikoyi, Lagos was the Royal father’s median royal visit to the residence of the Consulate General in Nigeria.On hand to accord a rousing welcome to Obi Nduka, who was accompanied to the visit by a renowned first class traditional ruler in Nigeria, HRM. Obi Agbogidi Alfred Achabe, Obi of Onitsha, was the Consulate General, Mr. John Bray and the Political/Economic Officer in the Consulate, Mr. Benjamin Williams.Also with Obi Agbogidi Nduka on the visit was a chieftain of the Issele-Uku kingdom, Chief David Kanebi Siunoje (aka Mama) who is the Olikaeze of the Kingdom.
Speaking during the visit the Obi of Issele-Uku, HRM Obi Agbogidi Nduka, commended the cordial relationship existing between Nigeria and the United State of America, stressing that the US Educational, Cultural and Community Development Policies have greatly benefitted Nigerians, including the people of his Kingdom.
He reiterated his resolved to be steadfast in maintaining and sustaining the rich cultural heritage of the people of Issele-Uku, adding that his major focus since ascending the throne of his forefathers has been in the overall development of his Issele-Uku kingdom.
He said that the royal visit was to strengthen the good relationship between Nigeria and the US with particular emphasis in cultural and community development of Issele-Uku Kingdom.
Responding, the US Consulate General in Nigeria, Mr. John Bray, expressed delight having the royal presence of the highly regarded traditional ruler in Nigeria, in his official residence and said that America Government will continue to show respect and regard to the traditional institution in the country.