By Usman Shuaibu
The Yeyeoba of Adougba, Afin- Kingdom in Ondo State, Prof. Adeyeye Queen Hajarat, has conferred a chieftaincy tittle on the senior information officer of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital(UATH), Prince Oliver Bilal Eriata as the “Omowa-Ado” of Ado ugbo, Afin Kingdom
The chieftaincy tittle was conferred on prince Oliver Bilal Eriata at the Queen’s lodge, Agunbelewo, Ilobu Road, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria.
In her speech at the occasion, Hajarat said the conferment of the Chieftaincy title on prince Eriata came as a result of research being carried out on his life.
She said: “The research was later shown that prince Eraita was my elder sister princess(Mrs) Eriata’s son, the beautiful mother of Eriata, the Cleopatra of that time who had gone to eternity at a very tender age”.
According to her, “ I have a high discerning spirit of God as His missionary to always identify who to honour with the power and by the power vested on me as a Ruling princess and Queen Mother, adding that it was discerning spirit that made me to recognize the royal son, prince Eriata whom I met in Abuja.
Her words: “ It is good to be good. Both Bilal and I did not know ourselves when we first met. But due to the reaction and passionate support of Bilal for me during my period of ordeal, the wonderful support and prompt action of his saved me from further damage as he was the chairman of the Kontagora Estate where I newly resided in Abuja, FCT
“This made me to research deeply into his life as a person who found it very difficult to believe that any person in such position could have time for a new stranger under his jurisdiction to helping him or her passionately like that especially in this era of minimal contacts with persons. I was highly impressed about his promptness of action especially for the security services and support of fellow human being he unhesistantly rendered that days as a stitch in time saves time”.
Prof. Hajarat, who is the Matriarch of Africa, said: “By the power vested on me as the Yeye-oba; Yeyeluwa 1 of Afin Kingdom, I hereby approve the conferment of this spectacular princehood title on your distinguished personality today”.
On his part, the newly crowned of Omowa-Ado of Ado Ugbo, Afin Kingdom, prince Eriata said: “This world is a wonderful place. People must learn to be kind and humble in dealings with their fellow human beings. This story is one of a kind. The crowned prince whose maternal trace is located to Makeke, Edo state never knew he shares the same royal blood with the present Ruling princess of Afin Kingdom in Ondo State when he delved into rescuing the Royal Majesty, Prof. Adeyeye Queen Hajarat from the ordeal she found herself.
It would be recalled that the crowned prince was initiated into manhood Phyiscally and Spiritually to enable him partly make decision for the betterment of his people and the land in Okaigben, Ewohimi in Edo State.
Meanwhile, the representative of Ooni of Ife, Osun State, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi graced the grand finale of chieftaincy ceremony of Prince Oliver Bilal Eriata.