•expresses loyalty, appreciation to Gbaramatu monarch
A newly installed chief in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Chief (Engr) George Timiyan, who was recently conferred with the traditional title of Miyenkeremowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom by His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II (Aketekpe, Agadagba), has said that the Nigerian Maritime University will be made safe for everyone, who is interested in studying in the institution.
Chief Timiyan, made the statement in a chat with GbaramatuVoice yesterday, after leading a team from Kokodiagbene community on an appreciation visit to the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom in his palace at Oporoza town.
According to Chief Timiyan, the Maritime University is a privileged presence among the indigenes of the area, as their sons and daughters, doesn’t have to travel far in search of education, hence measures would be put in place to ensure a safe environment for everyone.
He said; “I want to advise everyone, to bring their children to be part of this opportunity, that the school we are looking for in other places is now in our domain. We now have the privilege of enrolling our children there.
“However, for the people that are coming from far and near, we have to make sure there is peace around the school community.”The rules and regulations to maintain peace and order must be sancrosant in that place.
“A lot of chiefs would always be there to make sure that peace and unity reign in the school environment.
“We will make sure we put our boys in the river ways, to make sure there is nothing like robbery or piracy, so that outsiders will see Gbaramatu Kingdom as a peaceful kingdom.”
On his delegation’s visit to the Pere, Chief Timiyan explained that the purpose was to inform His Royal Majesty of their loyalty and support as well as, to thank him for deeming them fit to be honoured with a traditional title.
“It’s actually good to appreciate someone who does good. So I went with my people to make sure that we appreciate his gesture and also, to let His Majesty know that we are ready to work with him sincerely, in whatever capacity, knowing fully well that His Majesty cannot do it all alone, due to his many engagements.”
Capt Mike Timiyan, added that the visit was a timely development and that for anyone to grow, he must show appreciation for whatever was given to him.
On his part, His Royal Majesty, the Pere, who was elated by the visit, offered prayers to the visitors and urged them to continue with their noble intentions.
Those who were present during the visit were; Chief Nelson Tonfawei, the Perediwei of Gbaramatu Kingdom; Chief (Engr) George Timiyan, the Miyenkeremowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom; Chief Jonathan Uti, the Ebikonbowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom; Chief Akin Mala; Hon Uyadonghan Powede, Chairman of Kokodiagbene community.
Others were Capt and Mrs Mike Timiyan; Capt Dickson Timiyan; Mr. Isaac Ukuli; Mr. Isaac Mone; Mr. Johnson Powede; Engr Richmond Odu; and Mr Jackson Timiyan.