27/01/2022

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Okerenkoko to Okerenghigho: Stop The Daylight Madness – Lawmaker Tells Mischief Makers

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•No such name like Okerenghigho in the world map – Hon. Ebi Adam

•Vows to do everything legitimate/democratic to protect her ward

The newly sworn-in councillor, Hon. Ebi Adam representing the Okorenkoko Ward in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state has called on those behind the call for the change of the name of Nigeria Maritime University host community from Okerenkoko to Okerenghigho to stop the day light madness as there is no such name like Okorenghigho in the world map.

Hon. Ebi Adam stated this on Thursday 11 January, 2018 in a chat with GbaramatuVoice in Warri, Delta state.

According to the lawmaker, in the history as well as the map of Delta state, there is no community, town or village with a name like Okerenghigho. But here in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state is a town with the name, Okerenkoko.

In her words, “Okerenkoko is the Ward that I am representing at the legislative arm of Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state. It is the town that houses the newly founded Nigeria Maritime University. It has a signboard and the name is gazetted with the state government. 

“So anyone giving you contrary information is not just being economical with the truth but a cheat,” she added.

She therefore called on the National Assembly members to ignore the purported memo that emanated from Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) while calling on the Federal Government to investigate the AGF for this nefarious role and get him punished if found culpable, to serve as a deterrent to other public office holders.

Ebi Adam, added that as the representative of the people of Okerenkoko Ward in the local council, that she will not keep quiet seeing injustice meted out to the people who by their votes entrusted her with the mandate to represent them at the council.

Adam, therefore, warned all the mischief-makers to look elsewhere as there is no vacancy for mischief in Okerenkoko while pointing out that the Maritime University in Okerenkoko has come to stay.

She finally told GbaramatuVoice correspondent that the development of her community and its people will be her preoccupation in the council and further vowed to do everything legitimate and democratic to ensure that this goal is achieved within the specified period of her stay in the council.

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