Zarah, NPDC boss visits Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom [PHOTOS]
Mr. Ali Muhammad Zarah, Managing Director, Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), on Sunday, November 13, 2022, paid a courtesy visit to the great Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro-Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, Agadagba, at his palace in Oporoza, the ancestral headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom.
Speaking at the palace, Zarah, who was received by the revered monarch said; “The visit has become a very fruitful one as I used the opportunity provided to discuss a lot of issues with him and I have also taken a lot of notes for consideration. Definitely, I am going to handle them as it affects all the communities within my areas of operation.
“I sincerely thank the very reverend Monarch for the time and for receiving with an open heart.
Responding, the first class monarch who played host to the NPDC Boss said; “This is Gbaramatu Kingdom and we are very peaceful people. If you come closer to the people you will know the kind of people we have here. Some people can be castigating our names or tarnishing our image, but we are not like that. We know who we are.
Waxing philosophical, the Monarch said; “We want to say, if the children are happy definitely the father is happy too
“Recently, I told some senators that instead of staying in Abuja and speculating about what is happening in the Niger Delta region, they should take a trip by themselves to the region for an on the spot assessment of the situation. If they come, they will know how the people are, but staying far from them you cannot know how they really are.
“So I am very happy for people like you visiting our Kingdom, he concluded.
Present at the palace during the visit were: Mr. Matthew Tonlagh, Executive Director, Fenog Nigeria Limited; High Chief Dennis Otuaro, Ibe-Uyadonwei of Gbaramatu Kingdom; Mr. Tare Pondi; palace chiefs, among others.
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