“All should support the development of Esan land”-High Chief Musa Amedu
A fervent call has been made to philanthropists, organizations, sons and daughters of Esan land of Edo State, to rally around the state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki and others, to bring the needed development to Esan land, otherwise referred to as Edo Central Senatorial District.
The call was made by High Chief Musa Amedu, a United Kingdom- based lawyer and notable philanthropist on the occasion of the conferment of chieftaincy titles on him and his wife, Mrs Ehinor Otaigbe-Amedu, by the Onojie of Irrua Kingdom and Okaigessan of Esanland, His Royal Highness, W. O. Momodu II, in his palace in Irrua heartland of Esan district.
He was conferred with the title of “Ogieinamu of Irrua kingdom”, meaning “Helping the Development Efforts of the King”.
High Chief Amedu, responding to questions by newsmen, reiterated that “it takes all and sundries to bring the needed development to any given society.”
He saluted HRH Momodu II and other Irrua and concerned Esan indegenes, “for their concerted efforts at advancing the Irrua community, Esan land and Edo State at large.”
High Chief Amedu, a man who was applauded by various speakers, on the occasion, as having greatly assisted the development of the land through his charitable activities, also pledged to continue to do more, having said that government alone could not fund all the development needs of a people.
Mrs Otaigbe-Amedu, while thanking the foremost Esan monarch for his unrelenting efforts at developing the land and having considered her and her husband as worthy of the titles, proclaimed that there could be nothing more satisfying than giving back to a well-meaning land of ones birth, like Esan, whose natives are readily disposed to the unity and growth of the area.
Mrs Otaigbe-Amedu, who was bestowed with the “Otekpen of Irrua Kingdom” title, urged all to continue to work for the betterment of Irrua and Esan land.
He pledged more of her usual support in that regard.
“The conferment of these noble titles by our royal father and his distinguished chiefs, is a further impetus for rededication by me and my husband, to our usual public-spirited activities”, she further pledged.
Earlier on, HRH Momodu II, with his palace chiefs and community folks, thanked the Amedu couple for their immense contributions to Esan and society’s well-being, which he said, duly informed the bestowment of the titles to them.
At the Okaigiessan Hall, Irrua, where the couple were treated to a rosy reception, Dr Peter Otaigbe, a legal practitioner and one of the foremost developers of Esan land, urged the Amedus to cash in on their successful philanthropic work and opportunities in the United Kingdom, to further improve on the lives of Esans and the Edo people, back home.
Dr Otaigbe, who is a biological father to Mrs Otaigbe-Amedu and an indigene of the university community of Ujemen-Ekpoma of Esan land, also thanked the foremost monarch for the awards.
High Chief Amedu, also holder of the significant traditional title of the Arala of Ewu, a prominent Esan town, where notable televangelist, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome comes from, is the shepherd of the “Edo Diaspora UK”, a United Kingdom-based charity, which offers key humanitarian supports to Nigerians and other Africans resident therein.
On account of his valuable activities, he had been recognized with meritorious awards, including the “Points of Light” by Mr Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister.
Mrs. Otaigbe-Amedu is also a visible UK based caregiver and CEO of the “Wonderfully-Made Woman”, a not-for-profit body, whose commendable activities in the Queen’s country and Nigeria, had earned her notable titles, including a prestigious “Member of the most Excellent Order of the British Empire” (MBE), by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and the Point of Light” through the UK Prime Minister Johnson, respectively.