ETHIOPE AGOG AS AGBON KINGDOM HONOURS EDDY APINOKO
Foremost philanthropist, business mogul and real estate developer, Eddy Apinoko was recently honoured by the king of Agbon Kingdom, his royal majesty Micheal G Omeru (Ogurime-rime) Ukori 1, as the OROMOURHUKPE (The one who carries light) 1 of Agbon Kingdom.
The lavish and epoch ceremony which took place in the palace of the King at Isiokolo, headquarter of Ethiope East local government area and traditional headquarters of Agbon Kingdom, was witness by high ranking palace chiefs and notable indigenes of the kingdom, with the President of the London chapter of the Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU) amongst the special dignitaries present.
In a brief remark, the King during the conferment process, described Eddy as a trail blazer whose exploits in far away United Kingdom and humanitarian services back home has been a shining light to the people of Agbon Kingdom and Delta at large, hence he carefully selected the title; OROMOURHUKPE, as Eddy has been a source of light to his people.
The king who couldn’t hide his joy at having such an illustrious son of the soil join his cabinet, was full of praise for the role Eddy Apinoko has continually played in nation building and human capital development, urging all other son’s and daughter’s of Agbon Kingdom to emulate the philanthropist without borders.
Speaking to newsmen after the conferment, Okakuro Eddy Apinoko who is fondly called Godson E Don-Dada thanked the King and the council members for seeing him worthy of such an iconic title, adding that the title will spur him to do even more for his people.
An elated Eddy stated further that it has always been his dream to be an ambassador of his tradition, promote the culture and preserve his heritage and this title will afford him the perfect opportunity to do that.
He rounded up by assuring the King, council members, as well as the entire Agbon Kingdom that not only will he bring honour to the title, he will ensure that the culture and tradition of his people is promoted across the world.
Recall, over the years Eddy through his foundation and other fora has been at fore empowering youths through various forms of skills acquisition as well as give out scholarship to indigent students.