The Oba Of Benin Appointed As The Chairman Of TROMPCOM

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The Monarch of Edo Kingdom. The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II has been appointed as the leader of the Traditional Rulers of Oil Minerals Producing Communities (TROMPCOM) in the Niger Delta. The Oba’s appointment as the Chairman of TROMPCOM was great news for the Niger Delta people,The tenure of this position will last for two years although this appointment came two weeks after the revered monarch was decorated as Life Ambassador of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA).

The traditional rulers from the Niger Delta, led by the Amayanabor of Brass, Bayelsa State, His Royal Highness, King Diette Spiff, stormed the palace of the Oba to appeal to him to accept the responsibility of leading the monarchs whose oil producing communities traverse Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Edo States. Spiff told the Benin monarch that the body was initiated to address the problems posed by oil exploration and exploitation in oil producing communities, through constant discussion with stakeholders.

The Monarch has described the Chairmanship as a call to duty and he gave assurance to use his experience to promote and move it forward. “God and our ancestors will grant me the wisdom and good health to do my best to justify the confidence reposed in me”. He further condemn the flaring of gas in the region and called it utilization of the abundant gas rather than flaring it which would cause major hazard. He also review to them his plan to embark on a nationwide thank you visit starting from President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Villa, Abuja.

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