Okowa, Obaseki, Amuka, Oritsejafor to Grace Ohworode Passage Rites
***as Hellyncoms Eye Clinic organise free eye test for Olomu people
By Ovedhe Hezekiah.
Delta State Governor, Sen Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and his Edo State counterpart, Governor Godwin Obaseki, Publisher of Vanguard newspapers, Pa Sam Amuka, Papa Ayo Oritsejafor, former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN are among dignitaries expected to grace the grand reception of the passage rites of Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, HRM. (Dr ) Richard Layeguen Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro I JP, Royal Canon, OON.
Sources at the palace disclosed this to this reporter Thursday at the palace, that, the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly and Governor-elect of the State, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, Rt. Revd. Cyril Odiboroghere Odutemu (JP), Archbishop of Bendel and Bishop of Ughelli Diocese among other clergymen and top government functionaries are also expected to attend the ceremony.
The day activities also witnessed the Uhurhie
Ruling House in Olomu Kingdom who paid homage to the departed Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom with dances and presentation of gifts, just as the Medical Director of Hellyncoms Eye Clinic, Dr. (Mrs.) Comfort Omon-Irabor organised free eye test for the people of Olomu Kingdom in commemoration of the reverred monarch.
In his remark, Olorogun Johnway Okoro who led the Uhurhie Ruling House extol the virtues of the Ohworode and the importance of the homage by the Uhurhie people.
In an interview with newsmen, the Medical Director of Hellyncoms Eye Clinic, Dr. (Mrs.) Comfort Omon-Irabor, described the departed monarch as a man of peace, who want the best for his people.
She said; “We are here in Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom palace to offer free eye test and treatment for Olomu Olomu Kingdom people to commemorate the life and times of our departed father.
“We’ve been here since morning attending to people who have one challenges or the other ranging from pathological conditions while some also require surgery as a form of treatment for them to see better.
“My interactions with with some of them, is like they don’t have access to free eye tests like the one they are having now. So, they’re left to fend for themselves and as a result, they use other forms of treatment that is more harmful like applying leaves, concortion into their eyes.”
Dr Omon-Irabor further advised the people of Olomu Kingdom to always visit the eye clinic or eye specialists whenever they have issues with their eyes. She also gave out free eye glasses as well as drugs to the people.
Climax of the day event was the Urhukpe cultural dance group from Oguname-Olomu Community who entertained guests during the brief ceremony.