Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko

Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko (19 March 1955 - 21 December 2020)[1] was a Nigerian traditional ruler.

Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko
Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko.jpg
Born19 March 1955
Died21 December 2020
NationalityNigerian
OccupationTraditional Ruler
Parent(s)
Websiteoluofwarri.org

BiographyEdit

Born to Olu Erejuwa II (1951–1986) and wife Olori Eyinagboluwade, Emiko was the 20th Olu of Warri. He succeeded his brother Olu Atuwatse II, who died in March 2015.[2] He was crowned Ogiame Ikenwoli on 12 December 2015[3] at Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiri people, in a ceremony which was witnessed by many dignitaries in Nigeria, such as the Secretary to the Federal Government David Babachir Lawal,[4] the Delta State Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Emmanuel Uduaghan (former Governor Delta State), and Bola Ahmed Tinubu[3] the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC). He was the Olu of Warri and was married to Olori Mary Emiko. They had three children.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olu of Warri dies?: Death tori of Itsekiri King, Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko - Wetin we know". BBC News Pidgin. 22 December 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  2. ^ "The Olu Of Warri Is Dead". Sahara Reporters. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Crowning Ikenwoli as 20th Olu of Warri". Vanguard News. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Day Warri Stood Still For New Olu". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 20 December 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2020.

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