This development comes barely 10 days after the monarch was enthroned.
In a letter signed by the monarch, Ogiame Atuwatse III, and dated 1st September 2021, under the hand and seal of the Olu of Warri, equally announced a revalidation/confirmation of Chieftaincy titles.
According to the letter with public notice; 09012021/001, the Olu of Warri, cited section 25 of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council and Chiefs Law Capt. 2, law of Delta State of Nigeria, 2008, to back up his decision.
“I, Atuwatse Ogiame III, hereby announce, for the information of the general public, the Delta State government and particularly, the traditional rulers and Chiefs Committees, the dissolution of all traditional Councils, Committees, Sub-committees and the scheduled exercise of revalidation/confirmation effective from 2nd day of September 2021.”
For the avoidance of doubt, the Warri Council of Chiefs, the Olu in Council, all standing, adhoc and Sub-committees are dissolved forthwith. The mandatory revalidation/confirmation of Chieftaincy titles shall commence on the 2nd day of September, 2021″.
The notice muted that the timetable for the revalidation and confirmation exercise shall be made available at the Palace Secretariat from the 1st day of September, 2021.
It further revealed that the process of registration of all chieftaincy titles with the prescribed authority in accordance with section 25 of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council and Chiefs Law (supra) shall follow immediately after the revalidation and confirmation exercise.
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