GBARAMATU: Denkeden takes over Kunukunuma community leadership, as Bebenimibo bows out

GBARAMATU: Denkeden takes over Kunukunuma community leadership, as Bebenimibo bows out

GBARAMATU: Denkeden takes over Kunukunuma community leadership, as Bebenimibo bows out

…I will be accessible and play inclusive politics – Captain Denkeden

After seven years of service to the community, the Chief Moses Bebenimibo led executive of Kunukunuma Federated Community, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West of Delta state, on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, handed over baton to a new executive chaired by Captain Friday Denkeden

The newly sworn in executive members are expected to pilot the affairs of the community for the next four (4) years.

Members of the newly constituted executive members include: Captain Friday Denkeden, Chairman; Mr Joushua Agbeadagiri, Vice Chairman; Pst. Saint Abraham Tebiano, Secretary General; Mr. James Sadana Ody, PRO; Mr. Samuel Ebimeesende, Assistant Sec; Mr. Gift Ebipade Toueboebika, Financial Secretary, Mrs Warisude Mary Amakoru, Treasure and Mrs. Fanty Gbenewei, Provost.

GBARAMATU: Denkeden takes over Kunukunuma community leadership, as Bebenimibo bows out
The newly inaugurated Kunukunuma Federated Community executive members

Speaking at the event, Bebenimibo, the immediate past chairman, expressed appreciation to the community for the opportunity given to him to service the community in that capacity. While noting that upon assumption of office, he met on ground a lot of challenges confronting the community, the outgone chairman added that he, by the special grace of God, was able to solve 90% of them.

In his words; “Before I became the chairman of this great community, there was pain in my heart as a young man seeing the leadership glory being gradually fading away, the strength of our indivisible unity dying away from our eyes and people gradually taking and encroaching on all our lands without anyone saying anything. By the grace of God, for the past seven years we came on board as the executives of this community, nearly 90% of all the things we promised that challenged and confronted us over the years have been dealt with.

On his part, Captain Denkeden the New Chairman of the Community Association, while giving his acceptance speech promised to work in unity with members of his executive towards moving the community to a new height.

He said in part; “I stand here today to declare to the people of Kunukunuma Federated community that I and my executive members will be accessible and play inclusive policies.We will consolidate and continue with the unfinished project of the immediate past executive. We will seriously take it upon ourselves as massagers and servants to settle and restore every land dispute. In this government, all sons and daughters of this community will be carried along with a fair share of dividends.

Continuing he added, “Whenever you call on us, we will be there and open to answer you because we are dedicated from this moment to serve you. By God on our side we will do all it takes to restore the glory of God upon this community and so I humbly look forward with my executives members and to every member of the community and together as a team we will raise the flag of this community great and greater again’.

Highlights of the ceremony include oath-taking administered by two legal practitioners on the members of the new Executive. Commissioning of 6 classroom blocks built for the community by the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC), among others.

Some of the guests and leaders in attendance include: Mr. Matthew Tonlagha, Executive Director, Fenog Nigeria Limited (Represented by Chief Jeffrey Ojogun, the Kurowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom); Dr. Paul Bebenimibo, Commissioner, DESOPADEC; High Chief Clark Gbenewei JP; High Chief Samuel Okirika JP; Chief Clement Aruwei; Chief Matthew Nafami; Chief Ebi Bebenimibo; Chief William Itima; Amb. Pedro Bekenawei; Apst. Mathias Bebenimibo; Engr. Daniel Bebenimibo, Chairman, Organising Committee, among others.


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