The Wife of Olu of Warri, Olori Atuwatse III, has urged the three tiers of government to provide adequate healthcare services to the people
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that “Wuwu Ore Initiative” (Mother’s Love) is a pep project of the wife of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III.
The initiative was flagged-off on Dec.11, 2021 at Ode-Itsekiri, Warri South with no fewer than 500 beneficiaries from the riverine communities.
The second edition was held at Ugbolokposo Community in Uvwie Local Government area.
The third edition of the medical outreach was part of the activities lined up to mark the first Coronation anniversary of the traditional ruler, who was crowned on Aug. 21, 2021 at Ode-Itsekiri.
She said that the initiative was borne out of the desire to promote wellness and wellbeing of the people in the riverine areas where healthcare was not easily accessible.
Olu of Warri’s wife, also urged the government to begin to look toward the direction of providing healthcare services to Itsekiri nation.
“We decided to hold the third edition of the medical outreach to celebrate the first coronation anniversary of our king.
“We thought it is important to do it with a bit of difference.
“It is to my knowledge that most of our children do not have birth certificates, which is very important for their future.
“As part of Wuwu Ore Initiative, we are giving birth certificates to 600 of our children in Koko Community.
We want to do that in all other communities we will visit.
“This is the first step to ensuring the Itsekiris have future and a voice under our great king Ogiame Atuwatse III.
“We are here to promote the future of Itsekiri which is the future of our children,” Olori said.
In his remarks, Ogiame Atuwatse III, urged the people to continue to sustain the existing peace in the kingdom, assuring them of more development initiatives.
The traditional ruler assured the people of more development, saying that growth could only be attained in an atmosphere of peace.
“We look beyond health; we are also looking at the social initiatives for our people.
There is so much coming to the direction of Koko.
“I want you to continue with the peace.
I know there are grievances, many feel hurt, assaulted and disrespected, I want to appeal that you embrace discussion,” Ogiame pleased.
Responding, Mr Smart Asekutu, the Chairman, Warri North Local Government area, thanked the Olu of Warri and his wife for the health initiative.
Asekutu prayed that God would continue to strengthen them in all directions.
NAN reports that activities for the coronation anniversary, which commenced on Wednesday, would be rounded up on Sunday with thanksgiving at the Palace Church.