Urhobo Historical Society

WARRI
LAND, OVERLORDS & LAND RIGHTS
(OMETAN Vs DORE NUMA)
FACT, FICTION & IMPERIALISM

By D. A. Obiomah

 Originally published in Warri by GKS Printers. Published in URHOBO WAADO by permission of Mr. D. A. Obiomah. 
© D. A. Obiomah 1987, 2002

APPENDIX V
GOVERNOR'S REPLY TO PETITION
BY AGBARHA INDIGENOUS OWNERS OF WARRI


  (v)
MILITARY GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
(CABINET DEPARTMENT)
P.M.B. 1081
BENIN City
BENDEL STATE OF NIGERIA
Our Ref: No. SGA.13/12/2/T3/6212 August, 1986


Warri Indigenes Agbarha (Urhobo) Clan,
73, Warri/Sapele Road,
P.O. Box 408,
Warri.

BENDEL STATE GOVT & THE WARRI QUESTION
DESIRABILITY FOR TOTAL REORGANISATION

I am directed to acknowledge receipt of your petition on the above mentioned subject dated 8th July, 1986 and to inform you that all the points raised therein have been noted. I am however to re-iterate that government, whether at the Federal, State or Local government level exists to protect the rights of all its citizens irrespective of tribe creed or other considerations. In this connection, I am to assure yo of Government's continued protection of your interests at al times.

2. With warms regards.

Signed:

(D.S. Egbagbe)
for: Secretary to the Military Government and Head of Service.

Footnote:

Matters even got worse after the receipt of the above letter, because when the Rates Assessment Appeal Trubunal was appointed a few weeks after its membership of three was all Itsekiri.

D.A. Obiomah.

 



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