The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, has announced the dissolution of all traditional council, committees, and sub-committees in Iwereland with immediate effect.
The dissolution was contained in a statement issued by the palace in Warri dated September 1 with the seal of the office of the monarch.
The monarch, Ogiame Atuwatse III, stated that a revalidation and confirmation exercise will start on September 2, 2021.
The 37-year-old Olu of Warri, in the statement, cited Section 25 of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council and Chiefs Law Capt. 2, Law of Delta State of Nigeria, 2008, to back his decision.
The statement read in part, “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.