BY IKHILI EBALU, BENIN CITY.
The management of the Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority (BORDA) has disclosed it’s intentions to construct a nine holes Golf course in Okpe kingdom, Akoko Edo Local Government Area.
Mr Saliu Ahmed, Managing Director of the interventionist agency, disclosed this on Wednesday, in Okpe, during the conferment of chieftaicy title on him
The Olokpe of Okpe kingdom, His Royal Highness Oba Eshimokhai Idogun lll had in celebrating his 35 years on the throne conferred chieftaincy titles on Ahmed and two other personalities.
Ahmed who was conferred with the title of Odufade of Okpe kingdom which means, he who brought Joy to us, said that the construction of the golf course would boost sporting and recreation in the community.
Meanwhile, the traditional ruler of the community in conferring the title on the recipient said that the recipient was well deserving of the conferment in view of his contributions to the development of the community.
He noted that the recipient had as part of his contribution to the development of the community established an integrated farm, modelled after the Songhai integrated farms in Port Novo , Benin republic.
The farm he said had removed youths in the community from the streets, as well as provided them the opportunity to farm for money as well as to be self engaged in farm business.