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Royal Funeral: Pere Bigborogha II to begin final home Journey August 12-18




By Stephen Asaba-ase

The Ancient Ngbilebiri Mein-Kingdom in Burutu Local government area of Delta State has finally announced the Funeral rites of their departed king, His Royal Majesty Samuel Hitler Perekeme (JP), Bigborogha ll, the paramount ruler of the ancient Ngbilebiri Mein-Kingdom.

Congress learnt that there was a ray of hope and rejuvenation in Kiagbodo Town, the headquarters of the Ngbilebiri kingdom and the various autonomous Communities as well as the royal families that made up the kingdom over the announcement of the funeral rites of their long departed king.

It was gathered that various stakeholders and autonomous communities of the kingdom met to decide this very special days to begin the funeral rites of the late king of the Ngbilebiri kingdom.

However, this is coming after seven years controversy surrounding the final home Journey of the departed king in the kingdom.

Meanwhile, the traditional ruler, Pere Bigborogha ll joined his ancestors in 2017 following brief illness.

It was also reported that the resolution were reached at Ngbile Hall in the meeting held on the 9th April, 2024 at Kiagbodo town, which a week longed burial programme was scheduled for August 12th-18th, 2024.

Part of the resolution reads, “burial committee was setup at the end of the town hall meeting, members of the committee include, Pastor Dode as Chairman while Mieyeseigha Okpe as Secretary”.

“The autonomous Communities and royal families that were in attendance at the meeting include; the host Kiagbodo, Bikorogha, Ayakoromo, Oyangbene, Akparemogbene, Bigborogha royal family, Kakah royal family among others.

“Notable sons and daughters of Ngbilebiri Mein-Kingdom, including the immediate past Secretary Burutu Local Government Council, Hon. Prince Sunny Perekeme, Hon. Paul Kurugbe, Hon. Chief. Godwin Masah, the Peretunteri-Owei of Ngbilebiri Mein-Kingdom, Dr. Ahmed Saibakumo, Engr. Henry Yeigagha, Princess (Chief) Beauty Perekeme, Prince Christopher Perekeme, Hon. Joe Sojaowei among others”.

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