By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe
His Royal Majesty, Major General Mujakperuo Agho (Rtd), Orhue 1, Orodje of the ancient Okpe Kingdom, is the new Chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, appointed at the instance of His Excellency, the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, in a letter dated 25th January, 2022 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Chief Patrick Ukah.
The news of his appointment as Chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, rocked the airwaves and still trending on social media within and outside the state, due largely to his excellent credentials and unblemished reputation as a first class traditional ruler, detribalised patriotic Nigerian and elder statesman who consistently conducted himself as a highly reserved and visionary king.
He is a royal father with aristocratic dignity, a retired star officer of the Nigerian Army, served in various capacities within and outside the country before ascending the throne of his forefathers in July, 2006, as Orhue 1, the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom.
His Royal Majesty’s coronation was colourful and highly impressive, well attended by prominent Nigerians and very senior officers of his primary professional constituency, the Nigerian Army where he excelled and retired as a Major General. Orodje of Okpe Kingdom is one of the few royal fathers you don’t get to see regularly in public functions because he truly understands the dignity expected of traditional rulers in their interface with the public.
There is no iota of doubt that as Chairman of the Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, will perform his official duties with utmost dignity and decency which he is well known for, both his years as military officer and as the great king of the Okpe people worldwide.
In the light of the above, it is pertinent for you to glance through the Orodje’s fascinating biography, so as to prepare your mind on what you expect of him as the new helmsman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers.
MUJAKPERUO, HRM (Maj-Gen.) Felix Agho (rtd.) CFR, LLB, BL LLM, fss, psc, mni, Orhue I, Orodje of Okpe, traditional ruler, soldier, administrator, lawyer.
Born on December 4,1946 at Opuraja, Okpe Kingdom, Delta State. HRM attended Urhobo College, Effurun, Delta State, 1962-66; Nigerian Defence Academy, Kadura 1968-71; Young Officers’ Course, Nigerian Military Training College, Jaji.
1971; Infantry Officers’ Basic and Airborne Course, Fort Bennington. USA, 1972-73; Battalion Support Weapons Course, India, 1974-75; Command and Staff College, Jaji, 1978-79; Senior Command Course, College of Combat, India.
1981-82; University of Lagos, l984; Nigerian Law School, 1985; Military Police Officers’ Advanced Course,’ USA; Army Military Police School, Fort MacLean, USA, March to July 1986; Judge Advocate-General’s School, USA, 1989; National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru, Jos.
Company Commander, Nigerian Battalion, No. 5, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, 1979-80; Commander, Nigerian Army Military Police, 1985-86; Provost Battalion Commander, Nigerian Army Military Police, 1986-87; Director, Nigerian Army Legal Services, 1987-91; Commander, Seventh Nigeria Brigade, ECOMOG.
1992- 93; chief of staff, ECOMOG, 1993; Director Operation, Nigerian Army, 1993- 1995; Provost-Marshall, Nigerian Army, Chief of Operations, 1995-96; General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, 1996-98; General Officer Commanding 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Ibadan, 1998-99; Field Commander, ECOMOG, March 1999; Senior Partner, MF Partnership.
Membership: Provisional Ruling Council; Nigerian Bar Association, International Society for Military • Law and Law of war, International Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross. National Honours: Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), 1988.
Decorations: Meritorious Service Star, Forces Service Star, Silver Jubilee Medal; United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon Medal; ECOMOG Medal, Honour Graduate at the USA Army Military Police School, Fort MacLean, USA; Distinguished Allied Graduate at the Judge AdvocateGenerals School, US Army, Charlottesville, USA.
Fellow: Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary Club International, 2007 and traditional ruler title; Orodje of Okpe, 2006. Hobbies: squash, golf. Residence: Orodje’s Palace, Orerokpe, Delta State, Nigeria.
Current Official Position: Chairman, Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, DTCTR.