Ataba Kingdom in Rivers State Honours Governor Diri and Sen. dickson

Ataba kingdom is located in Andoni local government area of Rivers State. The inhabitants of the over 800 years old kingdom settled in these islands with distinct and rich cultural history. Ataba kingdom is a coastal town with abundant flora and feuna.

Ataba kingdom was the first place the Christian religion kick-started in the Andoni enclave and it has been in existence for over 150 years.
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The king of Ataba kingdom, His Royal Majesty, King Benson Mgbowaji Egwenre, JP Oruk, the 17 Okaan Ama of Ataba kingdom attributed the achievements of the kingdom to God as he embarks on building a world class ecumenical center in the community.

Peter Timothy Igbifa
8th President of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide

In the year 2022, The culturally blessed Ataba kingdom in Rivers state honoured two illustous sons of the Ijaw nation, the incumbent governor of Bayelsa state, his excellency, Governor Douye Diri and the immediate past governor of Bayelsa State – Senator Henry Seriake Dickson.
It is to honour them for their immense contributions and commitment towards the development of the Ijaw nation of which Ataba kingdom is proud to lay claim

As a mark of honour, the duo were given Chieftancy titles and had two roads named after them. The people of Ataba kingdom are quite industrious and this has attracted huge investments I the kingdom

Ataba kingdom is receiving further development due to the ongoing multi billion naira Kaa- Ataba- road and bridge project the over 4.7 kilometer road is being funded by the Niger Delta Development Commission, this project and many more are expected to bring more development to the kingdom.

Ataba kingdom is receiving further development due to the ongoing multi billion naira Kaa- Ataba- road and bridge project the over 4.7 kilometer road is being funded by the Niger Delta Development Commission, this project and many more are expected to bring more development to the kingdom.
The President of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Comrade Peter Timothy Igbifa who is also an indigene of Ataba kingdom, led the people and other IYC structures in cultural display and boat regatta
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Blessed with spiritual and social cultural values, the people have imbibed discipline, integrity and resourcefulness. All these have placed Ataba kingdom among the best in the commity of culturally rich communities in Rivers State and the Niger Delta region.
Ataba kingdom has birthed several illustrious sons and daughters who are leaders of excellence in their various fields of endeavor within and outside the Ijaw nation.

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