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Isaac Agbara Passes On

The  Traditional  Ruler of  Ejamah  Community  in  Ebubu,  Eleme  Local  Government  Area of Rivers State, His Royal Highness, Emere Isaac Osaro Agbara is dead.

Chief Agbara who died at the age of 68 years was said to give up the ghost on the 6th of May, 2019 at Shawsand Medical Centre, Port Harcourt at about 4.00am following a brief illness.

When Inside Eleme visited the palace of the deceased in Ejamah Ebubu, family members, friends, sympathizers sat quietly in sorrowful mood to mourn the departure of the great traditional ruler.

Prince Ollor Agbara, first son of the deceased who received a delegation of top editors of Inside Eleme Newspaper who visited the royal family to pay last respect and to condole with the bereaved family, he said the burial date will be fixed after deliberations and consultations by the family and the Ejamah council of chiefs and elders.

In a chat with Elder John Nwogu, the most elderly person in the deceased’s family he said that Chief Isaac Agbara was until his death, the chairman of Ebubu council of chiefs and elders and the traditional ruler of Ejamah Community in Ebubu Eleme. He revealed that Late Agbara was a philanthropist who impacted many Eleme sons and daughters and was honoured by a former Royal Majesty of Eleme, Late King A.O. Ngei with the title of Emere Nkuma I of Eleme.

“Chief was at sometimes during his life time a Mechanical Engineer with Leventis Motors. Thereafter, he opened his own workshop where he trained so many people, most of whom were Eleme people. As a matter of fact, he facilitated several projects in Ebubu Community, for example, the construction of the new road in Ejamah Ebubu, the road from Ochani to Trailer Park, provision of street lights and the training of many youths in his field that made the Late A.O. Ngei to honour him with the title of Emere Nkuma I of Eleme, having trained many Eleme sons in mechanical skills.

As God may have it, he died as at 4.00am in an undisclosed hospital in Port Harcourt after a brief illness and until his death he was the chairman of Ebubu Councils of Chief and Elders”. He further said the people of Eleme would be formally notified of his burial date once the family sits for their meeting.

A brief profile of the deceased shows that he was born on the 5th May, 1951, completed his First School Leaving Certificate in 1956 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Nchia Eleme. He later attended Vocational Training at Leventis Motors, Port Harcourt where he trained as Mercedes Benz Mechanic between 1971 – 1972.

He was later appointed as the Chief of Ejamah Community on the 22nd August, 1998 and coronated on the 28th November, 1998 as substantive Paramount Ruler of Ejamah Community. He successfully completed his yam festival title as Eleme culture demands in the year 1978 and was honoured with a title from the late King of Eleme, His Royal Majesty, King Aaron O. Ngei, former king of Eleme kingdom as ”the Emere Nkuma I” of Eleme kingdom  on the 10th February, 1996”.

He was one time chairman of Ebubu Council of Traditional Rulers and cabinet member of the Supreme Council of Eleme Traditional Rulers.  He is survived with two wives and ten children.

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