Insurance man, Uranta becomes traditional ruler in Opobo Kingdom

May 26th, 2019

The former Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Niger Insurance Plc, Dr. Justus Uranta, is set to join the ranks of traditional rulers in Nigeria following his recent emergence as Alabo-Elect of Queenstown in Opobo Kingdom, Rivers State.

His coronation ceremonies scheduled for June 7, 8 and 9, 2019 will formally mark the beginning of his journey to serve his people as His Royal Highness (HRH) after more than 35 years of meritorious career in the insurance industry.

Queen’s Town (Kweniama) was founded and established by Chief Captain Uranta in 1887 under the protectorate of her Britannic Majesty, HRM Queen Victoria 1, Queen of England.

Today, Queenstown is part of the Opobo Kingdom, established by Chief Captain Uranta along with others, including the revered King Jaja of Opobo. Chief Captain Uranta was a merchant warlord who fought and conquered many battles that earned him War Canoe Houses in Ibani translation– Omufie Aru Wari.

After the reign and death of Chief Captain Uranta, there had been other great men of repute who had reigned in royalty on their father’s throne, including Chief Justice Elijah Allswell Uranta, TIU’s illustrious father.

The immediate past Chief that occupied this royal stool was HRH Alabo Magnus N. C. Captain Uranta, Captain Uranta (X) Paramount ruler of Queenstown, Iroanya section.

After the death and burial of the immediate past Chief, the Royal stool has remained vacant with the need to fill the vacuum. On that premise, a resolution was passed to Chief Captain Uranta War Canoe House to search for a befitting replacement.

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