Oborevwori, Service Chiefs Expected As Ika People Welcome Former CDS, General Irabor

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State and the top brass of the nation’s armed forces are expected to grace a reception for the immediate past Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor CFR, at Agbor this weekend.

The reception being organised by the people of Ika Federal Constituency is expected also to be graced by the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Guwor, the Chief Judge of Delta State, Honourable Justice Tessy Diai, the immediate past Governor of Delta State, Senator(Dr) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa CON, among several other eminent personalities in the land.

All 11 monarchs from the Federal Constituency are also expected to grace the ceremony and give a touch of tradition to the homecoming on Saturday, July 8, 2023 taking place at the Public Field, Agbor.

Speaking ahead of the reception, the Vice Chairman of the organising committee, Rear Admiral NP Agholor (rtd) said:

“General LEO Irabor is our kinsman, colleague, friend and brother in whom we are well pleased. He has distinguished himself in service and acquitted himself after an unblemished service to the nation. It is because of this and the honour he has brought to our land that the Ika people have decided to give honour to whom honour is due.”


General Irabor was appointed Chief of Defence Staff in January 2021 and stepped down on June 19, 2023. He was formally pulled out of service by the top brass of the services on June 29, 2023 and the reception for Irabor is expected to be a formal return to his community after 37 years of service to the fatherland.

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