The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III has expressed strong optimism that the core values that bind the commonwealth nations will continue to flourish among all the nations.
The revered Warri King who joins world leaders from commonwealth nations in London was part of the activities commemorating the 2023 Service of Celebration of the Commonwealth Day.
The celebration is focus on highlighting the active commitment of the family of nations to support the promotion of peace, prosperity and sustainability, especially through climate action, to secure a better future for young
With other world leaders, their convergence on the UK Capital was towards ‘Forging a sustainable and peaceful common future’.
At the time of forming the organisation, fewer nations who are now sovereign members of the Commonwealth were British colonies and with the strides that earlier members took towards a world of common good, the organisation became more attractive to even non-colony countries.
Ogiame with his wife, Olori Atuwatse III was also accompanied with some high palace chief from Warri Kingdom had posted on his verified Instagram handle, “This edition of the meeting was the first held since the exit of Her late Majesty Elizabeth Il and under the leadership of His Majesty King Charles Ill. The theme for 2023 is therefore apt.
“The world is facing new challenges of the environment, transition from fossil fuel, unjust wars, hunger, poverty, population expansion, homelessness, unemployment, to mention a few.
“The Commonwealth is steadfast at seizing every opportunity to improve on the world that we live in and that which we shall leave behind for the generations to come.
“May the cherished and celebrated positive values that have kept the Commonwealth resonate among all the nations and peoples of the world”.