Olu of Warri, world leaders mark 2023 Commonwealth Day in London
The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, has hoped that the core values that bind the Commonwealth nations will continue to blossom among all the member- nations as the Commonwealth nations celebrates 2023 edition.
The Warri traditional ruler joined world leaders from Commonwealth nations in London, United Kingdom, to partake in the activities that marked the 2023 Service of Celebration of the Commonwealth Day.
The Warri King described the theme of the event as apt in the light of the fact that the world was facing new challenges of the environment, transition from fossil fuel, unjust wars, hunger, poverty, population expansion, homelessness, and unemployment, among other global challenges.
He converged with other world leaders on the UK capital city with the aim of ‘Forging a sustainable and peaceful common future’.
Recall that at the beginning of the organisation, fewer nations, who are now sovereign members of the Commonwealth, were British colonies, but because of its achievements other non-colony countries later joined.
Ogiame III with his wife, Olori Atuwatse III, was said to have been accompanied by some high Palace chiefs from Warri Kingdom.
Taking to his verified Instagram handle, the traditional ruler wrote, “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.”