The monarch of Upata Kingdom in Ahoada East Council of Rivers State, Eze Felix Otuwarikpo, has urged youths not to undermine the benefits of cultural values, adding that it reflects their identity.
The monarch gave the charge during the commissioning of the new palace at Upata, as he called for rewriting of the history of traditional institutions as gatekeepers of culture of a people.
In his address, Otuwarikpo stated that the era, when kings ruled from their private residences, is over, insisting that it is a misnomer for a king to rule from his private abode.
“We cannot have kings without institutions. It is a misnomer for kings to rule from their personal houses. Every king must rule in a central palace. We made this commitment to the governor.”