He hailed from both Otuabagi in Ogbia Kingdom and Ogbolomabiri of Nembe Kingdom. Excelling in the public service of Nigeria since the 1950s, he served as a highly effective administrative officer, leaving a lasting impact on the sector. Beyond his deep passion for his profession, he was known for his exemplary character, marked by goodness to an extraordinary degree, and a man who embodied contentment.
Elder Samuel Iduabo Tarinyo hailed from the Otuogidi community in Ogbia Kingdom, Bayelsa state. He was a highly accomplished educator and a devout Anglican from the Niger Delta region, known for his positive contributions to the field of education and for embracing the true riches of life.
Mrs. Irene Nimibofa Edgar was a distinguished and successful educator hailing from Brass Local Government Area in Bayelsa state. She played a significant role in advancing the educational sector, both in the former Rivers state and beyond. Her life was marked by remarkable achievements, having taught and guided numerous individuals who have excelled in their respective pursuits.
Moses Koriatimi Harold was a highly regarded educator hailing from the Nembe Kingdom in Bayelsa State. He made significant contributions to the advancement of education in the Niger Delta region and played a prominent role in the Pentecostal Christian faith in Nigeria.
HRH MacCpherson Wodaowei McCarthy (JP) was a highly esteemed local leader hailing from Okoloba in the Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. He gained recognition primarily for his outstanding contributions to education and his advocacy for the rights of fellow educators.
Late Chief Thomas Kieriboyegha hailed from Twon-brass community situated in the Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. He gained recognition as the inaugural accredited legal practitioner from the Nembe kingdom, which also extended to the broader Bayelsa state. He exemplified the characteristics of a true gentleman and trailblazer, leaving a lasting mark on the history of Nigeria during its precolonial and independent eras.
The esteemed Christian Atani Okpofaa Otobotekere, a member of the royal family, originated from the Tombia region within the Ekpetiama Kingdom, situated in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. He was not only a skilled poet but also a proficient accountant at Shell BP, all the while gaining widespread recognition as an exceptional environmental advocate.
I am Chief Christian Arobo Okoloba-Aziba, an esteemed Ogbia Chief hailing from Opume community in the Ogbia local Government area of Bayelsa state. My experiences encompass both a dedicated career in public service and active involvement in the realm of politics.
Isolima Tamunamiebi Dateme, originally from Okrika in the Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State, was an accomplished and highly respected school teacher. She left an indelible mark on the minds of her students and colleagues within the teaching profession in Nigeria.