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Ogiame Atuwatse III is a traditional ruler in Nigeria and the current Olu of Warri, succeeding his late brother in 2015. His reign has been marked with significant growth and development, making him one of the most revered traditional rulers in Nigeria.
Early Life and Education
Ogiame Atuwatse III was born on April 2, 1984, in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria, as Prince Godfrey Emiko. He is the son of late Ogiame Atuwatse II, the previous Olu of Warri. He grew up in Warri and completed his primary education at the Hussey College in Warri.
He went on to attend the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Abeokuta and later obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Nigeria.
Career and Ruling Records
Ogiame Atuwatse III ascended the throne on September 4, 2015, as the 20th Olu of Warri, following the death of his elder brother, Ogiame Atuwatse II. Since then, he has introduced numerous measures to promote peace and unity in the Warri Kingdom and the Niger Delta region as a whole.
He has initiated various developmental projects, such as the construction of a new palace, the commissioning of a new central market, and the launching of a micro-finance bank to support local businesses. He has also been very vocal on issues affecting the region, such as environmental degradation and militancy.
Ogiame Atuwatse III Ruling Records
|Ascension to Throne||2015|
|Construction of New Palace||2017|
|Commissioning of New Central Market||2018|
|Launching of Micro-finance Bank||2020|
Ogiame Atuwatse III is married to Ivie Uhunoma Emiko, and they have two children together. His hobbies include reading and traveling.
Ogiame Atuwatse III’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million. In Naira, his net worth is approximately NGN 19 billion, and in Canadian Dollars, it is CAD 64 million. His net worth in Ghana Cedi is GHS 321 million, in Kenya Shilling, it is KES 5.5 billion, in South African Rand, it is ZAR 732 million, in Uganda Shilling, it is UGX 187 billion, and in India Rupee, it is INR 3.6 billion.
Net Worth Overview
|US Dollar||$50 million|
|Nigerian Naira (NGN)||₦19 billion|
|Canadian Dollar (CAD)||CAD 64 million|
|Ghana Cedi (GHS)||GHS 321 million|
|Kenya Shilling (KES)||KES 5.5 billion|
|South Africa Rand (ZAR)||ZAR 732 million|
|Uganda Shilling (UGX)||UGX 187 billion|
|India Rupee (INR)||INR 3.6 billion|
Awards and Nominations
Ogiame Atuwatse III has received numerous awards and nominations for his exemplary leadership and contributions to the development of Warri Kingdom. Some of these awards include:
- 2017 Leadership Excellence Awards
- 2019 Most Outstanding Royal Father Award
- 2020 African Icon of Nation Building Award
His leadership and legacy have been widely acknowledged, and he remains a highly respected figure in the Nigerian and African traditional institution.
To learn more about Ogiame Atuwatse III, check out his biography on Wikipedia.