Omu Anioma/Okpanam, Obi Martha Dunkwu is dead

Omu of Okpanam, popularly called Omu Anioma, Obi Martha Dunkwu, has died and Deltans, especially Delta north,  are mourning her passing.

She reportedly died on Friday at the Asaba Specialist Hospital where she had been on admission after taking ill on Wednesday.

Her demise has thrown Delta into mourning particularly among the women who saw in her an advocate for the rights of women and respect for tradition.

The late Dunkwu epitomized beauty, courage, truthfulness, elegance and dignity of royalty.

She was very vocal and strongly advocated for the preservation of Igbo traditional institutions.

She also campaigned for all Igbo sons and daughters to bring their wealth home and invest in the Igboland. She never shied away from her Igboness and a true Deltan.

She consistently advocated  for the inclusivity of the Traditional Institutions, Women and Youths in actualising the goals of peace, security and economic prosperity in the Niger Delta region.

Recently, she  was among eminent Nigerians invited by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs,  Hon. Abubakar Momoh to evaluate years of work done on early warning signals, peacebuilding mechanisms for the Niger Delta.