Name Urhobo State "EHIOPE STATE"
First, I must commend your foresight and
creativity in coming up with this unique website, and the
wonderful job you're doing with it. Please let me know if I can
be of any assistance as you endeavor to move the cause of our
people forward, in the league of other notable stalwarts like
Urhobo Historical Society, etc.
I wish also to note with particular interest,
current musings about the creation of an Urhobo state. I believe
this is a worthy and doable enterprise that every Urhobo son and
daughter should commit to, and work towards.
Given the criteria recently outlined by the
Senate President that henceforth, the creation new states would
depend among others, on their economic viability, there's no
reason why any state/states created out of present-day Urhoboland
can't be amongst the most viable in the country.
As a result, I would like to respectfully
suggest that such a state be named ETHIOPE* STATE. And in lieu of
the Constitutional Review Committing sittings, I humbly call on
all Urhobo sons and daughters both at home and abroad to work hard
and mobilize for the creation of Ethiope State to so be.
Every good wish,
*P.S. Ethiope derives from one of Delta
State’s most prominent rivers, River Ethiope. Not to be confused
with Ethiopia and/or Ethiopians. The State of Ethiope is
[EH-THIOPE] and the [indigenes of the State of Ethiope would be
known as Ethiopeans]