Itsekiri nation has formally announced announced Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko
as the new Olu of Warri-designate and presented the Omoba to the Itsekiri nation, at Ode Itsekiri, its ancestral home in Warri South local government area, Delta State.
The Iyatsere of Warri kingdom and Acting Chairman Warri council of Chiefs and Olu Advisory council, Chief Johnson Amatserunreleghe announced the development at exactly 11.52 am before a gathering of Itsekiri prominent chiefs, princes and sons and daughters.
Shouts of joy rented the air. His biography was later read by Prince Toju Emiko.
Born on April 2, 1984, to Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko, the late Ogiame Atuwatse II and Gladys Durorike Emiko in Warri, the Olu designate attended NNPC Primary School in Warri and later Adesoye College, Offa, Kwara State for his secondary education between 1995 and 2001.
He then proceeded to Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA where he bagged his Bachelor’s of Arts between 2002 and 2006, majoring in International Studies and Political Science while minoring in History and Economics. In 2007, he earned a Master’s of Science in Management also from Case Western Reserve University.
On returning home to Nigeria in 2008, Prince Tsola Emiko served in the Public Affairs Department of National Petroleum Investment Management Services for the NYSC scheme.
Thereafter, from 2009 to 2010, he worked as an officer at the Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator (SNCFPA) and later at Sahara Energy as Government Relations Officer between 2010 and 2012.
A serial entrepreneur, the Olu designate is the founder of Noble Nigeria Ltd. and Coral Curator Ltd. He is the Chairman of Ocean Marine Security Limited and Director, Gulf of Guinea Ltd. and Vessel Link Big Limited, while his business acumen may be said to have flowed from his late father.
Emiko is married to Ivie Uhunoma, the daughter of Captain Hosa Osunbor, prominent billionaire magnate, investor and philanthropist. The union is blessed with three children namely Oritsetsemaye, Oritsetemisan and Oritsetimeyin.