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Celebration of 60th Birthday of the Amadabo of Finima

Aseme Alabo Dagogo Lambert Brown, the Amadabo of Finima, claims that his entire life, including all of his accomplishments, is a testament to the workings of God’s compassion and mercy.
At his 60th birthday celebration in Finima, Bonny Local Government Area, Rivers State, on Saturday, May 6, 2023, he made this statement, thanking God Almighty for bringing him thus far in life.

Aseme Alabo Dagogo Lambert Brown and his wife, Aseme Alabota Atonye Brown
Aseme Alabo Brown, the Chief and Head of the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House (BOBH) of Finima, described the distinctive characteristics of the Finima Community and stated that “no be me do am, na God” could have created them. My testimony is, “What do I say to God?,” or “Ate duo Tamuno Piribem?”
“As a result, I urge us to praise God slowly. I’m not alone as long as Jesus is here with me. That is my testimony, and it is based entirely on grace. According to the Bible, God, not man, is the one who extends mercy.

He stated that “there were always those who were better than me or ahead of me,” adding that “from my educational qualifications to ascending the stool as Chief and Head of the Brown House, it was God’s grace that has always propelled me.”

“Mercy and grace go together; grace and faith go together; everything about me is God. Everything I have gone through and experienced in life has been by grace because, when I consider all the locations I have been, from school to being the Amadabo, I see that it is God.

The Chief and Paramount Head of the Edwin Tom-West Chieftaincy House of Buguma, Kalabari Se-Alabo Somina, attended the occasion, which included a vibrant audience. At a meeting held at the Finima Townhall, participants included Edwin Tom-West India, Edwin III, Iwayi-Izi I of the Rumuadaolu Clan, Chief Stephen Atuzie, Pali Alabo Felix Yellow Brown, Pali Alabo Victor Tom Brown, Alabo Senibo Frank Briggs, members of the BOBH Council of Wari-Alapu, as well as elders, women, youths, and locals.
The vicar of St. Patrick’s Anglican Church in Finima, Ven. Promise Jaja, delivered the homily. He urged everyone to follow in the footsteps of Aseme Alabo Brown and “make Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour” by attending the event.

“I have observed many admirable traits in him, but his love for God is the one that moves me the most. He is quite humble and loves God. His entire existence is centred on God’s grace.

The senior pastor of the Hilltop International Christian Centre, Reverend Chris Oarhe, who was with his wife, Dr. Stephanie Oarhe, proclaimed the anointing of Joshua and Nehemiah on the traditional ruler, and he prayed for divinely bestowed success in leadership, prosperity, and successful strategies.

Senior Pastor, Hilltop International Christian Center, Reverend Chris Oarhe, and his wife, Dr. Stephanie Oarhe

The Head Chief of the Cockeye Brown War Canoe House, Kalaomuso Polo, Alabo Edwin Cockeye Brown, and the Secretary of the BOBH Council of Wari-Alapu, Wari-Alabo Airigha Brown, paid tribute to the celebrant in their well-wishes by listing all of his admirable traits and noble virtues and pledging continued divine protection and direction over him.

Other dignitaries at the event include the Asawo Sibidabo of Buoye Omuso Brown Major House (BOBH, Igbiwari Brown, his predecessor, Tammy Brown, Chairman, Finima Youth Congress (FYC), Shedrack Brown, his predecessor, Charles Brown, Coordinator, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Bonny LGA, Iwarilama Brown, Ex-Chairmen of Bonny Integrated Recruitment Centre (BIRC), Vivian Brown and Aladiokuma Hart, Chairman, Finima Capacity Development Committee (FCDC), Owuna Fenibo, Chairman, Finima Development Committee (FDC), and Chairman, Ayambo Community, Godswill Jumbo, amongst others.


Finima New Palace

Finima Palace Commissioning

The joyous atmosphere in Finima Community, Bonny Local Government Area, Rivers State, has already reached a climax as the community prepares for the opening of the Palace of the Amadabo of Finima today.

The different strata of Finima society were clearly lined up to represent themselves at the event scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at Sonia Suu in Zone 4, Finima.

Palace of the Amadabo of Finima

An urban development enthusiast who preferred anonymity called the palace as a “quintessential monument and an architectural masterpiece” that symbolizes the centuries-old business of the Ibani nay Ijaw people of Nigeria’s Niger Delta area.

Idatonye Lambert Brown, the former Public Relations Officer of the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House (BOBH) Asawo, confirmed to Finima Media Bureau that “the palace has 250 seater capacity palace hall, executive chamber, four bedroom quarters for the Amadabo, secretariat, security control room, and watchtower.”

Idatonye Lambert Brown

“I’m welcoming everyone to Finima Community today to participate in our excitement as we open our Amadabo’s castle for this and future generations to see the magnificent grandeur of our cherished community, the historic Finima Community.”

According to Finima Media Bureau, tranquillity pervades the town as inhabitants go about their daily routines unaffected by anybody, a scenario strengthened by the presence of security officers drawn from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Finima Division as well as other sister security agencies.


The Buoye-Omuso Brown Duawari, Finima Most ancient in Bonny Kingdom

To buttress our place as Buoye Omuso Brown Duawari/Major House of Finima Town. Kindly take out couple of minutes to look at and hearken to this brief however very educative video clip to display who we’re as a folks. The Buoye-Omuso Brown Duawari Most Ancient House of Finima based by Kongo son of Okuma from Ebeni Toru in Central Ijaw space of right this moment’s Bayelsa in Nigeria



AMADABO OF FINIMA Kongo XVII, Omoni-ye-Sughu I
on Wednesday 12 January 2022

I am indeed very grateful and still remain indebted to God Almighty for the undeniable demonstration of His mercy and love towards us in Buoye Omuso Brown Major House and Finima in general; considering the turbulent journey of life we have experienced, since the exodus from our revered ancient Community in 1991. It is highly desirable to always appreciate God’s timely interventions in the affairs of the House, in rescuing and preserving her from total collapse and disintegration.

I still acknowledge the grace of God that has preserved and secured us as a family to this point in life where we can still breathe to sustain, as well as enable us to organize and provide for ourselves an all-embracing Constitution to properly direct and prudently manage the affairs of the House. It is by the provisions of this Constitution that the exercise of producing the Aseme Alabo for the House was duly conducted and emerged with Amadabo-elect, fully backed by preponderant majority support, including well-meaning and prominent members of the House.

Let me pause here and look at the much matured faces of all the accredited members of Council of Warialapu and applaud their courage and resilience in executing this assiduous exercise of producing the Aseme Alabo for the House through an obvious stormy weather of obnoxious and futile litigation missiles. Yet you are able to surmount and silence all the opposing voices of error; for the will of God to prevail.

Today is a memorable milestone in our history as one of the aboriginal and founding Houses of Bonny Kingdom in the Ibani nation; being honoured to address this great ancestral founding House and the entire Community in the capacity as Chief and Head of the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House and Amadabo Of Finima; I am indeed most humbled as a chief servant to administer the will of Almighty God for my people.

My emergence as Chief and Head of the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House and Amadabo of Finima is not and can never be a personal achievement; BUT a huge victory for the House over age long satanic manipulations and oppressions. It is a way forward Victory for the Buoye Omuso Brown House. It is a Victory with Axes and Swords to cut off and terminate all forms and fashions of resistances and repressiveness for the total recovery and restoration of every broken wall in the House.

I strongly believe that my divine emergence as a Chief servant; is the outcome of my over 40 years of consistent service and close interaction with all our past and recently demised leadership of the House and from which affinity I imbibed certain basic norms and values of the House; that had groomed me to become emotionally attached and sensitive to the yearnings and sentiments of the average Buoye Omuso Brown House element. As a chief servant to this great House, the application of servant-leadership principles shall be my best fit to actualize the beneficial deliverables for our people.

I will continue to serve my people with selfless zeal, unalloyed loyalty and genuine passion for the stability and peaceful coexistence of the House, as well as ensure the prudent management of her resources.
Over 30 years of my meaningful engagements with the oil and gas business in Nigeria, has afforded me huge work life experiences, as well as exposed me with the necessary global tour and relevance. Apt with our Community and the Buoye Omuso Brown House in particular, being the landlord to all the oil and gas outfits in Bonny Island; I have the experience relevant with their modus operandi, which is key to us as a family and Finima people.
My constant key outlook for the Buoye Omuso Brown House is to evolve sustainable stability of the House, through the deployment of administrative systems that will run all the existing structures and leadership strata in the House, such that no single Head, including my humble self can have the freedom to run any personal agenda to the detriment of the House and the Community.

I cannot claim to be able to do all these alone without ensuring relative harmonious working relationship amongst us as brethren that dwell from one family pot. I also do not know it all, nor claim to have solution to all the issues in the House; but the evident grace of God upon my life, has built in me the capacity of harnessing the enormous human and material resources in the House for her benefit.

Let me also humbly appeal for the genuine support and collaboration of all members of the House both at home and abroad as brethren of one family; in joining forces together to consolidate our unified stand on whom we are, where we are and what we have in our God given space on this Earth in the continent of Africa, in Rivers State of Nigeria and in Bonny Island.

I deliberately would like to express few basic facts for the benefit of our fast growing youths, to avoid being misled.

  • Finima was founded by the ancestors of the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House, being the first arrivals on the island far before Bonny came to stay. (See G I Jones pg. 105)
  • Finima is owned by the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House and has remained so from genesis. (See Suit No. PHC/174/72)
  • Finima is not a three Chieftaincy Community.
  • The Buoye Omuso Brown Major House has three Minor Chieftaincy Houses namely; Adum (Tamunobere), Attoni (Doughubo) and Tobin (Konibo) Chieftaincy Houses.
  • There are currently thirteen sub-family units in the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House, whose headships constitute the Council of Warialapu of the House.
  • These sub-family units include; Akpa, Cross, Dupuyo, Eli, Goro, Goni, Hart-Brown, Iyariari, Owari, Owupele, Papanye, Sughu and Tamunobere.

This information must be fundamental as key basic facts for all sons and daughters of the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House of Finima.

Let me use the opportunity of this maiden address in my capacity as the Chief and Head of the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House to formally reaffirm the use of the tittle of Warialabo and or Warialapu for all subsisting members of my Council in line with the provisions of our Constitution. Accordingly, I hereby direct all Warialapu to constitute their Burusu Wariseniapu as soon as possible for subsequent presentation to the Amadabo-in-Council. This is aimed at closing out the squabbling in this direction.

Indeed, the stable governance of the House calls for an all-inclusive collaboration from all well-meaning members of the House both at home and abroad. I will provide the enabling environment of cross-pollinating resourceful initiatives /ideas, as well as sieving them and translating such outcomes into beneficial realities for the House and the entire Community.

May I sincerely appeal to our brothers that are currently in court against the House to please sheath their swords and return home for harmonious resolution. Our continuous contentions in courts have not in real terms resolved issues for us, rather than continuously drain the resources of the House. I personally see every financial drain to court litigation as a limiting radical to the number of our secondary, university and post graduate students that the House is presently supporting. It is preferable to exhaust all options of dialogue and arbitration within the reach of the family before entering the lane of court litigation. No two or three persons can be Chief and Head the House at the same time. It is only God Almighty that divinely chooses one through people, just as He assigned us to our parents; because no child is given the opportunity to choose parent. Leaders are ordained by God at every point in life. We necessarily do not have to like them. They are placed to fulfil God’s purpose. I hereby beseech us as brethren of this great House to eschew all manner of bitterness and rancour detrimental to our betterment and peaceful coexistence as one indivisible entity

In same vain above, I also extend genuine hand of fellowship to our Doughubo and Konibo brotherhood, as Minor Chieftaincy Houses that sprang from the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House; to avail themselves for progressive dialogue and collaboration that will benefit us all as Finima people. The essence of equity amongst brethren is better comprehended with a sincere pursuit of purpose. Otherwise when equity is misconstrued for equality amongst brethren, then rebellion is inevitable. It therefore means that continuous engagements amongst brethren are key to a better understanding of their individual differences. May I state here that my Warialapu and I are available and open to such healthy engagements that will progress us a Community.

My dear brethren of Buoye Omuso Brown House, the vision of ‘‘Simini famam Finima’’ (meaning poverty has ended in Finima) in the midst of the giant hydrocarbon industries on our land can only be actualize by our collective resolve and determination to strengthen the development institutions being set up to represent Finima’s interest on developmental issues, such as Finima Development Committee and Finima Capacity Development Committee. As owners of Finima lands and landlord to all the multi-national outfits on the Island, it is therefore incumbent on us that we take ownership of Finima development matters, including the much heralded local content issue of ‘‘Finima NLNG Host Community’’ matter. All hands are therefore expected to be committed on deck for the realization of this vision.

Finally, I wish you all the best as I look forward to your positive response and cooperation now and always.

God bless us all
Long live BOBH
Long live Finima
Long live Bonny Kingdom

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