In truth, the choicest of words are not enough to describe his legendary frame


The life and times of High Chief Dr O. B. Lulu Briggs OON, DCF, DSSRS; the Iniikeiroari the fifth of Kalabari Kingdom and Paramount Head of Oruwari Briggs House of Abonnema evokes the very essence of divine mandate, the core and call of true humanity, the priceless worth of celestial benevolence and the sheer beauty of purified compassion etched in unfailing love to all and sundry, crested with abiding devotion to God Almighty and furnished with the unfettered flow of abundance; not just of earthly wealth and splendour but of enduring values and life itself. He came, he saw and conquered. He had it all.

Opuda, as he is fondly called, meant so many things to so many people. To some, he was the quintessential Kalabari chief, entrepreneur and national statesman. To others, he was a repository of prodigious resources and a philanthropist per excellence. And yet to others, he was a citizen of the society. But in all, he epitomized hard work, love and enduring service to humanity.

As Opuda sojourns to glory, we are left with precious memories from his epic lifestyle building better people and our dear Rivers State.