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King W.S. Joshua IgbugburuX (JP) C.O.N, Ibenanawei of Bomo Kingdom, pioneer  chairman, Bayelsa State Council of Traditional Rulers


His Royal Majesty, King Warri Safigha Joshua Igbugburu X was born on August 21, 1938 to the family of Joshua Idenghe and Gbalipre Amienyo. He is the grandson of late King Amienyo Igberigbagha.

King Joshua Igbugburu X (JP) C.O.N. had his early education at the St. James Standard    School, Ekowe, and later proceeded to P.T.C Oleh where he successfully completed a teacher training course and obtained his G.C.E.

Born to lead, King Joshua, from childhood, exhibited leadership potentials and went to the leadership training course at Awgu (then Eastern Region) where he sharpened his leadership skills.


Equipped for leadership, His Royal Majesty King W. S. Joshua Igbugburu X, (JP) C.O.N was on July 10, 1958, installed the Amananawei of Ekowe, when he was a pupil teacher at the age of 18. He inherited the title from his maternal parents’ lineage.


In 1969, following the death of the clan head, late M. S. Torufa, King Joshua Igbugburu X (JP) C.O.N was installed Ibenanawei of Bomo Kingdom. His installation was in recognition of his dynamic leadership and high sense of responsibility.


As a Clan Head, King W.S Joshua Igbugburu X (JP) C.O.N demonstrated an abiding faith in unity and progress of the Bomo Kingdom, Ijaw, Rivers and Bayelsa State in general.

He is a champion of unity and cordial relationship among the 21 towns and 30 villages constituting the central, eastern and western Bomo. 


King Igbugburu X (JP) C.O.N., who earned his titles through sheer diligence and commitment to service, used to hold frequent meetings with chiefs to promote good neighbourliness, encourages community development and spearheads viable development projects.


He was the chairman of the old Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, Chairman Rivers/Bayelsa states Council of Traditional Rulers and Chairman, Peace Committee of Traditional Rulers, Old Rivers State.

He was also a member of the National Council of Traditional Rulers, ex-member, Bayelsa State Security Council, Grand Patron of Bayelsa State Youth Federation of Nigeria and Patron of Africa Youth and Ex-kings Assembly Member, Africa.


His love for peace and mutual understanding goes beyond Bomo Kingdom to his intervention in youth crisis, chieftaincy and boundary disputes.