Okowa gave the advice in Asaba when he received members of the council, led by the Iyatsere of Warri, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe.
The governor condoled with the Itsekiri nation on the passing of their traditional ruler, who he described as an epitome of peace.
He said that late Olu built bridges across the ethnic divides in the country.
According to him, the late Olu contributed immensely to the peace and development of not only Warri Kingdom, but the state and the country as a whole.
Okowa said: “I want to condole with the whole of Itsekiri nation on the passing of Ogiame Ikenwoli, the king who believed in peace.
“He set out to visit other traditional rulers to establish partnership and friendship and these partnerships he built helped to improve on the peace in the state and bring various kingdoms together.’’
The governor congratulated the Olu-designate, Prince Tsola Emiko, on his emergence and called on the Itsekiri people to give him their full support.
“I thank God that you have been able to arrive at a decision in the interest of the people on the choice of a new king.
Earlier, Chief Brown Mene, who spoke on behalf the delegation, said they came to inform the governor of the demise of the Warri traditional ruler and enthronement of a new one.
“At the conclusion of the funeral rites of the departed King, we can then enthrone the new king,’’ Mene said.
The delegation also condoled with the governor on the demise of his father, Pa Arthur Okorie, who died in January. (NAN)