Unemployment, a critical issue in Nigeria

– Monday Oribe

Native (Dr) Monday Oribe of Central Community (Idumu-Ugbo) in Abavo Kingdom, in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State has opined that unemployment in Nigeria is one of the most critical problems the country is facing in spite of its resources.

The Native Dr. made example with the International Labour Organization which says in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria inclusive unemployment affects between 15 percent and 20 percent of the workforce.

He noted that young people comprises more than 40 percent of the total number of the employed in most cases.In the light of this, the Federal Government and the State government should create job opportunities for the teeming youths population who have graduated from schools.

Native Dr. Monday who made the assertion during the week at his country home is a member of the National Association of Nigeria Traditional Medicine Practitioners (NANTMP) Delta State Chapter. He appealed to government to open trado-medical centres in each local government areas in the state.

He said he specialized in the treatment of stroke, mental problems, bareness, weak erection, poison of any kind, appendicitis, diabetes, pile among others. He said he inherited the practice from forefathers.He appealed to the three tiers of government to come and assist trado-medical doctors so that they can perform better than orthodox doctors.

(Dr) Monday Oribe
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Umunede Monarch installs youth as Iyase (Prime Minister

History was made in Umunede on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 as the traditional ruler, His Royal Majesty Obi Dr. Ezeagwu Ezenwali Agadagidi I, installed a youth, Comrade Henry Ogorchukwu, popularly called Goddey-Nwa-gborma from the Obi Quarters of Umunede, as the (number 1 Iyase) (Prime Minister).

Obi Ezeagwu admonished Comrade Ogorchukwu to know that by his installation as the Iyase, that his level and reasoning has changed, advising that henceforth, that he should have high respect for the palace, the traditional institution and the elders that he would be respected for who he is and for him to live long.According to him, “The gods are wise. It is now on record that a youth in the person of Comr. Ogorchukwu has taken the mantle of the (number 1) Iyase of Umunede Kingdom despite the challenges of who would emerge the Iyase for over three years”.He congratulated Ogorchukwu and prayed that he lives to old age in good health.

Responding, the Akonuweh of Umunede and Chairman Umunede Council of Chiefs, Chief Amos Onyeagwu enjoined the new Iyase to remain focused and make good use of the admonition of the monarch to represent progressively, reminding him to drop his old ways of life as youth and not be carried away with the title of Iyase to do whatsoever he likes as that is contrary to the wishes of the people.

On his part, the Ihiama of Umunede Kingdom, Chief Adosa Chinedu Charles said the Egwechime people in Obi quarters of Umunede thank the monarch greatly for accepting to install a youth as their Iyase. He remarked that his joy knows no bound with history made from Obi quarters that a vibrant youth who is a graduate has been installed the Iyase.

In appreciation, Comrade Ogorchukwu thanked the Obi of Umunede, elders of Egwechime and Obi quarters as a whole for finding him worthy to be installed the Iyase, saying that he is happy and humbled.He appreciated God for his elevation as one of the decision makers in the community. He said the Iyase conferred on him is an obligation to contribute his quota to the development and growth of Umunede.He prayed God for direction in other not to fail his people, assuring that he will work closely with the monarch, the Council of Chiefs and elders whenever he is called upon.

Comrade Henry Ogorchukwu and his people exchanging dancing steps

Obi Ezeagwu conferring Comrade Henry Ogorchukwu the Iyase title
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Upgrade Of College Of Education

Upgrade Of College Of Education, Agbor To University Of Education, Agbor : Residents Speak

Following the announcement few weeks ago by the Delta State Government that the College of Education, Agbor has been upgraded to a University of Education, Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, visited the College of Education, Agbor, to get the personal views of some workers and residents of Boji Boji Metropolis on the positive development.

Here are the contributions of some of the respondents who bared their mind on the issue.Okokoyo Peter, A Chief Lecturer, with the College of Education, Agbor, said, “It is a gladden moment for all of us, gladden in the sense that the upgrade is already overdue because all the facilities are already in place, infrastructures are in place, the manpower are already in place, so I think it’s a welcome development and overdue for the upgrade.With the upgrade, my advise to members of the College Community is that all of us should adjust to the new system either to be operating in the NUC system now that it is a degree awarding system and there are lot of give and take in it. Professionally, I know that it will definitely occur, so we all will try to adjust to the new moment of the upgrade.

Odor Uchechukwu, A Staff of Staff Model Secondary School, Agbor, said “We are all elated for the development, it’s long overdue and we know that the College of Education is almost dying, NCE is almost phasing out, so we are all happy that the institution has been upgraded knowing that it will bring development to the town too.

However, my advise to the members of the College Community is that all has to be up and doing and upgrade ourselves too, to make the University standard because if we don’t do that, it will look as if we are still running the University as NCE or we will produce half baked graduates.

Ogunbor Godswill, Deputy Registrar Exams And Records, College of Education, Agbor, said “I want to express my sincere gratitude to God Almighty for making our dream come thru and to our amiable Governor His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Arthur Okowa, for his magnanimity to have granted us this University status, to him be the glory, we appreciate him, we have been expecting this to come and actually he has made our dream come through, we are grateful to him.My advise to members of the University Community haven attained this feat, is that the upgrading is a very lofty one, of which everybody must seat up, it is no longer College of Education, Agbor, but now a University status and we must also live to that standard of a University status in responsibilities above what we are operating on previously.

Darlington Okonma, A Staff of College of Education, Agbor, said, “The upgrade is good, it brings out development, it upgrades the society, it brings out good morals, it makes people and it also brings out good people from the society.

With the new status of a University, my advise to members of the College Community is that those that have not upgraded should use this opportunity to upgrade themselves especially the Non academic staffs and some of the Lecturers that have not gotten their doctorate degrees, so that they can meet up with international best practice.

Ugbebor Gilbert, A Lecturer, with the College of Education, Agbor, said “First and foremost we are grateful to God for using our state Governor to upgrade the College to a University level. Going by the structure, if you go through the College of Education, Agbor, you will see that we have structures on ground, there are some Universities who do not have the structures we have here, and I believe that the visitor who is the state Governor is aware of that. God is indeed helping Ika people, we are now seeing the light, we now know the importance of education, so I believe that God has touched the heart of the Governor to upgrade the institution. Again, if you look at the student population, it has reduced drastically, students are going to other places to seek for admission and they are not giving them. Moreover, if you look at the Lecturers here, in the whole of South South region, I think this school has the highest number of PhD holders, so upgrading the school, I believe is a good development for the Lecturers here and for those that have not gotten their PhD, it will make them to work harder to get their own PhD so that they can give out the best to their students. Also in terms of human resources, this school has what it takes to be a University, like I said earlier I do go to many schools, I have friends who are lecturers in other schools, we write together, we publish together, even some government and private universities don’t have the structures we have here, so I believe the Governor have done so well, I applaud him myself and I pray he will live long.

However, I strongly believe that the School, can do more than Education courses since we have the structure, going by the name, if you look at some Higher institutions, for instance in London, we have London School of Economics, there they study Law, so I believe that the University can do more than Education Courses and I pray that it will touch the heart of the state Governor to also recruit Lecturers in other field so that this institution can do more than educational courses, and apart from that when you look at the place where the school is located, it is the center of the state and Agbor people are very hospitable they welcome visitors.I believe that this school is going to develop the community, it’s going to develop our children, so what the Governor has done is a great thing for Ika Nation and I also believe that by the grace of God many students will come to this institution for their educational pursuit because of the suitable location.

Azikiwe Ehiedu Samuel, A Staff of the Consultancy Unit of the College of Education, Agbor, said “It’s a welcome development, we want to appreciate His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for even taking the bold step in making the school to be upgraded to a University status, because it has been long overdue and for that we really appreciate him.With the upgrade, I will like to encourage the students to see this as an opportunity to upgrade themselves especially the NCE students who more often than none do not continue their programme and end up in the NCE level, so I urge them to endeavour to advance further to the University level. For the Lecturers, some of them are still within the Masters degree level, so now that the school has been upgraded to a University level, let them equally upgrade themselves by going for their PhD programme, equally for the Non teaching staffs who came into the College with NCE, OND or First degree, they should as well upgrade their certificates to higher level, while those with Masters degree should go for their Doctorate degree, that’s the advise I have for all my colleagues that are here with me.

Edeme Benson, A Retired Government School Principal, said “The upgrade of the College of Education, Agbor to University of Education, is a welcome development that is highly appreciated, kudos to our proactive Governor Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, because of his pragmatic leadership acumen.

Having a University in Ika Land will further enhance the growth and development of the place with several students from all walks of life coming here for studies. Even the NCE graduates will use the opportunity to upgrade their certificates.

I will also advise the Lecturers in the College of Education, Agbor, who are still using the Masters degree certificates, to redouble their efforts and go for their Doctorate degree certificate before they will be shown the way out from the institution. For the Non academic staffs, I urge them to improve themselves and go for higher certificates in order to be fully accommodated in the upgraded citadel of learning”.
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Peterson, Okoh, Onyekpeze, Others Bag ACU Awards Of Excellence

As Dr. Peterson offers to train 40 Abavo youths and 50 teachers on Python programming language,ICT development

The President and Founder of D-Peterson Foundation, Dr. Donald Peterson bagged an excellence award on human capacity building from the Abavo Clan Union (ACU).

The ceremony was held yesterday at the Abavo Civic Center and it was attended by the crème da la crème of the society.Chief Jonathan Agbejiagwe, the President General of Abavo Clan Union while presenting the award to Dr. Donald Peterson, described him as an exceptional personality who is using his Foundation to do tremendous work in the building and development of human capacity.Responding, Dr. Donald Peterson described himself as a true son of Abavo Kingdom and that he is always proud and blessed to be associated with the people of the Kingdom.

On the award, he said “I wish to let you know that I value and cherish this award and since it is based on human capacity building, I want this community to nominate 40 youths that will be trained on Python programming language. More so, they should nominate 50 teachers that will be trained on Information Communication Technology programme. All these training will be at no cost to the community or to the would be candidates as my Foundation will take of the bills. On this note, I thank you Mr. President General and the whole Abavo Kingdom for your sustainable friendship over the years. God bless you all”

Other awardees took their turn in receiving their awards, among whom were Hon Victor Nwaokolo, member representing the Ika Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representative, Abuja. He was represented by Hon Emeka Asiwe, the Senior Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Delta State on Youths.High point of the event was the presentations of award to the awardees.

Chief Jonathan Agbejiagwe with Chief Onyekeze

Dr Donald Peterson displaying his award
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LG election: PDP Ward 8, 20 leaders hold strategic meeting

Ahead of the March 6 Local Government Council election, a coalition of party men and women of the People’s Democratic Party involving Ward 8, 20 (DISEC wards) and generally Ward 6 (Federal Ward) of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, has kick started plans toward ensuring maximum votes for the party.

This was, as the ward’s leaders held her strategic meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Agbor-Nta, Agbor.The meeting called at the instance of the Ward Chairman, Mr. Friday Kiweze, charged the leaders to channel their energy towards routing out eligible voters across the wards to vote for PDP in the election, adding that they will not spare a vote for the opposition party.Mr. Friday speech was corroborated by that of the most senior leader and State executive of the party, Hon. Collins Bello, who posited that APC has no ground in both wards.

Hon. Bello who took the leaders round memory lane as to making the party stand out in their votes, urged all political appointees from the wards to rededicate their commitment, particularly to show capacity while warning strongly against anti-party practice.He also charged the ward woman leader, Mrs. Patient Obuseh, to live up to her expectations while calling on her to always attend ward meetings.A one time governorship aspirant from the Ward, Dr. Chukwuma Nwaonicha, preached peace and unity amongst the leaders, stressing that only with such drive will they be able to achieve the needed result in the election.

Dr. Nwaonicha used the medium to commend Hon. Collins Bello for his passion towards ensuring a stronger, better and progressive PDP in the wards.On his party, the ward election coordinator, Hon. Michael Abanimoro, assured of hitch-free campaign cross the wards. He however disclosed that date for the ward campaign shall be announced after a committee meeting fixed for the next day.The meeting ended with great excitement as all present expressed their readiness for the election.

Those in attendance were; Hon. Collins Bello, Hon. Michael Abanimoro, Dr. Chukwuka Nwaonicha, Hon. Mrs. Pat Onyesome, Mr. Desmond Ekuh, Ichazu Sunny, Ibude Ebigwu, Giweze Friday, Ben Igumbor, Dr. Osiele, Peter Egun, Alele Fred, Igbeneme Justina, Obuseh Patience, Nwaonicha Martins, Ojomah Nwachukwu, Kenneth Osabor, Oki Ikenchuku, John Egede, Augustine Igbenigun, Lucky Happy Onyeacholem, Edgar Onyeka Odiase, Sunday Ebigwu, Victor, Francisca Jacob, Roseline Okwuazun, Joel Onyeacholem and Williams Chukwuyem.

Leaders and members of the wards in a group photograph

Hon Collins Bello speaking during the meeting
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Festus Ofume hosts Felix Morka in his palatial Agbor mansion

A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ika South Local Government Area, Barr Festus Ofume on Monday, February 8, played host to the pioneer leader of the party in the local government, Barr Felix Morka,in his palatial mansion in Alihame, Agbor. The APC Chieftain was accompanied in the visit by a committed member of the party and the Oweh of Agbor Kingdom, Hon(Barr) P.C.Obuseh, Chairman of the party in Ika South, Mr Frank Izekor, and former Councillorship candidate in Ward 4(Federal Ward), Pastor Kennedy Bienose.

Welcoming Morka to his residence, Ofume said that he was honoured with the visit. He described Morka as a focused, commited, reliable and serious politician who has earned a name in Ika South APC and beyond. He disclosed that he was attracted to Morka because of his political ideology and sagacity. While stating that he is in APC to contribute his quota to development, Ofume said that he will work together with the leadership of the party to achieve set goals.

He specifically thanked F Morka and members of his entourage for the visit, stating that he will remain grateful to them.Responding, Felix Morka thanked Festus Ofume for the warm reception. He congratulated the Canadian trained lawyer for the beautiful edifice he built in his home town of Alihame. He said APC is proud to have Ofume in the party as they will all work in synergy to take over governance in Ika South and Delta State in future elections. He stated that APC Ika South is fully committed to victory at the poll in the March 6 local government elections in the state.

Pastor Bienose Kennedy and other persons who spoke during the meeting hailed the sterling leadership quality of Morka, noting that they are proud to identify with him. They expressed gratitude to Ofume for his fine reception, assuring that together they are going to achieve victory for APC particularly in Ika South and the State.

In his vote of thanks, APC Councillorship candidate in Ward 6, Mr Otuari said, ” Barr Festus Ofume and all of us who joined him in this meeting are very happy to welcome Barr Felix Morka and his team. It’s our prayer and expectations that the outcome of the august visit will to come to reality for the benefits of our people and Nigeria in general.”.

High points of the meeting were breaking of kola-nuts, taking of group photographs and tour around Ofume’s building.

Barr. Festus Ofume (4th right) Barr. Felix Morka (m) and others in a group photograph

Barr. Festus Ofume welcoming Barr. Felix Morka to his residence at Alihame
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PDP is a dying party says APC Ika South

In a bid to ensure total victory for their candidates in the forthcoming Delta State Local Government Council election slated for March 6,2021, members of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ika South Constituency have said that PDP is loosing its relevance and soon will you become a thing of the past and as such everyone should identify with APC.The statement was handed down during the party’s enlarged meeting held on Sunday, February 7,2021 at the Party’s Secretariat in Agbor-Obi, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.

While addressing the mammoth crowd of party faithfuls, the Caretaker Chairman of the Party, Mr. Frank Izekor stated that they have come to sensitize their members on the need for the upcoming membership revalidation and registration of the party, which commences on Tuesday, February 9,2021 at the various units in the Local Government.In his words, “We want all our members to come out at their various units to get registered. For new members are to register, while old members are to revalidate their membership card.

We also used the medium to introduce our councilorship and chairmanship candidates to our members and the need to vote them against PDP who have bastardized the affairs of the Local Government area over the years. APC is the party to be in Ika South. This shows that APC is hundred percent on ground in Ika south. Anybody that is saying Ika South is a PDP Constituency does not know the strength that we have as a party. This is one side of the party and the other two sides are not here. The message we are preaching here is reconciliation, which is channelled by Concern toMembers of the Party to see that we are ones and indeed we are one.

The turn up today was massive. We understand where the country should be, that is why we brought out youths to run for the election. This is inline with the law that was signed by President Buhari, “Not Too Young To Lead”. So, APC is in the front to project young people to lead. These are people that will listen to the voices of the masses, because the old people don’t care about the welfare of the masses.

Our people should be passionate and stay with APC, because this is the turn of APC to shine, as PDP is a dying party in the Local government”Also speaking, the State Auditor of the Party, Mr. Godwin Okpor noted that they are out this day to create awareness about the membership registration of the party , positing that without it they can’t vote and be voted for.

This is what the National has for us. The registration will commence this week Tuesday at the various units in the Local Government Area. It is very important that everyone comes out to register, because that is your qualification as a member of APC. If there is any problem, supervisors will move round to rectify it, as the exercise will last for two weeks”, he stated.In the same vein, the Chieftaincy of the Party and Special Adviser to the Deputy Senate President on Political Matters, Barr. Felix Morka expressed gratitude to all who present at the meeting, affirming that their labour of love will not be in vain.

According to him, “The essence of this registration is for easy identification. You don’t join a political party to gain something but to effect good governance in the society. We are suffering in this country because of terrible record of bad governance. This is why we need to join a political party to effect good changes. The registration is more important than the election, that is why you must come out to register.The idea of bringing the party together has long overdue. I have worked tirelessly to do it. It is really a good thing that we come together as one. We cannot talk about peace and reconciliation without talking about the truth. Once you have a sustainable truth, there is no need for correction, because everyone is already known what to do and how to do it.

We are all going to work hard to ensure that our candidates emerge victoriously at the poll.

Mr. Frank Izekor

APC Councillorship Candidates at the meeting

Leaders of the party at the meeting

Cross section APC faithful at the meeting
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Igbodo Farmers Raise Alarm Over Fulani Herdsmen Invasion

The people of Igbodo Kingdom, especially farmers, have raised the alarm over the invasion of their farmland by suspected herdsmen of Fulani extraction, warning that if nothing was urgently done, they may resort to self help.

Speaking with journalists during the week, the Acting President-General Igbodo Development Union (IDU), Mr. Peter Igah lamented the menace of Fulani herdsmen in Igbodo which according to him was unbecoming and total unacceptable.

According to him, “We can’t imagine living with fear in our own community. The invasion of Igbodo farmlands by the herdsmen portends grave consequences for every member of our community for the fact that it’s an agrarian community.

The Fulani herdsmen are no longer distant story for all, but an ugly reality going by the recent invasion of our farmlands and consequently destroying of farmlands and crops worth millions of Naira.“The most painful aspect of it was the setting ablaze people’s farmland that’s nearly to harvesting. The lives of our people are threatened because those who saw the Fulani herdsmen said they were armed to the teeth with guns and other sophisticated weapons.

Mr. Igah stated that despite several complains to security agencies, concerned bodies amidst several meetings that none have yielded result, appealing to the state governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to stop the potential peace threat and restore security in the land by asking the herdsmen to steer clear of their farmlands.

He reminded Governor Okowa to know that if the excesses of herdsmen not curtailed could cause impending famine and hunger in the state.

Mr. Peter Iga

HRM Osedume I, the Obi of Igbodo
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Welcome To The Fifteeneth Century

I walked briskly, almost running, I knocked at the door of my uncle’s gate which was not too far away from mine.Amanda had called, asking me to come.

I knocked repeatedly, but the door was never opened.The rain was drizzling, and as time flew by, it became more savage.I was done waiting. Since the fence was not too high, I might be able to jump over, and make my presence known.I guess they didn’t hear.

Quickly taking all the agility in me, I jumped over the fence, thanking God I landed on my feet.On my feet touching the ground, the door of my uncle’s house was wide open waiting for me.Then I saw the unexpected!

It was Amanda…… laying lifelessly on the floor.I didn’t need to take a second look as my eyes could not be deceiving me.With my shocked expression, a scream escaped my lips…And they all turned to look at the intruder.

My uncle’s wife- Aunt Deborah looked like a child who had just been caught stealing from her mother’s pot, while uncle Joe looked like he was going to explode any time soon.

I took another good look at the lifeless Amanda.And my eyes caught the sight of their bloody hands.Murderers!!!!!!!

I quickly took to my heels and fled from the compound, not looking back.Blood ceased flowing from my body.

My brain stopped functioning.And I lost focus.THEN,BOOM!!!!I fell on the floor.I saw stars.

After a period of what seemed like ages, a bright light shone into my eyeballs.

WELCOME TO THE FIFTINETH CENTURY.

Hello everyone, what do you all think?I writing a novel, so give me your opinion on this prologue.

© Nma Ewere.
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Okowa, Nwokolo, Okoh, others, bag Abavo Clan Union awards

The umbrella group of the Awu(Abavo) people, Abavo Clan Union (ACU) has presented awards to the executive governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa(Good Governance award), member representing Ika Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon(Barr) Victor Nwokolo(Service to humanity award), a popular author and custodian, Chief Dr Ferdinand E.Onyekpeze(Culture and tradition award) and other well meaning sons, daughters and friends of Abavo Kingdom. Other awardees are:His Royal Majesty Uche Irenuma 11, the Obi of Abavo Kingdom (Peace Initiative Award), Chief Agbejie Osemeha(Culture and tradition award), Council of Olotus, Council of Chairmen,Barr J.B.Ibude, Francis T. Ebimaro, and Okpe Community (Community Administration awards),Pastor Ifeanyi Agbeyeke, Mr Ngozi Isibor, Deacon Obiazi Johnbull, Mr Fortune Ebie, Sam Mayanwo, Mr Ema, Inner Circle, Committees of Concerned of Citizens,Chief Philip Agbeyeke, Abavo Clan Union, Asaba Branch (Community Development awards), Mr Alex Dumdum Ikhanagbon(Agriculture,oil milling award), His Excellency Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, CSP Ogwaa Samuel, Chief Charly Gboma, Miracle Okoh(Security awards), Mrs Veronica Okowa, Dr Amayo(Health Care Delivery awards), Barr V.N.Adaikpo, and Barr I.G.Kalikwu(Legal profession). Others are: Prof Ogwu, Dr Igabari John, Mrs Egwuelu(Education), Rita Izuoje, Pastor Timothy Ujam(Sports), Abeku, Mrs Romina Onyeario(Music), Pa Joe Onyibe, Frank Whyte Osabohien, Friday Olokor(Journalism), Bishop John Bienose,Rev. Fr. Ibude Victor,Rev Fr Jude Okocha, Rev Felix Uwaya, Rev.Sis. F.A.Osih(Christian Religion), Vannesa Alex(Beauty Pageant award), Dr Donald Peterson (Human capacity building award), Rt Hon Martin Okonta, Hon(Barr) Victor Okoh, Hon Chukwuyem Okoh, Hon Cosmos Igbinije,Hon Cordillia Anyangwu, Hon Festus Izoje, Hon Frank Aghedo and Hon Francis Ogini(Politics).The ACU maiden award ceremony took place on Saturday, February 6,2021 at the Abavo Civic Centre, Abavo, in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State. It was attended by prominent Abavo indigenes, including the immediate past chairman, Ukwuani Local Government, Hon(Barr) Osakwe, the President-General, Agbor Community, Mr Larry Egun Onyeche and Dr Donald Peterson.

The President-General, Abavo Clan Union, Mr Jonathan Agbejeagwe Ohioya, in his address said that the reason for the awards was to recognize and appreciate all Abavo sons and daughters, including friends of Abavo Kingdom who have in various ways contributed immensely to her(Abavo) growth and development. He disclosed that there was no sentiment in the selections of the awardees as it was mainly based on merit.

He noted that Abavo is moving on to the next level because of the relentless efforts of the awardees and other well meaning people of the kingdom. While congratulating the awardees, he urged them to keep on with the good works they are doing for his people, assuring that they are going to remain grateful to them. He used the medium to call on all Abavo indigenes both home and abroad to join efforts with Obi Uche Irenuma 11 and ACU to develop their place of origin.

One of the awardees and the immediate past chairman, Ika South Local Government Council, Hon. Barr. Victor Okoh in an interview stated that he was very happy to be honoured with a meritorious award by his people, adding that the award was given to him due to his selfless service in the Community and the entire Ika South Local Government Area.

While appreciating ACU for the honour, he said that the award will serve as an encouragement to him to do more for his community and humanity.On his part, the founder, D’PETERSON Foundation, Dr. Donald Peterson expressed gratitude to ACU for honouring him with an excellent award in Human Capacity development. He requested for the provision of forty Abavo youths and fifty teachers that will be trained freely in Computer. He asserted that any youth or teacher who is good in computer will contribute better to nation building.

Also, Barr. Ikeckukwu Kalikwu who was awarded the best legal practitioner of the year thanked ACU for finding him worthy for the award, stating that he was indeed overwhelmed with joy. He disclosed that the award was not only for him but also, to everyone who stands for justice, adding that the award will spur him to do more for his community and humanity through his legal profession.

Other awardees who spoke to newsmen thanked ACU for the awards. They promised to continue in their support for the advancement of Abavo Kingdom.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

Hon Victor Nwokolo

Mr. Agbejeagwe presenting an award to Rita Izuoje

Mr. Agbejeagwe presenting an award to Chief Dr. Onyekpeze F.

Mr. Agbejeagwe presenting an award to Mrs. Egwuelu
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