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Onitsha Indigent Students Receive Scholarship From US Based Organization
July 2nd, 2017 – Onitsha Indigent Students Receive Scholarship From US Based Organization
By Ononye VC
Two brilliant but indigent indigenous students from Onitsha last Friday received scholarship to complete their secondary education from the U.S. based members of the Ado-Erika Chicago and the Midwest.
They are master Akosa Okechukwu of Dennis Memorial Grammar School(DMGS), Onitsha and Miss Obiamaka Okwudinka of the Queen of the Rosary College Onitsha.(QRC)
In a brief presentation made before the Obi of Onitsha Igwe Alfred Achebe and members of his cabinet, the leader of the delegation Mrs Francesca Nwora-Takpor who is the president of the association,said it was the little contribution they were making yearly to encourage the youths.
The Education Secretary in charge of Onitsha North Education Authority and Director of Catholic Women Organisation ,CWO,Onitsha,Lady Ngozi Nwanosike was present.
The facilitator of the programme,Professor Balogun Chike Obi was represented.
In his remarks the Igwe Alfred Achebe commended the delegation but expressed disappointment on the fractionalization of Onitsha indigenous unions in the U.S.
He charged them to unite and forge a common front in their own interest and interest of Onitsha children yet unborn.
One of the photos shows the Obi of Onitsha ,HRH Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe on his throne attending to the U.S.based visitors. Others show the Igwes cabinet in group picture with the recipients and the delegation.
July 2, 2017 at 11:46 PM
This is what our Igbo brothers and sisters residing abroad should be doing at home to improve the lives of their youths. They should bring their wealth, expertise, and great ideas from overseas to build roads, hospitals, and businesses for Nigerian youths living in Southeast. If there are jobs, sound education and good health for those suffering Nigerians in that region, criminals and crooks like Nnamdi Kanu will not be able to brainwash and use them for his sefish gains. I want to thank that Chicago Igbo organization for this great gesture. Northern leaders should create jobs and education for jobless youths in those areas that have been shattered by Boko Haram influence because an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Nigerian youth need jobs, economic opportunities, and sound education for stable and better future so that Boko Haram and other growing terrorist like Kanu Nnamdi will not be able to use them as a destructive instruments. Agitation, high crimes, evil brainwash, and civil disobedience are major features of any region or nation that neglect its youth because of corruption and looting.
July 3, 2017 at 1:40 AM
Good gesture. @Omokehinde, labeling Nnamdi Kanu as a terrorist downgrades your ***** capacity and may i ask you the need of having government if you want such an organization to be building roads or providing social amenities for her people?
I guarantee you that you will not loose any of your Igbo friends if that’s your fear about the agitation,if they are indeed your good friends.
Let’s assume Biafra will not succeed now (which i doubt cos there is divine intervention),so you will not give credit to Nnamdi Kalu for shaking up the Federal government and standing up against their misrule for decades? All Nigerians (masses)are feeling the hardship caused by our so called leaders,from past to present. THE ethnicity was there before now,and if a man is courageous enough to come out and demand for different direction of his own people in a very civil manner AND the same corrupt leaders are twisting the movement as war and someone like Omokehinde is buying that,then,i don’t know who’s being brainwashed here.
May God’s WILL be done.