ALISIMIE, Agbor (Ika Weekly) – The Onyenwoihia of Agbor, Chief Julius E. Imudia (JP) has donated 180 yards of cloth to members of the famous Alisimile cultural dance group called Itu Choni Ali Rinma.
Making the donation recently at his residence in Orogodo-Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Chief Imudia said the gesture was part of his contribution towards the promotion of the cultural heritage of the people of Agbor Kingdom.
According to him, the cloths would be used to sew uniform for the 30-member cultural dance group as he stressed the need for a collective efforts towards preserving the cultural values of the people of Agbor.
While saying that he was impressed with the performance of the cultural dance group in their recent outing at Onicha Ugboh, Chief Imudia implored members of the group to remain focused and united.
Chief Imudia disclosed that he would institute an annual traditional trumpeting competition during the annual conference of the people of Alisimie community, adding that the idea is to further preserve the cultural heritage of the people.
This according to him, would go a long way in reviving the dividing culture of traditional trumpeting in the society.
He, therefore, enjoined parents and guardians to encourage their children and wards who show keen interest in cultural dance and traditional trumpeting, adding that their (children and ward) involvement in cultural dance and traditional trumpeting does not have any negative impact.
Responding, the chairman of Itu Choni Ali Rinma cultural dance, Mr. Michael Osafiele thanked Chief Imudia for his immeasurable contribution towards the growth and development of Alisimie community.
Mr. Osafiele who prayed God to bless and protect Chief Imudia as well as his household, enjoined prominent sons and daughters of Alisimie community to emulate Chief Imudiaâ€™s philanthropic gesture, adding that the donation made by the paramount Chief would significantly enhance their performance in future outings.