Ogbemudia Zipora of Owuwu Primary School and Boi Precious of Ebudo Primary emerged as the winners of a scholarship foundation being organized by Ikhu-Omoregbe, Smart (Finland) and Emmanuel Okunhon (France). Miss Zipora scored highest marks to top the girls while Precious scored highest to top the boys from a selection examination conducted on the 6th of June, 2009 in Oza-Nogogo Secondary Commercial School. Both candidates were immediately given the award in cash their school fee and books. According to the organizers, they hope to make it an annual event. The Ojisi through his spokes person expressed his profound gratitude to the organizers. According to him. ‘this indicates that true sons of Oza-Nogogo have emerged and I encourage other Oza-Nogogo indigenes in diaspora to follow their full steps’. The parents of the winners were also very grateful. The rest pupils that could not win the prizes were equally happy with consolation prizes. Their regret was that, they might not have the opportunity any more to partake in the selection exam. Mr Ikhu-Omoregbe hoped that the money will be utilized well, and will really be glad to see that both candidates excel well in their further studies. He told our representatives that the examination materials were provided by some companies in Finland. According to him, the pens numbering over 40 were provided by Dipoli, Teknillinen korkeakoulu – yliopisto /Dipoli , Helsinki University of Technology, Finland and 35 clutch pencils by Helsinki Sanomat, Finland.The 30 candidates that participated in the selection examination came from the 5 Primary Schools in Oza-Nogogo. Each school presented 6 candidates, 3 girls and 3 boys. Mr Ikhu-Omoregbe regretted the faults that occurred during the conduct of the examination. According to him, ‘on behalf of Emma and my self, I sincerely regret the short comings. As with every other event, such minor faults are bound to occur especially at first outing. We have learnt much from this and next time, we hope to do better.’ This gesture is one the good things that Mr Ikhu-Omoregbe has been contributing to the Oza-Nogogo people. Earlier this year, he donated a mowing machine to Oza-Nogogo Seconday Commercial School. He is urging the Government of Delta State to tar the Oza-Nogogo road as soon as possible. He said that abrupt termination of the road project did not make any sense, and that it rather injects furry into the blood stream of Oza-Nogogo indigenes who have long suffered marginalization in all ramifications. When asked if he is interested in politics, he simply smiled as usual, and then said, ‘You know, am from a political dynasty. I have been a politician all my life, and I will continue to be, but not this current type of politics. I will rather continue in my own way to help my people, and the world in general in any measure I can. Not through any partisan politicking. I want to continue with the good works of my late dad, Chief Edward Ikhu-Omoregbe, the Nosahoro of Agbor Kingdom’.
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