The parents of the primary school pupils who were recently awarded scholarship at Oza-Nogogo thanked and commended their benefactors, Mr. Smart Ikhu-Omorogbe and Emmanuel Okunhor for their philanthropic gesture not only to their children but to the community as a whole.
Speaking on behalf of Mr. Monday Boi the father of Master Precious Boi, and his partner in progress in Ika Weekly?s Office July 29, 2009 Pastor James Ogbemudia the father of Miss Deborah Ogbemudia and a Pastor with the Deeper Life Bible Church, Oza-Nogogo said that the duo of Ikhu-Omorogbe who is based in Finland and France based Emmanuel Okunhon need be thanked and commended for opening a new vista of development in Oza-Nogogo Community, adding that such action on children’s education has very far reaching positive consequences.
Pastor Ogbemudia who resides at 13, Omeke Street, Owuwu particularly emphasized on the need to be ones brothers keeper as is expressed by the duo in the scholarship award, saying that the burden of the children’s (Miss Deborah Ogbemudia and Master Boi Precious) education have been lifted off their shoulders for the period the scholarship lasted. He was particularly grateful to the scholarship foundation for the development as according to him many indigent but bright pupils who would not have been able to go beyond the primary education now have the hope of doing so through the magnimanity of the Oza-Nogogo sons, even as he called on the duo not to rest on their oars in order to continue with the good work.
Pastor Ogbemudia who is also the secretary to the Oza-Nogogo Youths urged pupils to study harder in order to benefit from the new dawn in the community.
He also advised secondary school students in particular to shun any activity that will derail them academically as he noted that parents should be hesitant in providing their children with handsets until they get to the tertiary level of education as according to him, it opens up a wide route for communication and adventure to the impressionable minds of pupils and secondary school students.
Pastor Ogbemudia while praying God to enlarge the coast of Messrs Ikhu-Omorogbe and Okunhon, called on other sons and daughters of Oza-Nogogo who are capable to emulate the two sons of Oza-Nogogo and contribute their quota to the development of the community.