DR. MRS. ISIOMA OKOBAH AT IT AGAIN!

DR.
MRS. ISIOMA OKOBAH AT IT AGAIN!
 
DR.
MRS. ISIOMA OKOBAH AT IT AGAIN! ! will be
writing for Ika Weekly on vital health issues such as blood pressure
starting from this month of October, 2011, Dr. Mrs. Okobah who was
Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN candidate for the House of
Representatives, Ika Federal Constituency election in the April 2011
National Assembly elections is known by many Ika people for her free
medical services. The articles promises to be educative as she is
going to bring her vast experience in medical practice to bare. It is
a must read! Book Your Copy Now.

The
ACN aspirant for the House of Rep in the last April election who
during her campaign period traversed the length and breath of Ika
nation doing what she knows best touching lives with her medical
treatment has vowed never to relent in her endevour to touch the
lives of her people to this end, she is gearing to come this time
around all the way from her base in the United States of America some
time in December to do her medical treatment like she did before.
Speaking to Ika Weekly through the phone, she said she will never
forget the encouragement and support she received from her people
during the campaign period. She said although she did not win but
will continue to appreciate the wonderful people of Ika nation. She
therefore, promised that before coming for the usual treatment, she
will take a little time from her busy schedule to write every weekly
or forthrightly in Ika Weekly on health related matters.

 

RE:
IKA YOUTHS INDICTS IKA POLITICAL LEADERS

My
attention has been drawn to a publication in Anioma Watch published
on 27th
September spanning to 3rd
October, 2011. In this dispensation where serious socio-political
issues are competing for attention, one would ordinarily not react to
issues without depth, premised on political patronage in order not to
give them unwarranted relevance, but for the purpose of putting the
records straight, and reorienting individuals and institutions in
dire need of redirection, the real progressives decided to do this
rejoinder.

The
allegation that Ika politicians have not performed, and are still not
performing as presented in a press statement by Ika Progressive Youth
group through its Public Relation Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Osiesi, is
ill-conceived, and unacceptable. Ika has produced political leaders
who have distinguished themselves in local, state and federal
governments both in appointive and elective positions. It is on
record that one of the finest and seasoned administrators in this
democratic dispensation in Delta Sate government is of Ika
extraction. A pan Anioma magazine (Trends magazine) recently awarded
an Ika son, the politician of the year 2011. It is not in doubt that
some Ika citizens did not do very well as they failed to deliver the
dividends of democracy in line with the mandate they had. They ended
up bringing Ika nation to disrepute as it was on national television
and other media houses. These are persons who refused to accept the
holistic approach of surrendering to honesty, transparency,
experience and credible leadership.

Ika
political leadership has done well and is still doing well, in line
with their political terms of reference. This present administration
is a little more than 100 days old. Government needs time to
formulate politics, budget and appropriate to deliver the dividends
of democracy. I think this group needs political education,
especially on the various arms of government, and their functions.

The
Executive arm of government implements politics, therefore,
construction of Old Lagos-Asaba Road is an Executive function and at
best, Ika politicians can only persuade, lobby or influence its
construction. The only time an Ika man had the exclusive prerogative
on Executive issues was when we had an Acting Governor. The Acting
Governor did his best, considering the short time of his tenure. In
all however, posterity will judge.

The
positive contributions of Ika leaders cannot be over emphasized.
Today, an Ika son is representing Delta North in the senate. It is on
record that since the inauguration of the 7th
Senate, Anioma is getting an effective representation at the senate.
We have probably the most vibrant new entrant in the senate . Anioma
ably represented the South-South in the senate review of sales of
government companies by the Bureau for Public Enterprise. Anioma is
also represented in the ECOWAS Parliament and is now being seen and
heard in various Ministerial Committees.

The
ecological issues facing Delta North, especially Owa and Ogwashi-Uku
is receiving government attention through the persuasive
articulation of the distinguished senator. How can this faceless
group justify their assertion? It is my opinion that we need a
pragmatic reorientation to create a robust political culture, and
move from these ‘pull him down’ syndrome that has failed and will
continue to fail. Must meritocracy be sacrificed on the alter of
pedestrian parochial interest? The answer is N0.

We
have efficient capacity builders at the National Assembly, and it is
important that we key into their model to alleviate the problems of
political poverty as demonstrated by the quality of the press
statement released by Ika Progressive Youth Union, Ika nation is
tired of criticism. It is time to talk solution.

Youth
bodies across the State e.g Urhobo Council, Ijaw Youth Congress,
Ugborodo Trust, etc are busy agitating for the dividends of democracy
like state creation, employment quota, location of oil companies and
infrastructures etc. A youth body in just one senatorial district is
claiming they are the sixth largest tribe in Nigeria, but Ika nation
is dotted around three Local Government Area one in Edo State, two in
Delta and pockets of Ika voices are heard in Imo and Nssuka axis of
Eastern Nigeria. What is Ika Youth doing? Let us dwell on issues
that unite us rather than those that disunite us. Let us live in the
present and not in the past, let us think of creating a true Ika
identity; it is not too late to start. We have a leadership; let us
sheath our swords and work for the collective interest of our
fatherland.

Ika
ka nma

Barrister
Eugene Uzum

is
a Public Affairs Analyst

DUALISATION:
HITECH INTERSIFIES WORK

By
Augustine Ekamagule and Nelly Michael

The
dualisation of the Old Lagos/Asaba road, the major road that links
the two local governments in Ika land sooner or later might turn out
to be real as the contracting firm handling the project, Hi-Tech
Engineering LTD has during the week intensified work on the road.
Work on the road which has become an issue of serious debate among
Ika people because of the slow pace it is going and the Delta State
government lukewarmish attitude on the project. The Dr. Emmanuel
Uduaghan administration in Delta State has as part of his
electioneering campaign promises in 2007 promised Ika Nation that he
is going to dualise the Old Lagos/Asaba road if voted into office as
governor . Since then, all efforts to have him fulfill his promise
has not yielded positive results. Apex groups in Ika land such as the
Ika landlords/Landladies Association, Onu Ika, Ika Elders Forum,
Human Right groups including individuals has on many occasions
reminded Dr. Uduaghan of his promise through the staging of peaceful
protests and appeals. Their struggles are aimed at drawing the
government’s attention to the plight of users of the Old
Lagos/Asaba road are passing through everyday.

When
Ika
Weekly
visited the Okoh junction/Union Bank axis of the road, bulldozers of
the contracting firm were seen demolishing fences and other
structures that encroached the road.

Some
of the residents who spoke to Ika Weekly on the new development says
they are expect that the Delta State government will not fail this
time. They therefore called for a thorough supervision of the project
by the state government, particularly the State Ministry of Work many
of the people spoken to says they appreciate the efforts of well
meaning interest groups in Ika land as well as individuals for their
contribution thus far saying that they should not relent until the
road is completed and commissioned.

 

I
HAVE CURED TWO AIDS PATIENTS -Trado-Medical Doctor

By
Friday Eborka

A
traditional Doctor at, Abavo in Ika South Local Government Area, Dr.
Jude Okafor , aka, Give Me Chance has called on people suffering from
the dreaded Human Immunodeficiency Virus (H.I.V), the virus that
causes the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (A.I.D.S)

In
an interview with Ika
Weekly
recently Dr. Jude Okafor said that he has been able to cure people
suffering from stroke, miscarriage epilepsy, yellow fever, mental
illness, diabetes and food poisoning. He said that he has also helped
those who have been finding it difficult to travel abroad, winning
court cases, promote businesses and to subdue witchcraft attack.

He
said that he was in a dream one night, when he saw himself treating
H.I.V positive patients, adding that since then, he has been able to
completely cure two H.I.V patients. He called on anyone who has
tested positive to the disease, to come to his healing home along
Doctor Jude Street, Off Old Abraka Road, Okoko, Abavo, adding that
his ability to cure AIDS patients is one hundred percent guaranteed.
Dr. Jude Okafor, alias Give Me Chance can be reached on telephone
numbers, 08066672130, 07089889338.

 

IKA
FOR CHRIST CRUSADERS HOLDS IKA TRASFORMATION CRUSADE IN DECEMBER

By
Augustine Ekamagule

As
part of its objectives to preach, win and retain souls for Christ, an
interdenominational Christian body known as Ika For Christ Crusaders
are preparing to organize a transformation crusade in Ika land. The
crusade which has the theme: Hope At Last is scheduled to hold
between December 2-4, 2011 at Owa Model Primary School, Boji-Boji Owa
starting from 5pm daily.

According
to the crusade Director, Rev Charles Eloebhose of Pentrcostal Flame
Fire Assembly Umunede, the crusade which will feature salvation,
miracles, deliverance from demonic bondage, breakthroughs is being
powered by Life Way Magazine, a gospel magazine based in Lagos. He
said the guest minister is Evangelist Taiwo Ola, a vibrant Nigerian
preacher.

In
the word of Rev. Eloebhose, the Ika Transformation Crusade is going
to be a unique one as it is not only focusing a soul winning alone
but also integrating the souls won into the local churches. He added
that apart from soul winning, the Ika for Christ Crusades is also
committed to prayers which they believe that through which, the
government can be touched to address some of the developmental
problems in Ika land.

The
co-ordinator of the crusade, Rev Dr. Fidelis Eboagwu of the Bible
Faith Family Church, Agbor said so many souls have been lost to the
devil in Ika land, stressing that the Ika Transformation Crusade is
being organized to help win back the lost souls in Ika land to Jesus
Christ and also to pray for the development of Ika nation.

On
his part, secretary of the crusade committee, Pastor Anothony
Aghaolor of the Ark of God Mission, Boji-Boji, Owa told Ika
Weekly
that the crusade is going to be a unique one. “Many crusades have
been held before now in Ika land but some of the souls won are not in
the church. Because of this, we have set up a monitoring team to
ensure that souls won in the crusade will be integrated fully into
the body of Christ.

Appreciating
the efforts of servant of God and churches who have organized
crusades in the past in Ika land, the publisher of Life Way Magazine,
in Lagos, Jackson Ekwugwu said they have decided to use the theme
“Hope At Last for the crusade because when there is hope, man is
bound to make progress in life. He maintained that Jesus is the
only solution to all the problems of man on earth saying that, that
is why LifeWay Magazine, a gospel magazine that is dedicated to
proclaiming the goodness of Jesus Christ all over Nigeria and in
Africa has deemed it fit to partner with Ika For Christ Crusades to
hold a three days power packed crusade in Ika land. He stated that
one of the reasons for the partnership is that they have seen the
desire of the Ika for Christ crusaders group to expand the kingdom of
God in Ika land. “We felt it is a good ground to sow into. It is
going to be a different crusade because adequate plans has been made
for the integration of souls that will be won in the crusade.
Therefore called on the residents of Ika land to turn out en-masse
for the crusade for it is going to be a life changing one.

 

ST. JOHNS
CATHOLIC CHURCH AGBOR MARKS ANNUAL YOUTH HARVEST
–By
Chukwuekwu Amos and Aigbe Humphrey.
It was
celebration time for the youths St. John Catholic Church, Agbor in
Ika South L.G.A of Delta State as they celebrated their annual youths
thanksgiving harvest on Sunday 9th
of October 2011. The harvest which was tagged, Harvest of Divine
Intervention, was attended by high profile personalities from Ika
land and across the state.
Speaking
during the occasion Rev. Fr. Steve Mario Edward told the people that
they have gathered to thank God for leading them thus far, stressing
that the people should be grateful to Him. He urged them not to be
ingrates but rather, show gratitude and be grateful to God. The man
of God reiterated that they can only be the source of blessing to
their family only when they appreciate God. Rev. Edward charged them
not to murmur whenever they are passing through difficulties, saying
that God is always ready to answer them whenever they pray to Him.
The clergyman called on the people to build for the Lord, noting that
God will always reward them by meeting them at the point of their
needs. He urged them to stand firm in the word of God in order to
receive His blessings, noting that blessings from God is what will
sustain them.
The man of
God who told the parishioners that every man receives according to
what he or she brings before God, urged them to always be open minded
in their giving to God in order to receive His attention.
In
response to the message, members of the church were seen going to the
altar in their numbers to thank God for what He has done for them.
The
occasion was punctuated by some side attractions, which include Bible
recitations, praise worship and many more.

STAFF AND
PUPILS OF ALASI PRIMARY SCHOOL 1 COMMEND STATE GOVERNMENT
By Patrick
Gbuchanye
The
headmistress Mrs. M. I. Ogboi, staff and pupils of Alasi Primary
school 1 Boji-Boji Owa have commended the Delta State governor, Dr.
Emmanuel Uduaghan and the Chairman, State Universal Basic Education
Board Asaba, Hon Pat Ejete in their efforts towards the contructions
and rehabilitation of the school classroom blocks.
Mrs. M.I
Ogboi, while expressing joy and satisfaction over the project, noted
that her first week of resumption as headmistress of Alasi Primary
School 1 was a blessing to the school as the news of the commencement
of the project came to her office.
Mrs. Ogboi,
the entire staff and pupils therefore thanked the Delta State
government for their kind gesture, which they noted will go a long
way in promoting academic standard of in the school. They also
commended the contractor handling the project for his good work, and
still urged him to continue in the same spirit towards seeing that
the project is completed on schedule.

 

MAJOR
FRANCIS AGBOEGBULEM IGBEDION (RTD) GOES HOME

By
Humphrey Aigbe

The
remains of Major Fracis Agboegbulem Igbedion, (RTD) was laid to rest
on Friday 7th
October at his residence,, N0 347 Obi Ikechukwu Road, Ime-Obi, Agbor.

Speaking
with Ika
Weekly,
the first son of the deceased, Mr. Kennedy Igbedion said his father
has left a big vacuum in the family because he was the only surviving
Agboegbulem child before he died. He pointed out that the legacy his
father left behind is what he would not fail to sustain, adding that
now that he is the eldest child, it is now his responsibility to
carry his family along

Mr.
Kennedy further disclosed that his father made a tremendous impart
while on earth, describing him as a God fearing and peaceful man with
impeccable character who endeared himself to all and sundry. He said
they will miss their late patriarch because of the good life he
lived and prayed God to grant him eternal rest.

Meanwhile,
the eldest daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Francesca Mgbeken,
described her father as a fun loving man who took his family as one
without disunity, saying that nobody talked bad about her father
because of his unbiased and benevolent character.

Major
Francis Agboegbulem Igbedion, (RTD) was born on 11th
July, 1935. He enlisted into the Nigerian Army in 1956; where he rose
to the rank of a Major in 1984; he retired in 1991 and died on 20th
July, 2011

The
burial ceremony was attended by family members, friends well wishes
and dignitaries from all works of life.

 

CHURCH OF
GOD MISSION, UTE-OKPU SET TO MARK ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE.
By Patrick
Gbuchanye
The Reverend
Pastor in charge of Church of God Mission, Ute-Okpu, in Ika
North-east local government area, Rev. Onyeka Egwabor and the entire
members of the church are set to celebrate this year’s annual
thanksgiving service in a style.
Rev.
Egwabor said that the thanksgiving service which is celebrated
annually creates forum for all members of the church, friends and
well wishers to come together to appreciate God for what He has
blessed them with. He added that he, his family and all members of
the church are prepared to give their sacrifice of thanksgiving that
will please God. Rev. Egwabor prayed God to make this year’s
harvest thanksgiving service a successful one and also to inspire the
quest speaker, Pastor Hon. Prince Sam Obi, member Delta State House
of Assembly.
The
thanksgiving service which has the theme “Oh Give Thanks To The
Lord, for He is Good! for His Mercy Endures Forever” is slated to
hold on Sunday 23rd
October, 2011.

 

 
CELEBRATION
OF LIFE, AS MADAM ONYELA JOINS HER ANCESTORS
By Patrick
Ggbuchanye
It was
indeed a celebration of life as late Madam Agbonta Onyela who died at
the ripe age 148 was laid to rest at her husband’s compound in
Owa-Ofie on 8th
October 2011.
Before her
demise on 25th
August, 2011. late Madam Onyela was the Oherein-Uku
(seer) of Owa kingdom.
In an
interview, late Madam Onyela’s first son, Dr. Pius Onyela said that
the memories of her late mother who is a mentor not only to the
family but also to the entire Owa kingdom and all those who came
across her will linger forever in their minds. He prayed God to
grant her mother eternal rest.

Mr. Joseph
Onyela and Mrs. Victoria Menunwa described their late mother, Madam
Onyela as hardworking, caring loving, peaceful and a good mother who
everyone that came access her would like to have as a mother. They
noted that their late mother also extended her motherly love to her
ground children under her care.

Late Madam
Agbonta Onyela was said by her children, Dr. Pius, Mr. Joseph and Mr.
Agbonta to have ask God for her death. They added that days before
mama passed on to glory, called them and asked that they pray God to
take her life, as her work on earth has been completed, noting that
those with whom she came into this world are gone.
On his
part, Mr. Chuks Agborma said that the world we live in is not a place
for eternity. He stressed that Mama has fulfilled her works on earth
in doing good.
Speaking in
the same vein, Chief S.M.U Ehianuita, the Odafiakaze of Owa kingdom
described late Madam Onyela as Odazie (A woman without bad records in
her entire life). He said that late Mama lived a life that people saw
and envy.
Chief
Ehianuita noted, that Mama Onyela lived a life of love and that she
cared for everyone along. He described her as a good hen that layed
its eggs and hatched them successfully. He said that she was a good
mother to the people of Owa-kingdom, noting that her legacy was
already living after her death.

 

CHARITY
WEDS CHEK
It was all
joy on Saturday 8th
October, 2011 at Owa-Oyibu headquarter of Ika North East Local
Government Area of Delta State, as the families of late Hon G.U.
Njosi and Mr. Charles witnessed the holy solemnization of their
children Charity and Apostle Chek as husband and wife.
Speaking to
Ika Weekly at the ceremony, the bridegroom Apostle Chek described his
wife Charity as a God fearing, obedient, respectful and hardworking
woman, qualities which attracted him to her side. Speaking in the
same vein, the bride, Charity, said her husband (Apostle Chek) is not
only God fearing but also a very caring and loving man.
On her part
mother of the groom, Mrs. Martha Njosi expressed gratitude to God for
keeping her alive to witness the wedding of her youngest child,
Apostle Chek with his heartthrob, Charity. She prayed God to bless
the marriage with good children and also give them the financial and
spiritual breakthrough with which to sustain their home.
The couple
however, thanked God for making their dream of becoming husband and
wife a reality just as they appreciated all those who contributed in
one way or the other to make their marriage a success. The marriage
ceremony was attended by clergy men and women including family
members and well wishers.

 

P F N IGBODO UNIT INAUGUARATES NEW EXECUTIVE

By Thomas 1 Peter

Eight elected executive members have been Inaugurated in
Igbodo Unit of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (P.F.N.) on Saturday
2nd of October, 2011. Each executive will steer the ship of
leadership for a tenure of four years.

Inaugurating the executive, the Ika North –east Local
Government Chairman of the body, Apostle Dr. Triumph Osian
(Bishop–Elect), charged the executive members to live up to their
responsibilities by leading by example.

He stressed the need for them to lead the people with
passion humility and patriotism, throwing away pride and despotism
and embrace servant hood style of leadership. He noted that God is
interested in what transpires in our heart.

Taking a look at Jesus humility towards his disciples
which he demonstrated by washing their feet, Apostle Osian said any
a leader who exhibits the attitude of pride in his leadership always
end up as a failure. Apostle Osian made reference to a man in the
bible whose name was Amaziah. According to him, Amaziah was a man who
did what was right in the sight of God, but not with a perfect heart,
a character said Christians should not copy .

He advice them to be patriotic as leaders "for
leaders are chosen by God not men, it is neither by age nor by
height, but by divine calling." The clergyman solicited for the
support of all members of the body of Christ since "a tree
cannot make a forest" praying that the PFN Igbodo Unit will
experience great change.

He told them to be quick to hear but show to speak as
leaders. He commended the good work done by the Immediate past
administration, under the leadership of Pastor Samuel Ojemi who was
recently elevated to serve in the Local Government executive of the
body. He pleaded that the same support given to the past chairman,
Pastor Samuel Ojemi be given to the new chairman Pastor G.O. Iwebuka

High point of the occasion was the official swearing in
of the executive. The Eight man executive took their oaths of
allegiance, which was administered by Apostle Dr. Osian, after which
they were anointed and prayed for. The mantle of leadership was
officially handed over to pastor G.O Iwebuka.

Responding, the newly sworn in chairman Pastor G.O
Iwebuka speech, thanked God Almighty who has made the day a reality
saying that true leadership or leaders are made by God not man. He
pleaded for an enabling environment to operate in order for them to
carry every body along, which he said it is their duties to do so.

Pastor Iwebuka commended his predecessor, Pastor Samuel
Ojemi and his ex-executive members that made it their duty not to
allow the work of the Lord to die in their time. He told them to be
supportive to the new Government in the area of prayer and advice so
that their success might be guaranteed.

He appreciate the Local Government Executive of PFN who
has done a good job, which shows a strong indication that they have
Igbodo Unit at heart".

Pastor G.O. Iwebuka advised the Federal Government of
Nigeria to make haste to tackle the prevailing challenges of Boko
Heram sect which has retarded the development of this present
administration. He said that it is not beyond the power of the
Federal Government to find lasting solution to the problem.

The new executive members are Pastor G.O. Iwebuka,
Chairman, Rev. J. Eluebo, Vice Chairman, Pastor Joseph Obu,
Secretary, Pastor Mrs. Onyiye Akazua, Treasurer.

Others are Rev. Francis Akumabor, Financial Secretary,
Pastor Gidwin Alidinma PRO, Pastor Peter Ogumu, Assistance Secretary
and Pastor Mrs. Bridget Ikedia, prayer co-ordinator

 

ACCIDENT:
Pastor Tega O. Thank God For Saving His Life

The
Assistant Pastor, Destiny Alive Christian Centre, situated along
Memeh by Efeizomor street, Boji-Boji, Owa, Pastor Tega O, on Sunday
9th
October gave thanks to God for saving his life from an auto accident.

While
testifying during the Sunday service, he advised Christians to serve
God with the whole of their hearts, for when they do, He will reward
their efforts. The clergy man said that any man who abandons God to
serve the devil will end up in frustration. “When you serve God,
you have good result, but when you serve the devil you will end up in
frustration”.

Speaking
further, Pastor Tega said that when the unexpected happens it is
always with a shock, as he never expected any accident at that time.
He however expressed his profound gratitude to God for His divine
intervention.

Brother
Godstime O, a member of the church thanked God for saving the life of
Pastor Tega, just as he faithfully declared that because God is in
total control of the church, they are not going to experience any
loss, no matter the tricks of the devil.

In
a related development Bros. Chuks Igudia Lucky and Chukwuma,
appreciated and gave thanks separate way appreciate and gave thanks
to God for saving the life Pastor Tega from accident. This said that
it was an indication that there is a living God in D.A.C.C, They
used the opportunity to thank God for all the members of DACC for
making death not to be their portion, saying that He alone is worthy
of praises.

 

IKA
BIBLE TRANSLATION COMMITTEE HOLD IKA BIBLE DAY

By
Augustine Ekamagule

The
Ika Translation Committee, a body responsible for the translation of
the English Bible to Ika language has prepared to mark the 2011 Ika
Bible Day. According to a statement from the chairman of the
Committee, Rev. N.C. Osakwe, Mother Tongue Scripture Use
Co-ordinator, Rev, Charles Francis and Pastor John Omenogor, Field
Co-ordinator, the committee, while appreciating Ika people for their
partnership through prayers, struggles, and other help in the course
of the Ika Bible translation invites all to the annual Ika Bible Day
celebration for the year 2011 which is slated to hold Sunday 16th
October, 2011.

The
committee however appealed to the general public particularly Ika
people to make out time for the service which agenda will be based on
the following: To emphasize the use of Mother Tongue (MT) Scriptures;
to read a portion of Ika scriptures in church and home; to encourage
learning and teaching of Ika language; and lastly to thank God for
the New Testament and pray God to enable the committee complete the
Ika Bible.

The
statement further stipulated that, because of this Ika Bible Day, Ika
New Testament Bible is subsidized to be sold at N100 a copy instead
of the previous N300. Copies of the Ika Bible will be available for
collection at the Bride of Jesus Ministry, N0 4, Upper Isedeh Lane,
Boji-Boji Agbor from 10.am on Friday, the 14th
of October, 2011.

 

 

COMR.
JACKSON NKEM AMAYO EMERGES NAIS NATIONAL PRESIDENT

By
Augustine Ekamagule

The
National Association of Ika Student (NAIS) has gotten a new executive
that will pilot the affairs of the association for the period of one
year. According to the Secretary and PRO of the electoral committee,
Comr. Kenneth Uwarihu and Comr. Cletus Onyekosor respectively, the
2010/2011 executive of the association has expired. For continuity, a
new executive has been elected to pilot the affairs of the students.

The
election which was conducted on the 10th
September, 2011, in a free and fair manner and witnessed by all Ika
students from different tertiary institutions in Nigeria where NAIS
has chapters. The election which was held at Alasi Primary School
recorded a high turn-up of students from Universities, Polytechnics,
Schools of Nursing, Schools of Health and Colleges of Education
across the country with strict security agencies. After the voting
process, Comr. Jackson Amayo was declared winner for the office of
the National President with 3,043 votes (three thousand and forty
three votes) against his opponent Comr. Ifeanyi Samson Samuel who
scored 41 votes (forty-one votes).

The
following candidates also emerged as National Executives after
scoring more than 25% of the votes. Obiazi Uche, Vice-President 1,
Ohiomu Sonia, Vice-President 2, Omorogie Michael, Secretary-General,
Oseh Ifeanyi, Assistant Secretary-General, Iyagbon Goddey, Treasurer,
Hycienth Ogochukwu, Financial-Secretary, Lucky Michael, P.R.O, Kawedo
Kester, Director of Socials.

Comr.
Jackson Amayo in his acceptance speech thanked the entire Ika
Students under the umbrella of NAIS for exercising their franchise
and voting for him and his team/executive even as he promised to
represent them effectively and assured them of Government Assistance
towards achieving their course.

It
was full of jubilations as supporters of Comr. Jackson were happy and
thanked God for a well deserved victory.

According
to the electoral committee, the swearing-in-ceremony has been slated
to hold on the 15th
of October, 2011 at Ika National Hall, Agbor, where the new
executives will administer their oath of office for a period of one
year

 

AMECHI
IGUMBOR COMMENDED FOR QUALITY LEADERSHIP

By
Augustine Ekamagule

The
Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Ika South
branch, Comr Amechi Igumbor has been commended for his good
leadership quality. The commendation was given during the week by the
unit chairman of Onitsha park opposite Lagos park, Uromi junction,
Agbor, Ndidi Otalor and two other members of the unit, Mr. Augustine
Aghaolor and Mr. Mike Ekuh.

According
to them, Comr. Amechi Igumbor since his assumption of office a few
years ago has been making life easy for all union members under him,
adding that they in particular have benefitted in no small measure
from Comr. Igumbor’s good leadership style.

Mr.
Otalor maintained that he and members of his Onitsha park Uromi
junction unit are particularly grateful to Comr. Amechi Igumbor for
giving them job with which they are using to sustain themselves. “We
are indeed grateful to our chairman for putting food on our table and
also for making his administration a friendly one. We wish him many
more happy days in office and prayed that God will elevate him to a
national level.

They
also thanked one Mr. Akuba and Mrs. Amechi Igumbor for the supportive
roles they are playing in the lives of youths in Agbor.

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