NWAOBOSHI, PAT UTOMI, DELE EZEOBA, OTHERS ATTEND ICDU CONFERENCE IN IBUSA
- With your commitments, ICDU will move Ibusa forward- Izagbo
- Nwaoboshi assures on completion of street-lights along Umejei Road
Report by Emeka Esogbue
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, Distinguished Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District of Delta State was among scores of dignitaries that attended this year’s Ibusa Community Development Union (ICDU) Conference which held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 inside Nkata venue in Ibusa. The event also had in attendance the nation’s former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Joseph Dele Ezeoba and founder of Lagos Business School and Delta State Gubernatorial Aspirant, Prof Pat Utomi among others.
The conference which kicked off at 11.00am was presided over by Dr. Austin Izagbo, the Town Union’s President-General and also well-attended by distinguished figures from the community. As traditionally required, kola nut was broken by Onowu Pius Nwanze, the Diokpa of Ibusa, a development watchers of the community say is an accomplishment for the organizers being the first time in about two decades that a Senior Diokpa of the community would discharge this cultural role at the yearly conference.
Some of the resolutions reached at the conference include the need for the finance sub-committee to generate the sum of N500,000 to help cater for the financial needs of the Town Union, commencement of insurance policy to boost members’ wellbeing, re-commencement of Izu Anioma and supervision and follow-up on the government by Ibusa Community Development Union to make possible availability of a parcel of land as duly requested by Dame Winnie Akpani for the establishment of a same sex model college in the community among others.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi also used the opportunity to brief the gathering of his intention to rehabilitate the Nkpanyala Road up to the location of the Federal Government Girls’ College. He also promised to complete the installation of street lighting facilities along the Umejei Road while assuring all that work would commence soon on the projects. The Town Union also used the opportunity offered by the platform to unveil “Agogo Ibusa”, its quarterly publication.
The event witnessed the commissioning of ICT Centre in the community by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, fully equipped with automatic printing machines, a modern solar energy, twenty computer sets, a stand-by generator and housed inside the Nkata building. The ICT Centre built and donated to the community by Hon Innocent Esewezie, the immediate past Transition Chairman of Oshimili North Local Government Area also had a-one year subscription running for immediate take-off and communication support.
Notable people in attendance include Dr. Austin Izagbo, the President-General of the Town Union who chaired the event; the Senior Diokpa of Ibusa, Onowu Pius Nwanze; Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, Distinguished Senator Representing Delta North Senatorial District; Admiral Joseph Dele Ezeoba (Retd), the nation’s former Chief of Naval Staff; Mr. Vincent Okonwaji, SSA to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Project Monitoring; Sir Austin Onianwa, SSA to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Special Duties and Hon Innocent Esewezie, SSA to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Youth Development.
Others include Prof Pat Utomi, Proprietor of Lagos Business School; Chief Frank Odita, former Police Spokesperson; His Eminence, Chief Celestine Okafor, the Ikwele of Ibusa; Chief Amaechi Nwaenie, the Uwolo of Ibusa; Onowu Iwugo Okonicha, the Iyase of Ibusa; Mr. Tony Uwajeh, President of ICDU, UK Branch; Dr. Nosike Agokei, the Ochikoba of Ibusa, Onowu Engr. Jonathan Okeze, the Oboli of Umuezeagwu; Prof Austin Uwandulu, Rev Father Nobert Uchunor, Prof Fidelis Oditah and Mr. Mike Ajukwu. Also in attendance were delegates of Igbuzo Singles Meet, the group that promotes Ibusa inter-marriage among other attendees.
Dr. Izagbo assured all at the conference that ICDU is doing its best to move the community forward and that would be achieved with the efforts of all.