Social club to build Urhobo House in Lagos
The chairman of Davo Dani Microfinance Bank, Prince Austin-Enajomo Isire, at the weekend took over leadership of Urhobo foremost club, Urhobo Social Club, Lagos, as president from Chief Simeon Ohwofa, with a pledge to build a clubhouse to be called Urhobo House. The club had earlier acquired a piece of land at Abijo GRA, Lekki, Lagos, for that purpose.
Speaking after taking his oath of office before an impressive gathering of Urhobo sons and daughters, which included Olorogun Moses Taiga, President General, Urhobo Progress Union worldwide; Olorogun Otega Emerhor, All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain and his wife, Rita, and Chief Goodie Ibru, Isire said: “We shall reach out to other Urhobo social groups to forge common fronts to promote the development of Urhobo land.
“We shall also reach out to other ethnic groups and traditional rulers of other ethnicities within the Niger Delta to work together as Nigeria grapples with looking for the way forward. United, like a bunch of broom, we can move mountains in our cooperative ventures, but alone, we are greatly diminished individually and collectively.”
He paid tribute to his predecessors, pledging that his executive will stand on their shoulders to reach greater heights.
Other members of the executive are Chief Jacob Diedjomahor, first vice president; Dr. Isaac Feludu, second vice president; Mr. Francis Ewherido, general secretary; Mr. Clement Awhana, assistant general secretary; Mr. Francis Anidi, treasurer; Chief Emmanuel Ogbon, publicity secretary; Chief Bright Apinoko, Financial Secretary; Dr. David isiavwe, Social secretary; Chief Jitobo Akanike, legal adviser; Mr. Diamond Okotete, welfare officer and Chief Wilson Okpubigho, sergeant-at-arms.
Other dignitaries who graced the handover are internationally renowned artist, Prof. Bruce Onakporbreya; Chief Johnson Barovbe, chairman, Board of Trustees, USCL; former Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt, Prof S. W. E. Ibodje; member, Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Efe Ofobruku; retired Commissioner of Police, Chief Johnson Ighomereyo; elder statesman, Chief Godwin Ogbetuo; retired permanent Secretary, Pa Marcus Okagbare; and past presidents of the club, Chief Augustine Odo-Tadafe and Most Snr. Evangelist, Emmanuel Evue, among others.
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