An apex youth group, Iyogo Youths Forum, has launched her twenty million naira (#20million) rental service project. The forum also honoured prominent indigenes of Ogbeisogban Community who have in different ways contributed meaningfully to the growth and development of the community.
The launching and award ceremony took place at Ogbeisogban Community Hall, Ogbeisogban,on Sunday, December 27,2020. The Chairman of the day was Rotn. Peter Idion, Executive Assistant to the Delta State Governor,on Political Matters. The Chief host was the member representing Ika South Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, popularly known as, Chuky Dandy, while the Chief Launcher was the President/Founder, D’Peterson Foundation, Dr Donald Peterson.
Ogbeisogban indigenes who were honoured at the ceremony are: Chief Dr Charles Nenyiaba, the Onyefe Dein of Agbor, Hon Festus Chukwuyem Okoh(Chuky Dandy), Mr Endurance Eluma, Mr Andy Ekpenisi, Mr Chukwuma Aliagwu, JP, Mr Emmanuel Emefiele (Emma Testo), late Edomoyi Okonkwo Thomas, Innocent Imafidon and Joe Onwubuya.
According to the forum, the awardees were honoured for their various contributions towards the growth and development of Ogbeisogban Community.
In his remark, Rotn Peter Idion commended Iyoko Youths for coming up with such a laudable initiative, noting that building a viable source of income is important for any youth group. He advised that the effort should be sustained for the benefit of the members and Ogbeisogban Community. He thanked all persons who were present to support members of the forum, urging them not to relent. He also pledged his support for the forum.
On his part, the Chief Launcher, Dr Donald Peterson expressed joy over the rental service project by Iyogo Youths, stating that he is proud of them. He pledged total support for the project which he described as laudable. He thanked the Ogbeisogban Community for creating the enabling environment for youths in the community to thrive. He assured the community of his continued support.
Hon Festus Chukwuyem Okoh,in his speech congratulated the youths and promised to help actualize their dream of building a business where they can contribute meaningfully to their lives.
Speaking also, Chief Gideon Okobia, the Ajeh of Ogbeisogban Community, said that he is proud of his youths. While advising them to remain committed, focused and eschew violence, he prayed that they will succeed in their plans to better their lives and Ogbeisogban Community.
Earlier in an address presented by the General Secretary of Iyogo Youths Forum, Comrade Ibude Frank, he said, “the recipients of the Iyogo Youths Forum awards have contributed immensely to the growth and development of Ogbeisogban Community. The essence of the awards was to thank them for the good work they are doing for our community. He disclosed that other persons who are also contributing meaningfully to Ogbeisogban Community will be honoured in future.
He stated that one of the cardinal aims of the forum is to enhance the cultural, educational, economic and social well being of our people. In order to be effective in carrying out these set of objectives, the forum went into rental service so as to generate fund, hence, the call for this twenty million naira project which will afford a virile rental service that will include, tent, cooling van, pick up van as well as canopies and chairs.
While appreciating all present at the ceremony for their supports, he expressed gratitude to the Patron, President and members of Iyogo Youths Forum for their commitment and sacrifices since the formation of the forum.
Mrs. Donald Peterson presenting an award to Emmanuel Emefiele
Chuky Dandy flanked by Peter Idion, Fada Ibude, Hon. Eluma, Chief Jude Ogala and Dr. Donald Peterson as he displays his award
Chief Gideon Okobia presenting an award to Chief Dr. Charles Nenyiaba as others watched
Chuky Dandy making a presentation to one of the awardees
Mr. Emmanuel Eluma and Mr. Chukwuma Aliagwu displaying their award
President, Iyogo Youths Forum, Comrade Ehiedu Omoyi and other members of the forum during the ceremony