……….gives bursary award to indigenes students
By Kelvin Ohoror
A social cultural group known as Isoko United Club of Nigeria recently held their annual general meeting at the club’s house, Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta State.
In his welcome address the President of the Club Engr. Francis Amadhe noted that the club set for itself eight targets over a tenure of two years in last year annual general meeting.
According to him, “The club will continue to be strong in spite of the dire economic situation which the club found itself as a result of diminishing business opportunities available to its members occasioned by economic downturn”
Engr. Amadhe reiterated that the United Multi-Global Services Limited Project could not take off as anticipated, despite setting up a structure to handle the affairs of the project, noting that the club decided to relax its efforts due to very poor economic conditions prevailing in the country and for the same reason the club couldn’t launch the IUCN webpage.
He also added that in the last two tenures of four years, four members were admitted, 2 in 2018 and another 2, 2019 into the club, meeting the target club.
“And in spite of the economic downturn the club was able to complete the block as well as metal work of it perimeter fencing”
On Isoko Development Union the President said that the club had continued to send delegates to the IDU Warri branch monthly meetings, noting that the club has set up 5 members commitee to meet and align with the leadership of IDU to discuss certain issues bordering on development of Isoko nation and land acquisition.
“The club attended 100 percent social functions. The club was in attendance when Abale’s daughter got married in March 2019.In May 2019 the club was with Sir. Ighowese at his son’s marriage. When Chief Edafiedhe and Chief Awoso were conferred chieftaincy titles at Ozoro and Aviara respectively, the club was represented”
“The club also visited Pius Malaka in Aviara in April 2019 when he was bereaved. In November 2019, the club was with Dr. Igbuku at his grand-mother’s funeral at Enhwe. In December 2019, the club was well represented when Engr. Atunu celebrated his 60th birthday and retirement. The welfare commitee under the leadership of Mrs. Lucky Idhigu had continued to respond to all distress calls from members in addition to visiting the widows of our late members”
He also lamented that the club had its dark moment! The sudden death of Chief Mrs. Okogba in November 2019, and the death of our patron Chief Omonoseh whose funeral date is in April 2020, stating that, God Almighty will give the families the fortitude to bear the loss.
Meanwhile the major highlights of the annual general meeting was the bursary award given to 20 indigenous students of Isoko nation from different communities, 6 of which are students of the college of education, Warri studying the Isoko language.
Engr. Amadhe therefore charged the recipients of the bursary award to study and work hard to achieve their academic objective, noting that the club will try as much as they can to sustained the bursary award scheme, while calling on Isoko nation to be more united and stick together, saying that, Isoko should speak with one voice that with one voice there will be a stronger force.
Awho Victor Oghenero who gave a vote of thanks on behalf of the students of College of Education, Warri who spoke in Isoko language to the admiration of everyone lauds the effort of the Isoko United Club of Nigeria for encouraging the studying of the Isoko language in the institution.