The people of Igbodo Community in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State were filled with joy, following the opening of a comprehensive Computer/Business Centre and the commissioning of the first Automated Teller Machine (ATM) powered by a solar system.
The remarkable event had the presence of His Royal Majesty, Barr. Ikechukwu Nkeobikwu Osedume I, Obi of Igbodo Kingdom, Chief Robert Agwaife, Chief Ifeoha Azikiwe, Chief Ifeanyi Okah, Mr. Andrew Ubani, the PCRC Chairman, Igbodo and the DPO of Igbodo Division, SP Isaac Ogbodu.
The Union Bank team present at the commissioning was led by Mr. Nnamdi Ndu and Mr. Damian Ezike both from Asaba branch
Other staff of Union Bank from Agbor branch present at dual commissioning were; Mr. Ohiolei Ekpenkhilo, Mr. Oluwakayode Okeleye, Mrs. Catherine Adoh-Lucky and Miss Ojugbeli.
Global Inspiration Foundation Staff representative include; Engr. Miss Ubokobong Ekpo MGIF and Mr. Fredrick Igwe.
While commissioning the two projects, HRM Barrister Ikechukwu Nkeobikwu Osedume I appreciated the gesture of Union Bank in facilitating commercial activities in Igbodo.
His Royal Majesty also thanked the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command for the approval, support, security, and provision of space for the ATM machines within the Police Station.
The Obi equally appreciated the efforts of two illustrious sons, Mr. Joe Mbulu who facilitated the process and Mr. Chris Ubani who single-handedly equipped the ATM house and built the peripheral fence around the Police Station and the ATM house.
COVID-19: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE- Fr. Nduka
Following the communiqué issued by Catholic Bishop Conference (CBCN) to all Catholics in a bid to curb Covid-19, parishes recorded low turnout of worshipers on Sunday 29th March, 2020.
The worship was unusual as there was no choir to sing, no handshakes and hugs as a sign of peace. Holy Communion was administered to individuals by hands, and water bowls placed at various entrances of the church were removed, making the liturgy unusual.
At St. Columba’s Catholic Church Agbor-Obi, the mass was sub divided into several sections and less than 50 persons were seeing each section, following the directives of the federal government and CBCN.
Speaking in an interview with Ika Weekly reporter, the Parish Priest of St. Columba’s, Rev. Fr. Pascal Nduka stated that it is the responsibility of everyone to keep him/herself and others safe, saying that all should adhere strictly to the precautionary measures and instructions given by the civil and religious authorities. According to him, these measures called for the adjustments in the manner of worship.
Rev. Fr. Pascal further stated that no matter how inconvenient these adjustments may be, all should realize that they have to be healthy and alive to be able to exercise these practices of worship, as he maintained that prevention is better than cure.