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OZUM & ONYI EGEDE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION BERTHS

Jun 8, 2024

OZUM & ONYI EGEDE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION BERTHS

Ime-obi, headquarters of Agbor was agog last weekend as the children of late Chief P. J. O. Egede and Mrs. V. O. B. Egede rolled out the drums in a flamboyant style to celebrate and remember their forebears. At a memorial mass held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ime-obi, which had Rev. Frs. Steve Chukwuma, Augustine Abude, Pius Okawele, Augustine Awodipe, Stephen Beonyebideme, Sylvester Nwokolo celebrating, the homilist Fr. Sly commended the initiative of the Egede’s for deeming it fit to remember their loved ones whom they had lost a while.

Among those remembered were Valentine Egede (30 years), Victoria Ibude (22 years), Patrick Egede (15 years), Veronica Egede (10 years), Helen Egede (5 Years) and Julius Egede (6 months).

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In an emotion laden voice, Kelvin Egede expressed his need to gather family and friends in a bid to promote the ideals which his parents lived for. This he hoped to achieve through the OZUM & ONYI EGEDE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, which amongst other things, will help to promote the speaking of our indigenous Agbor dialect, especially among the younger generation and save it from going into extinction.

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Highpoint of the lavish reception was a talk show by invited secondary school students on: SECURITY CHALLENGE IN IKA NATION; THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY POLICING. This was brilliantly done in Agbor dialect and cash prizes was given to the top three winners, also consolation prizes to participating schools.

Presenting the prizes on behalf of the trustees of the foundation, Chief Dr. E. U. Tibi, Ojenebo of Agbor, encouraged all to support this initiative as it was a laudable one.

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In attendance at this event were amongst the following; Chief Dame Hetty Ajuebon-Egbarin, Chief Dr and Dr Mrs. Tibi, Sir & Lady Amechi Igumbor, Mrs. Frances Ebite, Dr and Mrs. Emma Alimansunya, Chief Mrs. C. N. Isibor, Lady Pat Dede, Mrs. Kate Chukwuma, Dr and Mrs. F. P. Onyeagwu, Mr. Joe Morgan, Elder Goddy Igborgbor, Dr Sam Ojogbo, Prof A. M. O. Obiazi, Elder Steve Ikpade, Chief Augustine Ugbegbe, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ashien, Mr Solomon Ehondor, Comrade and Mrs. C. N. Osakwe, Prof. Chief Jude Ogala, Amos family representatives, Egede Iwerumoh family representatives led by Madam Janet Ogala, Princess Elizabeth Efeizomor, Mrs. Yemi Okwudi, Old Boys of Ika Grammar School (Global and Class Set), Like minds All Stars football club among others.

On hand to entertain guests were MC Frank de Don, SSA to Delta State Governor on Entertainment, IK Nwalama (cultural band) and DJ Greatness.

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