KELGA Councillor Promises To Promote Reading Culture Among Students

The Councillor representing Ward One Ogbodo in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, Hon Caleb Orji has promised to support the improvement of the Educational Sector in the State by contributing to the passage of quality laws. He made the promise at Ogbodo during the public presentation of the book “the coming of Christianity to Ogbodo–the Anglican experience” written by Chief (Dr) Goodluck Nwobike and Solomon Amadi.

Hon Orji who is the chairman of the Education Comittee in the KELGA Legislative Assembly disclosed further that he wiil start by ensuring that his constituents are mobilized to wake up and improve their reading culture and as well make the youths develop interest in furthering their education. He used the opportunity to commend the authors for the feat, urging them not to rest on their oars.

Also speaking, the chairman of the occasion and former Commissioner for Finance in Rivers State, Dr Chamberlain Peterside commended the authors for their contributions to society especially in the Educational Sector and urged the audience to ensure that they pick one copy of the book for their family book shelves.  Represented by an illustrious son of the community and retired principal, Elder John Azu, the chairman commended the authors for tracing the history of the Anglican Church, Ogbodo district and urged those present to market the history of the church by picking copies of the book for themselves and others.

In his remarks, Ven. Asobi Chukuigwe (rtd) fondly recalled the contributions made by their late father especially in the religious circle  and thanked the authors for remembering him, adding that the book will be if immense help to the Anglican Communion and urge the crowd to patronize and encourage the authors to do more.

The book presenter, Engr Princewill I. Echeonwu in his remarks asked the Indigenes of Isiokpo to pay more attention to Human Capacity Development as according to him, it is the only way to produce leaders of tomorrow in the community and the nation at large.

He used the opportunity to thank the organizers for putting the record of the church development in Ogbodo, particularly the Anglican Communion in black and white.

A member of the Isiokpo Council of chiefs, Eze Mathew Nnaa Aleru in his speech commended the authors for contributing to knowledge, adding that the book is a must read to all lovers of history and church development. Among the dignitaries who graced the occasion includes HRM King Blessing Wagor, Wagidi XL, Paramount Ruler/Nyenweli Isiokpo Ancient Kingdom,  Rivers State Commissioner for Works, Hon Elloka Tasie Amadi, the Vice Chancellor, Abia State University, Prof Onyema M. Ogbulu, the book reviewer, Prof Joseph Onyema of the Rivers State University.

Other dignitaries who graced the book launch included, the National Network Newspaper publisher, pastor Jerry Needam, Mrs Christiana Peter whose late husband was featured in the book and Lady Rosa Wenah who while thanking the invitees also used the opportunity to invite the public to their church harvest on November 16,2021.

The chief hosts thanked all the invitees for making out time to honour the invitation.


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