RIVERS STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL RELOCATES TO ANGULAMA TOWN COME 5TH DECEMBER, 2009 AS THE COMMUNITY HONOURS AN ILLUSTRIOUS SON - BARRISTER OSIMA GINAH
Come 5th December 2009 by 11am, the sleepy town of Angulama in Asari-Toru
Local Government of Rivers State will play host to an unprecedented throng
of visitors- the first of its kind ever witnessed in that town since its
inception- as the community welcomes the Rivers State Executive Governor,
Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi and his entire cabinet; the Speaker of
the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Tonye Harry and members of the House
of Assembly to a Grand reception in honour of her son and the first
Commissioner to be appointed from that town, Barrister Osima Ginah,
Honourable Commissioner of Urban Development.
All indigenes of Angulama have been mobilized to give their son a
befitting reception for not only being an outstanding Ambassador of the
town but for changing the fortunes of the town since his appointment as
Commissioner. The entire town is already in a festive mood in anticipation
of Saturday's celebration which would have the Governor Chibuike Rotimi
Amaechi as Special Guest of Honour; Chief Hon. Andrew Uchendu, Chairman of
the South - South Caucus of the National Assembly and the Representative,
Ikwerre/Emuoha Federal Constituency as Chairman and His Majesty King
(Prof.) TJT Princewill, Amanyanbo of Kalabari Kingdom as the Royal Father
of the day.
Speaking on the upcoming event, Rivers State AC and FOOPP Leader, Prince
Tonye Princewill stated thus, “This event is not only to give honour to a
deserving recipient, but an opportunity to formalize the divine marriage
between opposition political parties in Rivers State and the unique
revolutionary government of Amaechi..the gathering in Angulama is symbolic
in its representation of total acceptance of differing political views
united for the common purpose of moving the state forward””.
Chief Hon. Ngoye Igobo, Chairman Organising Committee of the occasion,
who is also a trail blazer from the town being the first and only elected
member of the State House of Assembly from the town till date remarked
thus, “..To all indigenes of Angulama, 5th December, 2009 will remain
evergreen in our minds as a memorable day in the history of the town”. He
however lamented that Since the creation of Asari-Toru Local Government
Area over 20 years ago and indeed amongst the three Kalabari LGA's, Rt.
Hon.Chibuike Amaechi is the first Governor to appoint a Commissioner from
any other Community outside Buguma, Abonnema and Bakana within these three
LGA's. Furthermore, he stated that prior to this administration,
Government presence was limited to uncompleted projects that include the
abandoned NDDC Jetty construction project awarded in 1994. The Primary
School Building, which gave Hon. Osima Ginah, the foundation for his
education was built by the community just as the town hall.
Chief Y.O.C Georgewill, Chairman of Chiefs and Elders Council reiterated
that the community will ever remain indebted to Gov. Amaechi for this
honour done it by the appointment of a son of the soil into the exalted
office of Cabinet member in the Rivers State Government.
Highlight of the occasion will include a launch of a N1B Angulama Appeal
Fund for the community facilitated by Barr Osima Ginah aimed at
complimenting Government's developmental efforts in the community with Mr.
Ben Bruce the Chairman of the Silver Bird Group as Chief Launcher.
Reacting to the outpour of goodwill, Barrsister Ginah stated thus, “...I
am overwhelmed with all that is happening and what can I say except to
express my heartfelt gratitude to the Almighty God that has counted me
worthy of this elevation in so short a time.”
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
Publicity Secretary, Rivers State AC
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