Isoko Nation Honours 17 With Merit Awards
…As IDU President Sues for Peace
By Ovedhe Jerry
The apex socio-cultural body of Isoko ethnic Nationality, under the auspices of Isoko Development Union, IDU, has honoured seventeen Isoko sons and daughters with merit awards.
Presenting the awards to the recipients, Chief Idu Amadhe, President General of IDU sued for peace and development in the area.
Chief Amadhe yesterday, honoured Dr. Jacob Snapps Oboreh, (Rector Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro), Mr. Ikpide Godspower Peace Powerlee De Great(Number three wrestler in the World from Akiewhe – Owhe) and 15 others with Isoko merit Awards
The President General of Isoko Nation stated that, the Isoko Merit Award was the highest Award in Isoko Land aimed at encouraging Isoko Sons and Daughter who are shaping the destiny of Isoko Nation either through empowerment, investment or philanthropist gestures.
He said, “for those not given today, do not be discouraged, God knows and He will bless you accordingly and we shall reach out to you soonest.”
While responding to the vandalisation of the IDU Secretariat, Amadhe urged Isoko people never to mourn or cast aspersion on anyone.
He however, encouraged all and sundry to be in the vanguard of peace and development stressing that, those who are being honoured was according to God’s designation.
Recipient of the Isoko Merit Award were: Elder Peter Ovie Erebi, Arch. Joseph Ajiri Ogeh, Dr. Oboreh Jacob Snapp (PHD), Hon. Eta Enahoro, High Chief Immanuel Ewomazino Omoefe and Engr. Benson Adano.
Others includ: Chief Greg Edoh, Engr. Raphael Dadalyon Owhe, Mrs. Stella Ngozi Ovuzourie Macauley, State.Daniel Omoyibo, Barr (Chief) Duncan Afalinkor, Chief Mrs. Josephine Oroboaveru, Mr. Emmanuel Oristsejolomi Uduaghan and Engr. Chief Donatus Adna Umukoro (FNSE) alongside Egwero Ogho-Oghene Omano.
Responding on behalf of the reciepient, Elder Peter Erebi, expressed happiness over the Award which they described as a spur assuring Isoko Nation of collaborated effort to bring the needed development in all ramifications.
Dr. Oboreh said the award is a motivation in future endeavors while Powerlee described it as a big honour.
Ikpide acknowledge all the Isoko Traditional Rulers including the Okugbe of Isoko in Bayelsa that jointly presented to him the Award, thanking them for their prayers.
Earlier, His Excellency Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State had through his representative, Hon. Henry Sakpra, the Commissioner for Special Duties, Delta State referred to Isoko Nation as one of the most organized.
He said thatGovernor Ifeanyi Okowa has brought good tidings of hope, and peace to the Isoko people.
He commended Amadhe for the success recorded within the short period of seven months, adding that the Governor has promised to fix pot holes in Isoko Roads which are very dear to the state.