NGURU MBAISE TO HONOUR FORMER MINISTER, ABC TRANSPORT BOSS, AND PUBLISHER OF VERBATIM MAGAZINE  AT NEW YAM FESTIVAL IN ABUJA

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Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Professor Viola Onwuliri, ABC Transport boss, Frank Nneji and Publisher of Verbatim Magazine, Tobs Agbaegbu will be among  prominent sons and daughters of Nguru, a tickly populated town in Aboh Mbaise Local Government area of Imo state,who will be honoured with awards  at the 2018 edition of  Iriji (new yam ) Mbaise cultural festival  in Abuja which will also serve as a platform for fund raising, on October 20.

Others who will be honoured at the occasion being put together to hold at H and C Event Centre in Area 1,  by the Abuja Chapter of  Nguru Development Union(NDU),a socio-cultural group, include Chief Patrick Ekeji, Former Director General ,National Sports Commission, Engineer John Chukwu, former Permanent Secretary, in the Federal Capital Territory, Chief Chijioke Ekechukwu,a renowned banker and  John Kennedy Opara, former Executive Secretary, Christian Pilgrims Welfare Commission.

NDU explained in statement issued yesterday and jointly signed by Chief Charles Ike, the  NDU Abuja President and Chief Theophilus Emeruwa, Chairman of the NDU Abuja 2018 Iriji Committee ,that the award recipients were singled out for  honour,in appreciation of their individualcontribution to the development of Nguru Mbaise and for services they rendered to humanity at large.

NDU also explained that the Nguru – Mbaise new yam festival is an annual event and component of the larger Mbaise program   which provides platform for the people to showcase their culture and promote love for farming as an occupation of majority in the area.

The ceremony which will be chaired by Chief Ekeji , with Minister of FCT and Professor Fabian Osuji, former Minister of Education as Special Guests of Honour will also feature live performances by the popular Abigbo Mbaise Cultural  group as well as by  other women cultural groups .

 

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