Okowa, Bello, Ihedioha, others for book launch in Asaba
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his Kogi State counterpart, Governor Yahaya Bello will be special guests of honour at the launch of a book on pilgrimage scheduled for presentation in Asaba on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
Former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha will be Chairman of the event, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Arkleen Oil and Gas Limited, Dele Omenogor, will be Chief Launcher of the book, while an author and philanthropist, Joshua Opia, will review the book.
Titled: The Experience and written by Special Assistant on Media to Okowa, Comrade Fidelis Egugbo, the book focuses on religious pilgrimages captured through the author’s journalistic eyes.
The Experience is about some rarely projected features of Christian pilgrimages with significant acknowledgement of Governor Okowa’s efforts at encouraging and supporting the development of Christianity in Delta State and beyond.
It also chronicles religious sites in Israel and Rome, backed up with passages from the Bible, how Nigeria could be better, the need to encourage pilgrimages and why Christians should remain steadfast in their faith and belief.
MEANWHILE, CleverMinds Foundation, a Non-Governmental-Organisation (NGO), has unveiled the first free private primary school for orphans and out-of-school children in Iyara Community in Delta State.
A statement issued by the Executive Director, Zion Oshiobugie, revealed that the foundation was able to meet up its deadline of completing the building within four months, in spite of the odds totally with the resumption of schools in September.
“I am delighted that the foundation made history today with this project. We cannot forget the kindness of kind-hearted persons, who supported us to realize this dream. We have no doubt that this school will contribute to the reduction of out-of-school children in Delta State and Nigeria,” he said.
The free private school in Iyara is the second operated by the foundation, while the first is located at Edjeba Community and the Delta State Government has granted its license to operate through the Ministry of Basic Education.
Chairman of the community, Efe Odili, lauded the foundation for the gesture of the foundation and assured the safety of the school, adding that members of the community would do everything to ensure that the school runs smoothly.