- Sets aside 3 Million Naira endowment fund for continuation of the program.
- Christens the Essay competition Hon Arnold Davids Essay Writing Competition.
The Executive Chairman of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area, Hon Barr Vincent Nemieboka has called on stakeholders of the LGA to invest more on education.
The Chairman made the assertion during the grand finale of the median edition of the 2023 Ogu/Bolo Essay Writing Competition held at the Council secretariat in Ogu.
He enjoined them to to put in more resources into developing education in the LGA because it’s a collective responsibility of everyone to mentor and nurture the younger generation.
He commended the Supervisor for Education, Comrade Aribibia Ngeribara who has outlined laudable educational programs for students in the LGA which the Essay competition is one of them.
To ensure sustainability and continuation of the essay competition, Barr Vincent Nemieboka pledged the sum Three Million Naira as an endowment fund, he also Christens the competition “Hon Arnold Davids Essay Writing Competition” and to promote it further he said another phase of the competition will be conducted in December to accommodate youths who are not based in the LGA.
In addition to the prizes won by the best three finalists, the Chairman gave them additional One Hundred Thousand Naira and every participant got Fifty Thousand Naira.
In his key note address, Dr Joel Daddie, the keynote speaker presented a paper on the titled, Unveiling the legacy; Exploring the history of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area. He gave a brief history on the creation of Ogu/Bolo LGA and the functions of the LGA.
Dr Daddie also enumerated the legacy achievements of Hon Vincent Nemieboka, he also outlined some challenges and also proffered solutions to solving the challenges.
Speaking after the program, the Supervisor for Education, Comrade Aribibia Ngeribara said the process started three months ago, he thanked the Executive Chairman of the LGA for his approval and support of the program noting that it was a huge success.
Rex Amerika Tamuno-Imbu with 93 points was the overall winner and when home with Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira, Amos Elliot scoring 89 points was in second position and got One Hundred Thousand Naira and The Third position went to Alli Violet Tamuno-Opubo, she scored 86 points and went home with One Hundred Thousand Naira.
Hon Arnold Davids, Member Representing Ogu/Bolo in the Rivers State House of Assembly thanked the Executive Chairman for giving the his support towards the success of the essay competition and promised to keep the vision going on. He gave the winners Fifty Thousand Naira each while Chief Adokiye Ochemiebia, Chairman Ogu Divisional Council of Chiefs gave Alli Violet Fifty Thousand Naira.
Chief Press Secretary
Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area