Akeredolu and Chikwe storm Owerri for EGOGA Global Reunion

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Ondo State Governor and First Lady, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu and Betty-Anyanwu-Akeredolu
Former Minister of Aviation, Mrs Kema Chikwe

The First Lady of Ondo State, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi and a former Minister of Aviation, Mrs Kema Chikwe are set to take Owerri, the Imo State capital by storm for the maiden Global Reunion of Egbu Girls Old Girls Association (EGOGA).

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Ernest Ebi is also among the crème de la crème that will throng the event billed to hold between the 19th and 22nd of December 2019.

Speaking ahead of the programme, the Coordinator of EGOGA, Mrs Ijeoma Enekwa says Reunion activities will feature the inaugural Ms. Winifred Hubbard Lecture.

According to her, Ms Hubbard is the first Principal of the school, “there will also be Gala/Awards Night, a Medical Mission and Thanksgiving Service,” she added.

“While Ambassador Kema Chikwe will chair the inaugural lecture, Mr Peter Obi will be the Special Guest of honour and Arabinrin Betty Akeredolu will deliver the keynote address on “Building The Next Generation of Female leaders: The Girl Child Education. The session will be moderated by renowned Publisher of The Source Magazine, Dame Comfort Obi; both the First lady of Ondo State and Dame Obi are alumni of the school,” Mrs Enekwa stressed.

Other dignitaries

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) will be the Special Guest of Honour, the Gala/Awards Night will be chaired by Mr Ernest Ebi while a former Director General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange- Sir Onyewuchi Asinobi is the Father of the day just as the Anglican Bishop of Egbu Diocese, Rt. Rev Geoffrey Okorafor will be the Chief Host.

The Governor of Imo State, Mr Emeka Ihedioha and the Managing Director of Emzor, Dr Stella Okoli will also grace the occasion.

Focus of Reunion

Aside from helping Old school mates reconnect, the reunion is majorly aimed at raising funds to rebuild the dilapidated school infrastructure.

The Coordinator hinted that the Association planned to use the reunion and several others to give back to the Alma Mater which explained why the reunion was tagged “A time to give back.”

Projects commissioning

As part of giving back to the school, four projects would be commissioned during the reunion: a new fence covering the dormitory area, a gate, two sets of six toilet and bath facilities and a kitchen.

Egbu Girls Secondary School was founded in 1962 as a mission school; it was taken over by government and returned to the Mission in 2010.

Edited by Eniola Ajayi

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