As part of accomplishing their aims and objectives as a group social crusaders, a well registered organization known as “Chisomaga Age Grade in Ezi-Obodo Autonomous Community in Owerri West LGA, Imo State, was on Monday, Feb.24th 2020, extended their hands of blessing by doling out various kinds of writing materials to the pupils of Nursery/Primary Schools in the area.
The pupils of the three major community schools who benefited from the academic support exercise from the age grade association are:” Ezi-Obodo Central School, Umuaya Comm.Sch.Ezi-Obodo and Town School Ezi-Obodo”.
Speaking to newsmen, the Chairman of Chisomaga Age Grade Asso.Ezi-Obodo, Comr.Obinna Unegbu, expressed satisfaction in given out writing materials to the children of Ezi-Obodo who are studying in Nursery/Primary Schools in Ezi-Obodo as part of encouraging them in their academic pursuits.
“We formed the association over 15 years ago as a socio-cultural group (age grades in Ezi-Obodo) to foster peace, unity, love and for community development. To enhance rapid community development,support positive moral altitudes amongst our young once. To attract infrastructural development into the community. To uplift the general standards of the Ezi-Obodo people and Owerri West at large. To fight against insecurity and support moral guidance”,the Chairman revealed.
Furthermore, the Asso.Chairman, Unegbu, while speaking, assured that the organisation under his watch shall continue to add positive value into the lives of the Ezi-Obodo people, even as he expressed optimisms that more dividends from his association would in no distant time be witnessed in Ezi-Obodo.
” We have to many plans for the development of our area. We are trying to embark on visible infrastructural projects that will edify Ezi-Obodo. We shall touch lives positively by offering free education, helping the less privileged and build houses for the poorest of the poor, assist in the down trodden, look into free health care system for the purpose of posterity”, he submitted.
Commending the association’s efforts in human capacity development in leveraging the pupils of Ezi-Obodo, Rev.Canon Joel Chima, of St.Marks’ Anglican Church Ezi-Obodo, Rev.Paul Chika Nnamani,who is in charge of the Baptist Church Ezi-Obodo, and Rev.Fr.Vernatius Ukachukwu, of St.Marys’ Catholic Parish Ezi-Obodo, respectively extolled the leadership of Chisomaga Age Grade for their kind gesture, even as they described the exercise as a welcome development which should be emulated by some other age grades, groups and well-meaning individuals in the locale.
The trio clerics,respectively commended the members of the association and prayed God Almighty to give the more financial resources to carry out more super projects for the interest of the community people.k
Rev.Fr.Joel Chima,in his words,lauded the movement of Chisomaga for their noble vision for remembering the children in the nursery/primary schools with Exercise books, pencils and biro, but lamented concerning the dilapidated states of the class room blocks in the schools in the area.
“We are calling on the State Govt.to return the schools back to the missionaries (the churches). The school formerly belongs to the church but the govt.is not capable in the management of the school especially the Ezi-Obodo Community (Primary) School. No child will learn anything good in the deplorable state of school. Govt.should give the churches back their original schools. It is very lamentable and regrettable seeing govt.schools collapsing”, Fr.Chima noted.
Other respected personalities ( community leaders and members of the Association) who were on the entourage of Chisomaga Age Grade to the three visited schools are:” the Patron of the Age Grade, Mr.Napoleon Nkwopara, the Vice Chairperson of the association,Mrs.Chinyere Ajaero, the European Branch Chairman of Chisomaga, Chief Charles Chibueze Iwunze,aka Charley B, and a very strong community builder, Hon.Chief Jude Ugwuegbulam, amongst other members of the Age Grade present too numerous to mention.
Also in attendance are:the Chairman of the Management Council of Ezi-Obodo/Ezi-Okele Autonomous Communities, Mr.Patrick Ozurumba.
Meanwhile,the Chisomaga Chairman in Europe, Chief Charles Chibueze Iwunze,(CEO of Zion Group of Companies Obinze)expressed delight to associate himself with the association, even as he vowed that the organization shall continuously impact positively into the lives of the people of Ezi-Obodo, Ezi-Okele and Owerri West people.
Charley B, futhermore enjoined some other illustrious persons in his area to follow suits towards the developing Ezi-Obodo.