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OMENOGOR PLEDGES EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP As he emerges Chairman, Ndokwa Elders Forum

Jul 4, 2023 #News

An entrepreneur, philanthropist, socialite and community leader, Chief Dele Omenogor, has been elected the new chairman of Ndokwa Elders Forum, NEF.

Omenogor’s emergence followed the dissolution of the Forum’s executive committee led by the former chairman, Chief Lucky Efe, at a meeting held last Thursday July 29,2023, in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Council.

The 11-man executive committee members, drawn from Ndokwa West, Ndokwa East and Ukwuani local councils respectively, will run the Forum’s affairs for the next four years.

Speaking shortly after taken the Oath of Office, Chief Omenogor expressed gratitude to his co-members for finding the executive members worthy of the positions.

He pledged to provide effective leadership and build on the good foundation laid by the two former chairmen in order to enhance the attainment of the Forum’s objectives.

He, however, solicited members’ support to enable the new EXCO to take the Forum to the next level of new membership drive and deepen its advisory role on issues that affect the all-round development of the area.

“The mandate given to us will be best discharged with maximum cooperation from our esteemed members. You all know that without the closeness of trees in the forest the monkey cannot skillfully jump from tree to tree”, added Omenogor who spoke in Ukwuani language.

The new EXCO has Chairman, Chief Dele Omenogor(Ukwuani LGA); 1st Vice-Chairman, Elder Paul Anibuzor (Ndokwa East LGA); 2nd Vice-Chairman, Chief Paul Elimuya (Ndokwa West); General Secretary, Sir Francis Otunuya Idigbe(Ndokwa West); Assistant Secretary, Mr. Lucky Chukwuma (Ndokwa East); Financial Secretary, Chief Best Osugba (Ukwuani); Treasurer, Chief Solomon Ugwulu (Ukwuani); Organising Secretary, Hajia Omeshamisu Omoni Johnson (Ndokwa West); Public Relations Officer, Chief Obi Ijeoma (Ndokwa East); Welfare Officer, 1. Madam Oseji (Ndokwa West); Welfare Officer 2., Gaius Odigili (Ukwuani).

The six-member Board of Trustees has the chairman, Okwa Paul Okpor and Chief Lucky Efe, both from Ndokwa West; Chief Chukwusa Odili Anthony and Chief Dr. Ugboma Charles Olisa, representing Ndokwa East, while Chief Esimobi Nwabudike, Secretary, BOT, and Ogbuefi Eric Anigala are from Ukwuani LGA.

The Ex-Officio members are Chief Agadaaga (Ndokwa West), Chief Agbanashi(Ndokwa East) and Chief Mrs Rita Adaobi Enu (Ndokwa West)

Founded in 2017 by a number of personalities under the pioneer chairmanship of Okwa Paul Okpor but formally incorporated in July 2018, the NEF seeks to foster unity and understanding among the 36 kingdoms and clans in Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal constituency, promote greater political and cultural awareness and liaises with similar bodies to attract development to the area.

Other objectives as itemised in the NEF’s constitution include its advocacy to redress the unenviable identity of the area as the only ethnic nationality without a public tertiary educational institution in Delta State, imperatives of stepping down electricity to boost power supply to the area from the Kwale/Okpai IPP which ironically feeds other parts of the country, prolonged neglect of the area in spite of its status as a leading oil/gas producing area and getting a fair share of the dividends of democracy due the area from the state and the Federal level.

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