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Rumuokwurushi Community Honours Comr. James Nnanna, Others…As Chief Alfred Amadi Calls For Peace

Good name, as it is generally said, is better than riches. And if not for anything, that is what comrade James Nnanna, the Community Town Council boss of Rumuokwurushi, has achieved for himself in his three months tenure.
History was made at Rumuokwurushi Town Hall, on the 13th of April, 2012, where men and women of the community, including youths converged for the very first time to celebrate Rumuokwurushi Cultural Day. In his address presentation, James Nnanna had told the people that in his three months in office was able to build an office complex at Oil Mill Market, build a link road from MTN to one of their neigbouring communities, provide a skill acquisition centre, where computers and kitchen utensils were made available to empower the people of Rumuokurushi.
Provision of a billboard at Oil Mill Market to showcase the market to would be visitors in the state, provision of a mini motor park, behind Oil Mill Market and the payment of N2,000 each, to every widow in the community on every Oil Mill Market days, to take care of their food items, were his other achievements. Comrade Nnanna promised that the cultural day celebration will now be an annual event in Rumuokwurushi, adding that the award presentation was in recognition of those men and women in the community, that have distinguished themselves in one endeavour or the other.
The event also witnessed an inter-communal cultural dance competition, which was won by the women of Mgbu-Ori Community, in Rumuokurushi. As one of the recipients of the Development Merit Award, Comrade James Nnanna thanked the people of Rumuokurushi for the honour done him, the enablement and opportunity to serve them. While Mr. Nelson Ewunuonu, another awardee of the Prestigious Development Award, noted that the honour bestowed on him was as a result of his selfless contributions to the community, which he started in his early 20s till date.
Mr. Wali emphasized further that his contributions to the work of God and humanity knows no bound as he has contributed virtually to the development of different churches that are domiciled in Rumuokwurushi, despite being a catholic. Nelson told newsmen that he has also contributed immensely to the progress and development of Rumuokurushi; in the areas of human capital development, through the provision of scholarship awards to youths at different educational levels and did participate and contributed to the building of Rumuokurushi Community Secondary School, amongst others.
Meanwhile, Chief Isaac Elenwo, Chairman, Mgbuoru Community Rumuokurushi, has described the Rumuokurushi Cultural Day as first of its kind. He commended the efforts of Comrade James Nnanna in just three months, adding that it has surpassed every other administration that has ever been in place in the community.
While Chief Alfred Amadi, Chairman, Council of Chiefs, Mgbu-ori Community in Rumuokurushi and the MD/CEO of Omasikwo Guest House, used the medium to advise the Obio/Akpor LG Council to stop the imposition of candidates on the people of Rumuokurushi, pointing out that such gesture has been the source of all the problems of his people (Rumuokurushi) and called on Governor Rotimi Amaechi to help solve the problem of electricity outage that has been in the Community for the past three months and enjoined the youths and people of the Rumuokurushi to always maintain peace and order in the Community. ###

By Blaise Elumezie

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