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Boki Women Solicit Government Assistance To Encourage Less-Privileged …Celebrate New Yam Festival In Grand Style

It was a memorable day for the people of Boki in Cross River State when they gathered at the Stadium Road in Obio/Akpor LGA to celebrate their New Yam Festival.
The ceremony which was organized by the Boki Women Association Port Harcourt Branch witnessed a mammoth turn out of Boki sons and daughters as well as some eminent personalities across the nation, including Chief Hon. Ernest-Eki, member representing Boki Constituency 1 in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Chief Mrs. Rose Ernest Eki, Hon. Jona Obi Otu, Chairman Boki LGA, Hon. Cletus Obum, former Member of Cross River State House of Assembly, now State Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Cross Rivers State, Mrs. Janet O. Otu, the First Lady, Boki LGA, Cross River State, among others.
In a chat with journalists at the venue of the ceremony, Lady Theresa Akugbo, KSJ, the President Boki women Association, Port Harcourt Branch revealed that the association came into existence 35 years ago with the aim of encouraging co-operation and development of members, as well as assisting the less-privileged in the society through empowerment in their various fields of endeavor, stressing that the association has achieved tremendously since its creation years ago.
The first lady of Boki Women Association expressed her gratitude that the New Yam Festival celebration has enabled them to see most of their people, both daughters and sons some of who have not seen each other for long, including those living at home and abroad. She was optimistic that the celebration will be an annual event.
According to her, the association has united and created peace among the people of Boki both at home and abroad.
Lady Mrs. Akugbo who is also a teacher at the Government Teachers College, GTC, in Port Harcourt, appealed to government, corporate bodies and individuals to assist the association financially to facilitate their objectives of assisting the less privileged which she said would go a long way in reducing poverty, crime and death in the society.
She enjoined Boki Women both at home and abroad that have not registered with the association to avail themselves the opportunity and expressed her appreciation to those who graced the ceremony.
Highlights of the ceremony was the presentation of awards to some sons and daughters of Boki Cross River State. ###

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