NAIG PAYS VISIT TO OMOBA TSOLA EMIKO
By Tetsoma Neyin
The National Association of Itsekiri Graduates(NAIG), an umbrella body of all Itsekiri graduates has paid a Courtesy visit to the Olu of Warri Designate, Omoba Tsola Emiko in his G.R.A residence in Warri where he is currently undergoing his Idaniken rite(Isolation), today Wednesday July 21, 2021.
The National President of the Association, Comr. Ben Eyitemi Eburajolo in his address intimated the Omoba, the core values of NAIG as well as achievements and constraints faced by the noble Association.
Comr. Eburajolo who highlighted some of NAIG outstanding achievements to include; Scavenge for job slots for our members from the IOCs working in our land, State and Federal Civil Service, Government Parastatals and Private firms, Free tutorials for students for the past 15 years, Free WAEC enrollment for over 200 Itsekiri indigent students, grant Scholarship to an Indigent Itsekiri child to further her education, engage in Community Services, distribute Itsekiri learning and writing materials across schools in the 3 Warri LGAs and be in the forefront of some Itsekiri struggles.
Comr. Eburajolo who went further to state some major challenges of the Association as lack of funds, lack of supports from Itsekiri leaders and the association not been carried along in the affairs of the kingdom despite its rich and abundant intellectual capacity, appealed for more support from the Palace, adding that the Association is always ready to work with the Palace in any capacity assigned to them.
"We have no doubt that once you ascend the throne of your Forefathers as the 21st Olu of Warri kingdom, the narratives will change and NAIG will smile again and we will regain what we have lost over the years. You have been of great help to the association even when you never knew you will ascend this accent throne of your forefathers", he concluded.
Responding, the Olu of Warri designate whose Grand Coronation Ceremony has been slated for Saturday August 21, 2021 at Ode-Itsekiri Olu(Big Warri), thanked the alumni body for their efforts thus far and promised to work with them especially in the area of infrastructure.
Other notable Chiefs of the Palace present are; Chief Johnson Atserunleghe(Iyatsere of Warri kingdom), Chief Gabriel Awala,(Uwangue of Warri kingdom), Chief Yaya Pessu, Chief Clement Akpeto, Chief Eugene Ikomi, Chief C.D. Ikomi, and Chief Roland Oritsejafor.