ATTAH OF IGALA COMMENDS PWEF FOR HUMANITARIAN ACTIVITIES
The Attah of Igala land, His Royal Majesty Dr. Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni has decried artificial boundaries created by humanity, noting that these artificial boundaries have fostered enmity, strife and other forms of ungodly acts in the society.
The traditional ruler who is also the Chairman of Kogi State Traditional Rulers Council, expressed his concern while speaking at a colourful ceremony where he was vested as the Life Patron of Paragon World Empowerment Foundation (PWEF), an Imo State based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO); with offices in about 26 states of the country.
The ceremony took place at the Prestigious City Global Hotel and Towers along Port Harcourt Road,Owerri, Imo State. Other notable Nigerians honoured at the ceremony along with the traditional ruler were: Ambassador Uche Ogbuagu, a lawmaker, representing Ikeduru Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly;Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers State; Wife of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State; and late Samuel Okwaraji, who was posthumously honoured.
The Attah of Igala who said he was touched and impressed by the activities of the Foundation noted that“we are in a wicked world where most people often care less about the plights of other people and their neighbours”. According to him, there should be no boundaries between the peoples of the world, irrespective of their status, tribe and religion, in order to make the world a better place. He commended the Foundation for its activities, aimed at braking these human made barriers and bring succor and happiness to the poor and marginalized people in the society.
The traditional ruler disclosed that God had “arrested” him as the Chief Priest of all,adding that the Igala Stool which is shrouded in lots of secrecy is meant to be used in serving God and humanity. He pledged to further use his position to serve God and humanity as the Life Patron of Paragon World Empowerment Foundation.
A representative of the Sam Okwaraji family, Mr. Chidozie Achonwa in his response after receiving the posthumous Award for the late footballer regretted that Nigeria Football administrators have decided to forget the late footballer’s family, especially his aged mother; despite the fact that he served the country to the ultimate, with his life.He reiterated that Sam Okwaraji who had his First and Second Degrees in International Law died playing football for Nigeria without asking the Federal Government for any allowance.
Going down memory lane on the existence of the organization;Princess Roseline Njideka Nwanesi, President and Founder of the NGO disclosed that the outfit that started like an act of charity in 2006 became a full-fledged Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in 2016 when it was incorporated at CAC for empowerment and support to widows, less privileged, orphans and destitute in the society.
The founder who noted the giant strides of the foundation, including having offices in about 26 states of the country, said Paragon World Empowerment Foundation is affiliated to more than 26 International Organizations; with focus on how to make the World a better place for all. The Imo state born Princess disclosed that God started answering her prayers when people like HRM, the Attah Igala offered to sustain the vision and philosophy of PWEF.
Earlier in his opening remarks, Comrade Beganto Agu Diamond who is the Secretary of the Foundation averred that the organization sought the presence of the Monarch not just to be honored but to witness the operations of the PWEF.
He said the foundation selected a few people to be bestowed with honours based on their outstanding contributions to the betterment of other people’s life and lauded the Monarch for his benevolent heart which he said is without boundaries.