Oraifite Youths Association Honours Sir Emeka Offor


"Sir Emeka Offor being honoured

The Oraifite Youths Association (O.Y.A) on 29th December, 2013 organised a grand reception in honour of Sir Emeka Offor, the Founder of Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF). Members of O.Y.A stated that the event was "to express the love and position of Oraifite Youths on the life and activities of a man who has in the past 20 years dedicated his life and wealth to the service of his people".
Notable dignitaries like Emeka Wogu - Minister of Labour & Productivity, Igwe Dr. Sir Chinedu Onyekwuluje - Igwe Ezenya 1 of Umunya, Chief Martins Agbaso - former gubernatorial aspirant in Imo state, Chief Eugene Ojukwu - MD/CEO Ekeson Motors Ltd, Frank Ejiofor - Deputy director, State Security Service (SSS), Barr. Okey Muo Aroh - former Idemili North LGA Chairman and a host of others were present at the ceremony.
In an address delivered by the National President of the Association, Mr Chinedu Odumegwu, Oraifite youths acknowledged that many sons and daughters of the community have contributed in building and keeping the people as one but Sir Offor has distinguished himself, by his unparalleled positive programmes. These include the Education, Youth Empowerment, Widows Cooperatives, Health Care Services and Infrastructural Development; which in one way or the other has impacted the life of every Oraifite indigene (home and abroad), the entire Igbo race and beyond. Mr. Odumegwu described Sir Offor as "THE HERO OF HIS PEOPLE". The reception was the best way they could recognize and appreciate Sir Emeka Offor, who has in the past 2 decades carried the burdens of others.
The event was not devoid of entertainment, the Ijele masquerade of HRH Eze Nya 1 of Umunya, Ajo Ofia Irefi masquerade, Egbelu Oba dance group from Ibolo, Adamma Ugochinyere dance group from Amakon, Irefi and many more, added glamour to the reception.
The high point of the day was the presentation of a trophy to Sir Emeka Offor by the Igwe of Umunya on behalf of Oraifite Youths Association, recognizing him as "THE HERO OF HIS PEOPLE". The Oraifite Improvement Union (O.I.U) Onitsha branch also presented a souvenir to Sir Offor.
Sir Offor in his speech thanked the Oraifite Youths Association and the entire Oraifite community for the rare honour. He made a promise to do more by the special grace of God.


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