Builder Sir Blessing Obomovo and five other illustrious sons and daughters of Otor-Owhe Community in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, over the weekend bagged Special Recognition award for their humanitarian services and selfless contribution to the community’s development.
Sir Blessing Obomovo, was honoured with an award of Excellence in recognition of his immense contributions to the development of Youths and Sports, alongside Engr. Jerry & Mrs Flora Utunedi, for Community Educational Development Award.
Others were, AIG Felix Ogbaudu, for Community Educational Development Award, Mr Innocent Udu, for community Educational development award, Sir (Hon) Tony & Lady Juliana Okwabor, for community Educational development award, Engr. Wilfred Atunu, for community Educational development award and Mrs. Eunice Nwokoro, for community women development award.
Speaking after receiving his award, Sir Obomovo, commended Otor-Owhe Community Development Union (OCDU) for honouring him and other illustrious sons and daughters of the community with their various awards, noting that, the award will motivates him and others to aim higher, achieve more, and spur them to contribute more to the development of Otor-Owhe.
He appealed to all Otor-Owhe Sons and Daughters in both home and diaspora to always come home and contribute their own quota to the development of the community.
Earlier on in his address, the President General of Otor-Owhe Community Development Union, Engr. Wilfred Atunu, said that, the maiden edition of the O.C.D.U. Educational Assistance Scheme to deserving students of Higher institutions, featuring lecture from the erudite motivational speaker, Dr. Charles Apoki and presentation of special Awards of Recognition to Distinguished Otor-Owhe Sons and Daughters for their sterling contributions towards the growth and development of Otor-Owhe Community through their educational support and youth development programme.
He noted that, the special Award of Recognition is first of it’s kind in the history of Otor-Owhe community, it became necessary appreciation is an elixir for more performance.
“It is worthy to note that the 1st edition had in total 15 beneficiaries drawn across board. 10 beneficiaries from Category A, comprising of students from the Universities and 5 from Category B, comprising of students from the Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, School of Health/Nursing and other institutions of learning that awards complementary certificates.
“Each of the student beneficiaries from Category A, will be going home with the sum of #100, 000, apiece as Educational Grant and that of Category B, will be taking home #50,000, apiece.” Engr. Wilfred Atunu stated.