The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has called on well-to-do Nigerians to use their God-given positions to contribute to the development of their alma mater as it would go a long way in uplifting the standard of education in the country.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege made the call while speaking at the Saint George’s Grammar School, Obinomba, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State Old Boys Association (SAGOBA) Diamond Jubilee Celebration & 100Million Naira E-Library and Administrative Block Fund Raising Ceremonies held at the school premises, weekend.
The Deputy Senate President who is an Old Boy of Saint George’s Grammar School Obinomba, to use Government instruments to make sure the school which has produced great men and women doing great in their various fields of endeavours to actualize it’s objectives.
Expressing gratitude over the numerous turnaround that had taken place in the school environment, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege promised to erect a storey building that will have six classrooms up and six classrooms down, just as he said he would also Dinning Hall and construction of 100 bed space each for both male and female hostels.Chief
He urged the present executive of SAGOBA to judiciously use the fund that was realized to ensure a massive turnaround of the school, even as he charge the students emulate great feats the old students have made, assuring them that the sky will be their limit as they take their studies seriously.
The Chairman of the occasion, Chief John Ehikwe who happened to be the first Senior Prefect of the school, expressed gratitude to God for sustaining the school in spite of her little beginning.
According to Chief Ehikwe, “We need to celebrate this great citadel of learning which started in 1960 like a twinkling little star. This inestimable jewel called St. George’s College, Obinomba has over the years , moulded individuals who today occupy enviable positions in various fields of human endeavour. ”
“It is needless to bore you with a compendium of nationally and internationally-acclaimed professionals, scientists, and the who-is-who in private and public establishments produced by this college, whose accomplishments have taken the world by storm.”
He appealed to the government and it’s agencies, private establishments, the Diocese, Old Students of the noble institution and other kind-hearted individuals to support the school to keep the flag flying and for God to keep most of them alive to witness the Platinum Anniversary.
In an address by yhe National President of SAGOBA, Engr Cosmos Nwanwene, said the school turned sixty in 2020 but could not celebrate because of COVID-19. He thereby thanked God for making the Diamond Jubile
e a reality inspite of the challenge that came with the pandemic.
Engr. Nwanwene enumerated the achievements recorded by his Executive to include the ongoing rehabilitation of the assembly hall, remodelling of the front fence, the design for the main entrance, institution of a comprehensive insurance policy for interested SAGOBITES which has been extended to their spouses, amongst others.
While saying that the inventor of the fastest computer in the world as St today, Dr. Philip Emeagwali, is an old boy of the school, Engr. Nwanwene said his executives have completed the design of a hundred million Naira (N100million) Administrative Building and E-Library for the School.
Some of the old students who were honoured with awards for their contribution to overall development of the school and others includes Chief John Ehikwe, Architect Ben Neye Akogo, Pastor Ifeanyi Agbeyeke, Engr. (Prof) Amazing Walter Otunyo, Sunday Andrew Omolu and Dr. Billy Agha.
Others were, Engr. Amuchi GOC, Prof. Abel Nze Onunu, Sir. Fidelis Tilije, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Babatunde John Kwame.