–Begins Football Tournament
– Dr Paddy Njoku to deliver lecture;Alaribe Assures Committee Readiness
It was a glorious moment recently during the flagging off ceremony of Annual Cultural Festival of Uvuru Community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State christened “BIA WERE OJI” that will be coming up on December 26th 2019.
The ceremony which took place at Orie Uvuru market square was a colourful one as it offered an opportunity for the Chairman Central Organizing Committee of the event Dimkpa, Chimuanya Alaribe to highlight some of the activities and programmes that will mark the event such as football tournament, cultural exhibition etc.
Speaking during the ceremony the Traditional Ruler of Ama-Assa Uvuru Autonomous Community Eze, M.O. Njoku said that the flagging off of the event is a clear indication that Ama-Assa Community has accepted to host the Cultural Festival on the 26th December, 2019, adding that the event promotes the culture and heritage of the people of Uvuru.
In his speech,Chimuanya Alaribe made it clear that the Cultural Festival serve as a guide and roadmap for unification of the five Autonomous Communities, value addition in promoting the culture and tradition of the people of Uvuru, promotion of brotherly love, exposition of the vast human resources, positioning of the youths for the challenges of tomorrow among others.
Dimkpa Alaribe noted that the Central Organizing Committee has introduced Bia Were Oji Uvuru 2019 football tournament and the tournament is solely sponsored by Sir Stanley Amuchie and will be christened Bia Were Oji Uvuru/Good Light Foundation Football tournament.
Alaribe used the opportunity to mobilize the Nine Villages in Uvuru with cash of N 10,000 each and footballs to support their preparation for the tournament which will be declared open by the chairman of Imo State sports commission, Chief Fan Ndubuoke.
According to him there will be handsome prizes to be announced before the tournament for the following categories, winners/Champions, first runners up, second runners up, Best player of the tournament, Highest goal scorer, Best goal keeper and the committee has concluded arrangement with Aboh Mbaise referees Association to ensure that all matches are fairly and justly officiated.
He urged the Traditional Rulers in the area to promote the event through enlighten programmes and commended Sir Stanly Amuchie, Barr. Iheukwumere Alaribe, Decon Nnamdi Alaribe and other notable sons and daughters of Uvuru for their support and contributions.
Also speaking Eze G.C.
Adiukwu commended the organizing committee for such a wonderful ceremony and described it as unique, pointing out that the ceremony is a clear evidence that Ama-Assa Umukohie Umudinka Autonomous Community is ready to host Bia Were Oji Uvuru 2019.
Meanwhile, the immediate past Chairman of National Examination Council, NECO, Dr paddy Njoku will be lecturer for the occasion which promises to be insightful.The lecture shall be presented in Igbo language, inline with the program of the event.