The member representing Ihitte/Uboma LGA in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Chief Michael Onyemaechi Njoku (Crown)on Sunday November 8, 2020, dedicated his second son, Master Ofornna Malvin-Crown Njoku in a thanksgiving service at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Umuderim, Ihitte/Uboma LGA.
The occasion was also used to commission an ultra modern market built and constructed by Hon. Crown Njoku and donated to Umuderim Community of Ihitte/Uboma, as a token of his sincere appreciation for their support, and also rendered financial support for the renovation of St Peter’s Catholic church, Umuderim.
He was later given a civic reception and homecoming honour, by the people of Umuderim Autonomous Community in recognition of his victory as a member representing Ihitte/Uboma state constituency in Imo State House of Assembly. He consequently was installed with a chieftaincy title of “Ofor-Oha” 1 of Erim, Umuderim by His Royal Highness (HRH) Eze VSO Okafor, Erim 1 of Umuderim.
Speaking at the occasion, the Ihitte/Uboma lawmaker, Hon. Crown Njoku appreciated the people of Umuderim for the grand reception and the title given to him as “Ofor-Oha”, “which signifies truth and honesty”,adding that this has encouraged and motivated me, to do more.
According to him, the title “Ofor-Oha” 1 of Erim Umuderim was inspired by His Royal Highness (HRH) Eze VSO Okafor himself for adding to the development of the community”. For given me such a prestigious title “I believe he has chosen me to serve in truth and honesty and anybody with ‘Ofor’ is known to be an honest and sincere person, which I chose to be. I want to represent peace and unity that is why this title is befitting to my personality and will do all it takes to uphold this title”.
He further assured the people of Ihitte/Uboma and Imo State at large, that he will continue to be the mouth piece of the people, make laws and sponsor motions that will be beneficial to Ihitte/Uboma citizens and Imolites in general. He added that he will use his office to attract development and infrastructure, empower and engage the youths of Ihitte/Uboma, in addition to assisting the women, less privileged and elders.
He also promised the people of Umuderim that he will build and commission a health centre for them before January 2021.
The wife of the member representing Ihitte/Uboma in Imo State House of Assembly, Lolo Njoku Juliet Ogechi in her brief vote of thanks, appreciated everyone that attended the occasion. According to her,the birth of their son Master Ofornna Malvin-Crown Njoku whom they dedicated in thanksgiving, came during the Coronavirus era and “it was an uplifting moment for us to have such a perfect gift from God at that time when things were so down and slow”. She added that his arrival brought so much open doors for them. Michael Crown Njoku also said that the arrival of the son, Ofornna, Malvin-Crown brought so much joy, progress and success into his family, “I see him as the replica and symbol of royalty and his name “Ofornna” is befitting to what he represents.
The Deputy Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Amara Chyna Iwuanyanwu was the Chief Guest of honour and had the rare opportunity of commissioning the market. Also in attendance was the Deputy Governor of Imo State and former Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Prof. Placid Njoku. In his speech at the tripartite ceremony the representation of the Governor, Chief Charles Orie who doubles as the Managing Director of ISOPADEC, promised to draw the attention of the Governor to the dilapidated and impassable condition of the rural conditions of Ihitte/Uboma road.The occasion witnessed a novelty football match by Ihitte/Uboma Catholic priests in honor of the Lawmaker
Some of the dignitaries that attended the occasion includes; Commissioner for commerce and industry,Hon. Simeon Ebegbulam, the Interim Committee Chairman of Ihitte/Uboma LGA, Hon. Chike Olemgbe, the Chairman of the Occasion, Chief Engr. Innocent Enwenaonu, the Speaker Imo House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins and almost all the Imo House of Assembly members to support their colleague.