Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo former Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House Assembly and member of the Federal House of Representatives presently representing Nkwerre, Isu, Njaba and Nwangele federal constituency has expressed his intention to float a foundation in memory of his late father.
The legislator who is also Chief Executive Officer of OZB Communications stated this when the Nigeria Union of journalists, Imo State Council led by Comrade Precious Nwadike paid him a condolence visit in his country home.
Hon. Ozurigbo, who prior to going to the national assembly represented Nwangele State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly noted that his late father who was until his death the chairman of OZB communications laid the foundation for him and his siblings to be successful in life, hence the foundation he intends to float as a Non Governmental organization will promote the ideals and values his late father propagated while alive.
He described his late father as an experienced business man who often advised him on how to be successful in life.
“At the age of 89, we are not mourning our father’s demise. We are rather thanking and appreciating God for his eventful life and all he did for our people for which he will be remembered. While alive, my late father did not for once fail or relent in supporting any worthwhile proposal that would enhance the cause of humanity. That I think, has to a large extent influenced my lifestyle”.
He thanked the NUJ for finding time to come and commiserate with him and wished them well.
Earlier in his speech, Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Imo NUJ, Comrade Precious Nwadike said they came to commiserate with him on the death of his father and also assure him of the union’s willingness to support him media wise as they step up preparation for the burial.
Some members of Imo NUJ who accompanied Comrade Nwadike on the visit include, Chibuike Chukwu of NTA, Vice Chairman and Austin Okoro, Secretary of Imo NUJ, respectively, Barr Vivian Otti, Chairperson of National Association of Woman Journalists (NAWOJ) Imo State chapter, Chidiebube Okeoma, Imo State Correspondent of Punch Newspaper, and Stephanie Michael, of Trumpeta Newspaper.