Thursday, June 13, 2013

Akokwa Christian Elites 2013 Eminent Persons’ Dinner

2012 Guest Speaker,Bar. James Ocholi (SAN) with Mr Cliff Onyeje, Lagos branch President.


~ By Ingram Osigwe

An independent and politically neutral group of highly accomplished indigenes of the Akokwa Community in Imo State of Nigeria, known as Akokwa Christian Elites, will host its annual dinner on Saturday June 15th 2013 at the main banquet hall of the Lagos Sheraton and Towers Hotel.

Akokwa Christian Elites is made up of businessmen and women, professionals, intellectuals and other categories of peace loving and socially constructive men and women who believe in the supremacy of God and who live a life guided by Him through the Christian faith. The group in its entirety believes that God is the source of all providence and is committed to efforts towards the provision of good living conditions for everyone, as right of all Akokwa indigenes. Astute in their nation building efforts, their primary focus is Akokwa community where they foster positive changes in the lives of the indigenes but their activities inspire community efforts in the surrounding environs where they are viewed as excellent examples. The group desires to see truth, honesty, love, integrity and fear of God prevail above all other things in Akokwa.

They aim to increase positive aspirations among all, especially the young and developing generations by inviting distinguished citizens of Nigeria with Godly charisma as Guest Speakers and role models at the annual dinner party.

 Bishop Charles Ubatu.
 Bishop Charles Ubatu.
 Bishop Charles Ubatu.

Previous editions have hosted distinguished Nigerians like Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa of Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc., and former Chairman Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Mr. Tony Ewelike, CEO, A. G Homes, Arc. Azike Diribe, a First class Architect of the Integrated Consortium, Mr. Marvel Akpoyibo, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Administration, Professor Pat Utomi of the Lagos Business School, His Excellency Rt Honourable Senator Anyim Pius Anyim (GCON) Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Bar. James Ocholi (SAN), the Pro-Chancellor of Salem University, Kogi State. The 2013 dinner will host as guest speaker, Arc Ifeanyi Odedo, Managing Director, Sharon Ultimate and Sharon Regency Hotels, Abuja.

ENGR Greg Obioha of Mantrac Nigeria Ltd, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and Mr. Cliff Onyeje.

The Guest Speaker, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.
The Guest Speaker, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.

It will be recalled that Akokwa Christian Elites, in its quest to add values to the lives of Akokwa citizens have evolved several welfare programmes ranging from financial grants and empowerments for Widows every Christmas season to Banquets for the Royal fathers encouraging them to keep their thrones Godly. The group also organizes mass Christian Evangelical programmes (crusades), University Scholarship Schemes for indigent students. The essence of the University Scholarship Scheme is to fund the education of high performing students from indigent backgrounds as the group believes that the best form of empowerment and the highest legacy any generation can receive is sound education. Their scholarship scheme has stirred up academic competition in Akokwa clan leading to some of the recipients graduating with first class degrees from higher institutions. They have also sponsored for two consecutive years willing traditional rulers to the “ANNUAL SOUTH EASTERN CONFERENCE OF TRADITIONAL RULERS” which holds at the House of Assembly Enugu. This is a forum where the traditional rulers were taught how to administer from their thrones with a sense of equity, fairness and justice, tempered with the fear of God, in the belief that their changed lives will cascade down to their subjects and bring peace to their various communities.

Mr. Cliff Onyeje reading his Welcome Address. Left is the SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.

Mr. Iyke Simeon Ebelebe and Mr. Charles Anusionwu.
Akokwa Christian Elites shuns all divisive tendencies and recognizes only the leadership of God in its decisions. The group is not inclined towards any factionary camps political or otherwise. Their vision is reconciliation, truth, fairness, progress, sacrifice and unity. The group is preoccupied with putting smiles on the faces of the people with no conditions attached. Members are not levied to fund projects rather all budgets are voluntarily sponsored by members.

The general public are hereby invited to unwind, socialize, reintegrate and refocus for a life of purpose in an evening of Godly fellowship that will engender positive transformations in the lives of all guests.

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