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The University of Lagos Alumni Association, Warri Circle, achieved a rare milestone with the groundbreaking ceremony of its Secretariat Complex on Friday, 26thJanuary, 2024. The event took place at the Secretariat site on a spacious land space at the junction of Old Adeje road, along the Effurun-Sapele Expressway, at Ometan-Okpe Community, in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.
The event was graced by the National President of the Association Engr. (Sir) Chief IfeOluwa Oyedele, FNSE; Immediate Past National President, UNILAG Alumni, and Chairman, Channels Television Dr. John Momoh, OON, represented by Hon. Bala Abdul, the Immediate Past National Vice President, UNILAG Alumni Association, National Secretary, Chief Adebisi Ogundipe, Esq.
Others were: National Social Secretary, Mr. Francis Shonubi, National Internal Auditor, Mr. Yomi Owoeye, National Publicity Secretary, Mrs. Funmi Falobi, Legal Adviser, Asaba Branch, Hon. Emmanuel Diei, Esq, and secretariat staff of the National office including the Executive Secretary, Mrs. Yetunde Abatan, Alumni Relations Manager, Mr. Seun Badejo and Digital Media officer, Mr. Jeremiah Olatinwo. Also present at the ceremony were traditional rulers who are alumni of the Institution. They include HRM Noble Eshemitan, Orefe III, FCA, The Ovie of Oghara Kingdom and HRM Sunday Odogu Okpurhe, Uduaka I, The Ovie of Mosogar Kingdom.
Other Royal Fathers were: HRM Maj. Gen. Felix A. Mujakperuo, mni (Rtd), Orhue I, The Orodje of Okpe Kingdom and Chairman, Traditional Rulers Council, Delta State, represented by his Prime Minister, Chief Michael Afe; HRM A.V.M. Lucky Ochuko Ararile (Rtd), Awaeke I, Ovie of Umiaghwa-Abraka Kingdom represented by Chief (Hon) Iboyidede Midwest.
Other dignitaries present include the Chairman of the occasion, Olorogun Albert Akpomudje, SAN, Otota of Olomu Kingdom; Justice Jonathan Shakarho (Rtd); Chief Victor Otomiewo, the Unuevworo of Uvwie Kingdom; Chief and Chief (Mrs)Amos E. Okoro, past Chairman of the Association, among several other dignitaries.
The occasion was also graced by a delegation from the University of Ibadan Alumni Association, Warri Branch, led by its Chairman, Chief Dan Imani, who is also the Branch Manager of Zenith Bank, Effurun.
In his opening remarks, Chairman of the occasion Olorogun Albert Akpomudje, SAN, lauded the present leadership of the Association for their courage in embarking on the project, which he described as tall and ambitious. He also commended the National President for honouring the Warri Circle with his presence.
Host of the ceremony and Chairman of the Warri Circle, Mr. Babalola Falobi, MNIPR, MNIM, in his remarks commended his predecessors in office for their efforts whose cumulative effect is the groundbreaking ceremony being marked. He also commended the Warri Circle executive for their cooperation and support. He noted that the centre has provision for an Office Complex, a Library, a Medical Laboratory, a Restaurant, an Event Hall, Guest Chalets, and a Swimming Pool. He was optimistic that within a few years, the multi-million naira edifice would be commissioned.
The National President, UNILAG Alumni, Engr. (Sir) Chief IfeOluwa Oyedele, FNSE, in his remarks commended the Warri Circle for the bold initiative, assuring it of the National body’s support for the project.
Highlight of the occasion was the foundation laying, which was performed by the Alumni National President, the Ovie of Oghara Kingdom, the Prime Minister of Okpe kingdom, the representative of the Chairman of Channels Television, Chairman of the occasion, and the Chairman of the Warri Circle respectively.
In his vote of thanks, Deacon Tony Onakpoma appreciated the guests for honouring the invitation and for their generous participation.
National Publicity Secretary