PG Cautions IMSU students against bad company, cultism … As Owerri Students mark Cultural Day
Activities marking the cultural day celebration of the Federation of Owerri Students, Imo State University Owerri have ended at the institution, Saturday January 25.
The annual celebration by the Federation of Owerri Students comprising, students of Owerri Municipal, Owerri North and Owerri West L.G.A. provided the students a platform for cultural reawakening and exhibition of their cultural heritage.
Speaking at the event, the interim President General of Owerri Communities Assembly, Chief Sir Dr.Christian Oweaya Anukam (Agbawodikizu) extolled the students for keeping alive their cultural heritage, adding that it was for this reason that he came to show solidarity with them.
He reminded them that they were in the university to acquire knowledge and become useful to themselves and the society at large.
The PG therefore cautioned the students against keeping bad company and indulging in cult activities, saying it will do them more harm and bring tears and sorrows to their parents; stressing that Owerri people are not known for deviant behaviours. He pledged his support and assistance to the association whenever he is called upon.
Some highpoints of the celebration were the conferment of chieftaincy title on some students by the association’s ‘Royal Father’ Eze Madu Emmanuel, cultural dance, akuko uwa and presentation of award of recognition to some notable persons whom the association described as icons of culture. They include H.R.H. Eze Sam Ihekwoaba (Omereoha 11 of Ihitta Ogada), H.R.H Eze Dr. G.N. Ugorji, HRM Eze ABA Chiagorom and Comr. Ume Chinenye.
The celebration also featured a lecture on some aspects of Owerri people’s culture as delivered by HRH Eze Sam Ihekwoaba.
The Leader spoke to the Eze of the association, HRH Eze Madu Emmanuel (Ozuruigbo De 16th of Owere IMSU). He expressed appreciation to the dignitaries who graced the occasion, saying that it gave them a sense of belonging and solidarity.
He reaveled that the essence of the association is to inculcate their cultural norms on the students and build a bridge of brotherliness among students of the three local government areas that make up Owerri, Eze Madu appealed to the students not to lose focus on why they were sent to school, and to be proud of their culture.
Present at the cultural event were: Chief Sir Dr. Oweaya C. Anukam KSM (Agbawo dike izu nke Owerre, Ide ji Umu Owerre ), HRH. Eze Sam Ihekwoaba, Pro. Valene Obinna, Prof. P.U Okorie, Com. Frankline Iwu, IMSU S.U.G. President, and HRH Igwe Chris, Igwe IMSU etc were among the dignitaries who graced the occasion.