Tuesday, the 7th day of August was a remarkable one as the greatest Ogbaru women gathering was held at the BUWAS HALL of Akili Ozizor the country home of the Most Distinguished Senator Princess Stella Oduah.
The event which was the second edition of the programme was a gathering of women of substance who are Ogbaru by birth, marriage or habitation. The annual event which was initiated by the member representing Ogbaru II in Anambra state House of Assembly Hon. Sir Somto Udeze had a clear aim of uniting Ogbaru women and to turn them into instrument of societal growth.
This year event with the theme ‘Toward building a new Ogbaru’ was hosted by the distinguished Senator Princess Stella Oduah. The event which featured prayers of Thanksgiving to God, lecture delivery and interactive session was a converging point of the best brains Ogbaru have.
In an opening speech by the representative of the Host Princess Stella Oduah Prof. Mrs Ngozi Orjiakor of Department of Political science and gender studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka welcomed the women and congratulated them for being the pillars holding the Ogbaru structure. She enjoined the women to bear good fruits which the Ogbaru women are known of from time immemorial. In another speech Lady Uju Ikeagwuani expressed joy for the level of commitment showed by Ogbaru women in societal building and admonished them to imbibe by the true values of our fore-mothers.
In an address the member representing Ogbaru II in Anambra state House of Assembly, Hon. Sir Somto Udeze (NNABUENYI) thanked the Ogbaru women for heeding the call to building the community. He said he intends to leave this annual event as a legacy for Ogbaru women and asked for more unity and dedication. He praised the undying beauty, intelligence and hardworking spirit of Ogbaru women. The legislator expressed gratitude to the host, praying God’s blessings, guidance and protection upon her.
The high point of the occasion was cutting of Anniversary cake by the representative of the host, Senator Princess Stella Oduah flanked by the initiator of the program, wives of Ogbaru traditional rulers present, Organising committee members and major dignitaries present.
Other dignitaries present were; Rt. Hon. Chinwe Nwebili (Immediate past speaker of the Anambra state house of Assembly) who was absent but was represented, Hon. Benson Nwawulu of Ogbaru I constituency, Anambra state house of Assembly, represented by Mr Austin Nwadialor and other dignitaries present.
In a her closing speech, the event host Sen. Oduah promised Ogbaru women that efforts would be made to bring back the forgotten glory days of Igba odu in Ogbaru and to also play host to an annual Ogbaru women cultural fiesta to be known as OMU FESTIVAL, This is in a bid to promote cultural values of Ogbaru people.
This event remains the biggest gathering of Ogbaru women for they dined in joy and in spirit of oneness.
Congratulations to Ndi NNE OGBARU……
Ogbaru di USO…..