The Enyimba City of Aba, Abia State, recently, celebrated Aba and Abia citizens from around the world under the aegis of Aba Brought Up World Wide Association.
It was its st Annual International Convention and Special Award Ceremony in recognition of those who had impacted on the society and Nigeria in general with the theme: “Enyimba City: The emerging City in Global trade and technology, The Joy and Challenges”.
Speaking at the event, chairman of the occasion, Chief Jerry Kalu (Osimiri 1 of Abiriba), enjoined lovers of progress and stability to restore the fading economic power of Aba, appealing to stakeholders to work with government to bring the city to modernity. “We must reclaim this emerging city in technology and restore its glory. The city must be made clean, people must avoid littering and promote buy Aba products”, he said.
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Meanwhile, the moderator, Nneoma Dr. (Mrs) Mirian Mbolu-Iyiegbu, said the purpose of the convention was to create a platform to honour those who had impacted positively on the city. “Many Aba Brought-Ups are worried at the evil practices which the town has been identified with lately, particularly, the incidents of armed robbery, kidnapping and other vices not known in Aba in the past. Yet, findings show these vices are a result of unemployment and under-employment in a city that should be leading in global trade and technology. We are hoping that the convention will address these issues and find solutions to them”, she said.
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In attendance were distinguished citizens, including the President, Aba Chamber of Commerce, Chief Andy Obasi, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the president /group admin. Ambassador Ike Oligbo, Chairman, Aba Chamber of Commerce, Mascot Uzoh Kalu who received the Aba Man of Distinction Award. Two women, LA femme boutique and Nikki’s Nigeria Ltd., also received awards for their contribution to the fashion growth of the city.Related