It is no longer news that the people of Bekwarra LGA of Cross River has celebrated the 2021 new yam marking it with an elaborate festival on the 4th of September. The news is the conferment of a chieftaincy title on a worthy son of the soil, Comrade Ogakwu Dominic Ogakwu who has distinguished himself in life.
During the grand finale of the celebration the entire people of Bekwarra bestowed on Ogakwu the chieftancy title of Ushie Otiung Ukwo also known as “the Pathfinder”.
The investiture is in recognition of his numerous contributions and achievements amongst which include, youth empowerment, quality representation of the Bekwarra nation in the diaspora and setting the pace amongst his contemporaries.
The event which was held at St. Christopher Primary School, Abouchiche on the 4th of September, 2021 saw the Paramount Ruler of Bekwarra, HRM Chief Linus Odey Ogbeche who describe the versatile Comrade as a true ambassador of the Bekwarra people, Cross River State and Nigeria in general.
“You are great son of Bekwarra and indeed Nigeria as a whole. I urge you not to rest on your oars but to continue to represent the interest of the people and humanity at all times”, Chief Odey admonished The Ushie Otiung Ukwo.
Responding Comrade Ogakwu Jr, promised to join hands with HRM to further enrich the culture of Bekwarra and commended the paramount ruler and his council of chiefs for the transformative reforms being carried out under on his watch.
A recipient of several awards in recognition of advocacies on peace & community developement, Chief Ogakwu is a native of Gakem, Bekwara LGA, Cross River State.
Born into the family of the prestigious family of Chief Dominic Ogakwu, he is a Christian, a developement expert, an advocate of good governance, a businessman and a human rights activist who has carved a niche for himself in entrenching ethics and transparency in the society.
Chief Ogakwu Ogakwu is the President, Civil Society Groups for Good Governance, CSGGG Abuja and Publisher, CSONEWSWATCH.
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