Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his Kogi State counterpart Governor Yahaya Bello will be special guests of honor at the launch of a book on the pilgrimage scheduled to be presented at Asaba on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
Former Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, will be the Chairman of the event, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Arkleen Oil and Gas Limited, Dele Omenogor, will be the Chief Book Launcher, while an author and philanthropist, Joshua Opia, will review the book.
Titled: The Experience and written by Okowa’s Special Assistant on Media Comrade Fidelis Egugbo, the book focuses on religious pilgrimages captured through the journalistic eyes of the author.
The experience relates to some rarely projected characteristics of Christian pilgrimages with significant recognition of Governor Okowa’s efforts to encourage and support the development of Christianity in Delta State and beyond.
It also chronicles religious sites in Israel and Rome, backed up with passages from the Bible, how Nigeria could be better, the need to encourage pilgrimages, and why Christians should stay true to their faith and belief.
MEANWHILE, CleverMinds Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO), has unveiled the first free private primary school for orphans and out-of-school children in the Iyara community in Delta State.
A statement released by the executive director, Zion Oshiobugie, revealed that the foundation was able to meet its deadline to complete the building in four months, despite facing total obstacles to the resumption of schools in September.
“I am delighted that the foundation has made history today with this project. We cannot forget the kindness of the caring people, who supported us to achieve this dream. We have no doubt that this school will contribute to reducing the number of out-of-school children in Delta State and Nigeria,” he said.
The Iyara free private school is the second run by the foundation, while the first is located in the community of Edjeba and the Delta State government has granted its license to operate through the Ministry of basic education.
The president of the community, Efe Odili, praised the foundation for the gesture of the foundation and ensured the safety of the school, adding that the members of the community would do everything to ensure the smooth running of the school.