Cleric solicits support for Buhari
By Jon Egie
With President Muhammadu Buhari at the helms of affairs the future of the Nigerian school-child will be great.
Pastor G. Ube of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles, Regional HQ, Ughelli gave the assurance in an interview during the occasion of the second annual graduation ceremony of Otovwodo Primary School, Oghelli; Thursday, August 6.
He said that despite the fact that a lot of interest groups in Nigeria seem not to be comfortable with the change tantrum of the Buhari-led administration, Nigerians, irrespective of religious leanings need to back President Muhammadu Buhari with prayers for him to succeed and enthrone a brighter future for the Nigerian school-child.
“With the pace he is going Nigeria will be changed for the better and whether we are Muslims or Christians we should support him with prayers to succeed” Pastor Ube said.
The Cleric who was the chairman of the occasion earlier in an opening speech charged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the Otovwodo P/S, Ughelli stressing that whether they liked it or not, history will refer them to the school.
“Do not put your teachers and parents to shame” he told the grauduands and urged their parents to always back their children with prayers to overcome the challenges of life.You must pray to God for them to excel” he exhorted.
In her welcome address, the Head teacher of the school, Mrs B.A.Agberia paid glowing tributes to Pastor Ube who she described as being always available to assist the extra-curricular and sporting activities of the school.
She also expressed gratitude to the CIE of Ughelli North LGA, Mrs Kehinde Oderwho, HRM, Oharisi 111, Ovie of Ughelli kingdom and the Otovwodo community chairman, Mr Akpobi for their various support to the school.
Mrs Agberai said the event paraded 354 graduands among whom 251 sat for the 2015 First School Leaving Certificate Examination and would be gaining admission into the Junior Secondary School 1, class.
She cautioned the potential JS1, students not to join bad gangs in school saying: “you should ba aware tha some children do not know why they have gone to school and that is why they join secret cults, break school rules and regulations and at the end of the day they become ‘drop outs’ and constitute problems to themselves and the society. My dear pupils, to excel and succeed in life you do not need to join bad gangs, all you need is hard work”, she advised.
The Head teacher used the opportunity to mention some challenges facing the school to include: equipping the school mini library, practical Agriculture, Home Economics and Craft laboratory as well as provision of Computers for the school ICT programme and thus appealed to relevant government agencies, well-meaning Nigerians as well as parents to assist the school in overcoming the challenges.
The event witnessed the presentation of mock news casting by pupils of the school, cultural dances, bible recitation, drama, catching the Otovwodo Train and poem recitation.
Hoghlight of theoccasion was the presentation of souvenirs and prizes to deserving pupils.