Jubilations in Abia, as Ogah sponsors free skills acquisition training , football competition and Christmas choral concert for youths, women
By Our Reporter
The Abia State chapter of Nigerian Christian Youth has appreciated the All Progressives Congress, APC Governorship candidate, Dr. Uche Ogah for the skills acquisition trainings; football competition and Christmas Choral competition he is currently sponsoring in the State.
Interacting with our correspondent in Umuahia, Wednesday, shortly after a crucial meeting, the President of the Organization, Comrade Eugene Okonta appreciated the numerous support given to the Body of Christ and humanity by Dr. Ogah, maintaining that Abians earnestly need Ogah, whom he described as a man of vision.
Okonta who also disclosed the readiness and preparedness of the Organization to see to the success of the Christmas Choral competition that will affect the three senatorial districts in the state, revealed that the event which will start with the local government preliminaries will commence from the 3rd day of December, 2022 and was carefully designed to showcase the talents of Abians in music and choreography at the event.
According to him, the event which also has the theme: “Unto Us A Child Is Born”, will also afford the church choristers the opportunity to display their artistic prowess in their vocal and instrumental presentations at the competition.
Okonta who further asserted that developing the creative talents of Abians particularly the vocalists was a fundamental objective of the event which will also feature musical renditions by the choral groups, said the competition provided another platform for people of various faiths to come together to celebrate the great blessing from God.
While acknowledging further the Chief and sole sponsor of the events and Year 2023 Abia APC governorship candidate, Dr. Uche Ogah, Comrade Okonta told this Correspondent that the benefactor was committed to showing understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for everyone and would like the participating choral groups from time to time, reach out to one another in a friendly and respectful manner in order to eliminate hatred in the State.
He said Dr. Ogah envisioned Abia as a beautiful place to live in.
Meanwhile, the time table for the local government preliminaries for the Christmas Choral competition runs as follows:
For Abia North Senatorial district – 3rd December, 2022; for Abia South and Central – 10th December while the grand finale of the Christmas Choral competition will take place on the 17th day of December, 2022 at the Secretariat hall, Mater Dei Catholic cathedral, Umuahia.
He also disclosed that the football competition which is solely for Catholic youths in Abia State will commence from the 11th day of December, 2022 and ends on the 29th of December, 2022.
Okonta pointed out that the skills acquisition which will run up to 4 months with startup packs for the beneficiaries was one of the bold steps taken by Dr. Ogah and was mainly designed to lift Abia youths and women up to the level of self-recognition, independent and employers of labour.