For successfully hosting the maiden edition of Igede Agba festival lecture, a group, Igede Progressives Network (IPN), has been commended by spirited individuals and groups.
Ambassador Ode Ochi Emmanuel who opened the commendations galore by thanking the organizers of the event and purveyors of the noble idea that was just added to the series of activities that will be marking the annual festival, however, tasked them to be transparent and accountable to the people in their dealings.
Similarly, a philanthropist and foreign-based business tycoon, Chief Frank Alochu and another resource person, Engr. Ben Obega, who both delivered the maiden edition of the lecture, also thanked the group for making the lecture a reality, promising to support it to be able to actualise its dream of taking Igedeland to the next level.
Thanking the participants who were generally drawn from the academia, civil society, youths, private and public sectors, from all over the globe, for their abiding faith, the group through its Director of Finance, Mr. James Ibechi, assured on its determination to feather out the new idea to the letter.
Meanwhile, in the constitution of the leadership of IPN which took place at the end of the event on Saturday, while Comr. Andyson Iji Egbodo emerged the Coordinator of the Group, Mr. Ibechi, Director of Finance; Mr. Moses Alo, Assistant Coordinator; Ogi John, Director of Socials; Sunday Ochi, General Secretary, Mathew Ikoni was elected Director of Publicity.
The officials of the group lauded Joy FM Otukpo for the coverage of the event, saying they look forward to a profitable partnership with the radio station in days ahead.