SAPELE/Nigeria: Ukwuani Development Association, Sapele branch recently celebrated Ukwuani day to showcase their rich cultural heritage.
The president, Chief Daddi Amudo in his speech during the ceremony at
Okpe Grammar school, Sapele said apart from showcasing their cultural
heritage, it was an opportunity to enlighten the people on contemporary issues that are of benefit to them.
“It might interest you to known that by benevolence of nature or by pure divine design, Ndokwa nation is unique and of strategic importance in Delta State. Base on its geographical location, Ndokwa is a cultural bridge to the Ikas, Aniochas and Oshimilis in Delta State’’. He added
According to him, geographical location of the area has promoted intermarriages with other communities in the state which has strengthened unity amongst them, appealing for continuous unity among
the 37 clans/ kingdoms that make up Ndokwa nation.
Chief Amudo pointed out that the communities are underdeveloped, no roads, water and electricity, as he called on relevant government authorities to do the needful on the ongoing agitation to step down electricity in Ndokwa from the Okpai Independent Power Plant.
He urged members of the association to support their dream and desire to build a N50m ultra-modern Multipurpose Centre known as UKWUANI HOUSE in Sapele.
The ceremony featured cultural dances by various clans, Ukwuani musical band, presentation of gifts to their patrons Mr. London Nkogbu Mr. Onyegu and chief Ifemenoku for contributing to the growth of the Association.