Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah Expresses Gratitude To Everyone For Successful Children’s Day Hosting At The Fortress.
For honouring our invitation to celebrate the 2018 Children’s Day with us, your noble presence was highly felt and appreciated
Words are not enough to describe how special and memorable it was to celebrate with our wonderful children, the 2018 National Children’s day at the Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium Ozubulu/Nnewi. It was a thing of immense pleasure and joy to host such a memorable ceremony which was observed, not just to commemorate and celebrate our children, but also to give due regard to the values, morals, innocence and brilliance these little ones exemplify.
The attendance of over 250 private schools across Anambra which saw over 10,000 Nursey and Primary school students grace our stadium was a great honour as well as a firm reminder on the urgent need to further the significant strides that have been made in the educational sector over the years while bringing to the fore, the yearning for more of our individual investment and commitment towards establishing a sufficient number of academic institutions in a bid to ensure that qualitative education is accessible in every nook and cranny of Anambra State and Nigeria, by extension.
At this juncture, I wish to specially recognize and appreciate our amiable and outstanding Governor, H.E. Willie Obiano (Akpokuedike) for creating a conducive environment on which our education sector has thriven. The successive awards being won by the children of Anambra State is a testament to the giant and transformational strides orchestrated by our willingly working Governor. I also wish to acknowledge the efforts of the Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha for being the willing vessel through which the Governor’s vision for our education sector is being implemented and actualized.
May I use this medium to express my heartfelt gratitude to the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), parents, guardians and teachers for honouring our invitation to celebrate the 2018 Children’s day with us. The importance of the concerted efforts and support displayed in the enhancement and development of these young ones cannot be overemphasized. It was wonderful watching our little ones perform with great enthusiasm and zeal. I commend the teachers and non-teaching staff of the schools who made it to the annual celebration, for working towards the maximization of their potentials as each child was full of confidence and energy. The impressive presentations and displays delivered by the students demonstrates how well we have groomed them for the future, having successfully struck the balance between achieving academic excellence and extra-curricular activities as a means of fostering self-development. Whatever our students have achieved so far would never have been possible without your constant endeavour.
I also wish to extend my unreserved and special gratitude to our Royal Fathers who graced the wonderful celebration, adding panache and elegance to the event – the Traditional ruler of Nnewi, HRH Igwe K.O.N Orizu III, HRH Igwe Bob Orji of Ezinifite Aguata, HRH Igwe J.O.C. Onebunne of Akwaihedi, HRH Igwe Onyeneke of Ekwulobia, HRH Igwe Francis Umennajiego of Unubi, HRH Igwe C. Umeaniba of Azigbo and Obi Umudim. Your presence was in no little measure a momentous compliment to the event. I am extremely pleased to say that the presence of each and everyone one of you bore positive fruits.
I am very grateful to the State Chairman of my great party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Sir Norbert Obi, for taking out time out of his busy schedule to support and cheer our little ones on the celebration of the Children’s day. Sir, your noble presence was highly felt and appreciated.
To the numerous dignitaries who honoured our invitation, the Chairman of Nnewi South L.G.A, Hon. Engineer Felix Odumegwu, Reverend Cannon Chris Anumoka, Sir Chidi Onuma, Dr F.C. Olikeze, Chief Kenneth Ugwu, Dr M. Okoye, to mention but a few; I say a big thank you to each and every one of you for your presence and endeavours which culminated in a successful celebration.
I cannot conclude without appreciating my family, team, friends, loyal supporters and well-wishers for their ceaseless prayers. I wish to use this medium to reiterate my commitment and promise to make you all proud as you have been a sturdy foundation with which I have been able to build on. I am forever indebted to you every one of you.
Lastly, to the beautiful Children of Anambra State, you all are blossoming and wonderfully made flowers who make this world a beautiful garden. The wealth of our nation is not so much dependent on its economic and natural resources but more decidedly in your hands as you all will grow to become the creators and shapers of our Nation’s tomorrow. I wish to specially recognize and appreciate an 11 years old boy, Master Chinaemelum Ifenna of Deli V. International School, Amichi, for an excellent rendition at the celebration. Children like you are a shining light with which the assurance of a brighter tomorrow is strengthened. The scholarship which was awarded to you yesterday, by Ifeanyi Ubah Foundation, was given to serve as a boost and inspiration to other primary and secondary school students as you all are full of promise, hope and potentials. I have no doubt that every one of you will excel in your future roles and become great, indispensable assets to your generation as well as contribute to the well-being of our society, Nation and the world at large. You are the future and hope of a better tomorrow.
I celebrate you all once again!
Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah