Chief Maja Umeh Shines As CKC Old Boys BOT, NEC Meet; Commend Colleagues, Gov Obiano, Peter Obi, Others.
—the association promotes brotherhood – Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu.
Christ the King College (CKC) Old Boys Association Worldwide Board Of Trustees( BOT), NEC meets; Commends Old Boy Gov. Willie Obiano, Peter Obi others.
The Board of Trustees (BOT) and National Executive Council (NEC) of the Old Boys Association Worldwide of Christ the King College (CKC) Onitsha yesterday held a meeting at Awka the Anambra state capital with chairmen of different state chapters in attendance to deliberate on how to continue to move the association and their alma mater forward.
The meeting which was hosted by the Chairman of the Board of trustees and former honourable Commissioner For Information and Culture Anambra state High Chief Maja Umeh (Okwoaka Na Anya Amichi) extolled the excellent performance of old boys of the school who at different times and positions has continued to project the school in good light. The meeting commended in a special way the Governor of Anambra State His Excellency Chief Willie Obiano (Akpokuedike Aguleri) for his giant strides as Governor of Anambra State especially in the areas of legacy projects in the State and urged him to continue to make the school and the association proud. The meeting also commended the former Governor of Anambra State His Excellency Mr. Peter Obi who the association revealed made them proud as Governor of the state and continues to do so till date, in the same vein the former Governor of Rivers State Chief Peter Odili received commendations from the association, describing him as the father of the New Rivers state.
Notable among the attendees and receiving commendations too include the former Chief Judge of Anambra State Hon. Justice PNC Umeadi, the secretary to the State Government Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu and the candidate of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) in the 2017 gubernatorial election Hon. Oseloka Obaze (OHO).
Reacting to questions after the over 5 hours deliberation, the Secretary to the State Government Prof Solo Chukwulobelu reiterated that the association provides a platform to promote brotherhood amongst the old boys of the college revealing he is a major beneficiary as he and the current Anambra State Governor Chief Willie Obiano were class boys in the college. He commended the Board of trustees and members of the National Executive council for finding time to attend the meeting he also described as a good opportunity to see old friends. Speaking further on the importance of the meeting, Prof Chukwulobelu opined that it was only right that the association as old boys of the college come together and rally round the college, providing both moral and financial support where and when necessary to ensure that other young boys who goes through the school enjoy the good standard of living and the high standard of education which the college is known for, while providing a platform for old boys of the school to rally round each other every now and then in solidarity and brotherhood.
Christ the King College (CKC) Onitsha was founded by the late Archbishop Charles Heerey(Cssp) in the year 1933, the college has continued to prove they are ‘primus inter pares’. Ranked in 2014 as the best high school in Nigeria and 36th in Africa, having produced students who ended up being influential people in the country and beyond, some of them in no particular order include; the first black and longest serving principal of the school the late very reverend fr. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Tagbo(OON), the current Governor of Anambra State His Excellency Chief Willie Obiano, the Former Governor of Anambra State His Excellency Mr. Peter Obi, the Former Governor of Rivers State His Excellency Chief Peter Odili, the host and Chairman Board of trustees of the Alumni association worldwide and former Commissioner For Information and Culture Chief Maja Umeh, Senator Mike Ajegbo, the Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Onitsha His Grace Archbishop Valerian Okeke, the former Chief Judge of Anambra State Hon. Justice PNC Umeadi, the secretary to the Anambra state Government Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, renowned Computer scientist Philip Emegwali, a former secretary of Health State of California Dr. John Agwunobi. Others are the late Justice Chukwudifu Oputah, Justice Chuba Ikpeazu, Chief Chike Ofodile amongst others too numerous to mention.
Chief Maja Umeh in his closing remarks maintained that the body must continue to act as guide and support system to the college as they hope to produce more great men in line with the motto of the school; Bonitas, Disciplina, Scientia and prayed for journey mercies as they depart and continue to work together to achieve their deliberation.
Reporter: Daniel Scott Ofoneme
Photo: Prince Abraham Chukwuebuka