By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Descendants of Uhonmora-Ora community based in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been enjoined to all pay special attention to things happening at home and work towards the development of the community.
Uhonmora community is one of the towns in Ora clan, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State. It is a community famous for the cultivation of cocoa and Plantain.
Federal and state Lawmakers advised the defendants of the community not to get carried away by the extremely busy life in the city and forget visiting home.
Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Honourable Blessing Agbebaku who also hails from Uhonmora community, charged his kinsmen to remain committed to the dreams and aspirations of the community. He urged them to unite at all times and put the interests of the community first.
He promised to work closely with the Governor of the state and ensure the people of Uhonmora benefit immensely in the areas of Education, agriculture and general rural development.
On his part, leader of the House of Representatives, Honourable Julius Ihonvbere who was represented by his aide, Honourable Aisabora Edore charged the people of Uhonmora to remain unity and advance their course of their community.
Honourable Ihonvbere outlined project executed under his watch in the community to include construction of Block of six class rooms at the secondary school, renovation of some classroom blocks in the primary schools and provision of 500kva transformer amongst others.
Honourable Blessing Onuh Representing Otukpo-Ohimini Federal constituency at the House of Representatives in her goodwill message, was happy the Owan-West Local Government Area where Uhonmora is, produced the current leader of the Green Chambers, Professor Julius Ihonvbere.
She expressed joy over the growth of the Uhonmora community in Abuja.
Honourable Onuh tasked descendants of Uhonmora based in Abuja to always visit home and teach their children their native language.
Chairman of the Uhonmora Community Association, Abuja (UCAA) Mr Imebvore Ohiomokhare assured that all will done to continuously unite uhonmora people in Abuja. He also called on Public office holders present to provide more basic and needed Amenities to Uhonmora. He charged Uhonmora sons and daughters to proudly associate with the group and attend meetings regularly.
Ace broadcaster and popular newscaster, Senami Ohiomokhare in her presentation, charged Nigerians to be proud of their culture and native names.
She warned that if nothing is done to halt the ugly trend of relegating Africa names, the traditions and culture would suffer severely.
Awards were presented to five persons who have contributed to the development of Uhonmora Community.
They are: House Leader, Honourable Julius Ihonvbere, Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Honourable Blessing Agbebaku, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Ernest Umakhihe, Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC) and former Inspector-General of Police, Dr. Solomon Arase and Mr Imogele Atafo, who is a senior patron of the association.