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All Hallows Old boys raise funds to assist schoolmates

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THE All Hallows Seminary, Onitsha Old Boys Association (AHOBA) has taken drastic steps to empower and assist the less privileged classmates who were yet to find their feet in the society.

  Speaking during their annual general meeting at Onitsha, AHOBA President 1986 set, Daniel Ejiofor said that the major reason for the meeting included; fostering togetherness, offering financial empowerment to less privileged classmates and assisting their alma-mater on developmental projects.

  “We come together to see ourselves, help ourselves and assist our school. This year, we helped two persons. One person was given money to establish a steady business. The other had problem with NDLEA and we rallied round him to save the situation without bothering their family members”, said Ejiofor.

  Ejiofor also said that his administration was able to establish Onitsha and Lagos branches which comes together every year to deliberate on issues concerning them, and their two alma-maters, St. Paul’s Seminary, Ukpor, and All Hallows, Onitsha, adding that his set bought computer sets for St Paul’s Seminary, Ukpor.

  Similarly, AHOBA 1983 set, Ifechukwudelu Okosieme said that their reunion meetings have paid off over the years. He said that they started junior seminary at St Paul’s Ukpor and ended up All Hallows, saying that the two seminary schools have been separated after the emergence of Nnewi Catholic Diocese.

  “We empower two of our classmates yearly with the sum of N500,000. Most of us are up to 50 years.     You cannot imagine what someone of that age with a family will be passing through in Nigeria without a good means of livelihood. Last year, we even bought a Shuttle bus for a classmate”, said Okosieme.

  Okosieme said that they issued a cheque of N100, 000 to the rector and promised to send another cheque before end of the month of April, adding that they undertake various projects in both seminaries.

  According to the PG, Bridge Head Market, Sunday Obinze, a member of AHOBA 1983 set,” my motivation for always attending reunion meetings and for assisting my classmates is the joy of passing the seminary and allowing seminary pass through you”.

  “When we were in the seminary, we were nobody. Even as a market leader, I have empowered over 20 persons in the market. So, it is a thing of joy to help or give to the less privileged as a service to man and God”, Obinze said.

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