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In ihiala, ANPC CEO donates parade drums to Ubuluisiuzo school

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IT was a  scene of palpable joy at Community Primary School, Ubuluisiuzo in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State, as the Managing Director of Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation, Awka, publishers  of National Lght Newspaper, Ka o Di Taa and Sportslightxtra,   Sir Chuka Nnabuife donates new set of parade drums to the management and pupils of the school.

  The event, which was held at the school hall had in attendance the parents and guardians, the community leaders and educational stakeholders in Ihiala Local Government Area.

 Speaking at the event, the benefactor, Chuka Nnabuife, who was an alumnus of the school, said his gesture was spurred by his passion for good music and effective teaching and learning. He added that he want the school to have a showpiece of musical equipment like other primary schools around it and pledged to do more for it, being the only primary school in the community.

 “I want the Ubuluisiuzo Primary School to be like other schools around it, and to have a showpiece set of musical equipment which also made me even as I’m presenting the band set tell them that I’m going to do more; and I mean it.

 “I am a proud Alumnus of Community Primary School Ubuluisiuzo and it’s my home. This is the only primary school in Ubuluisiuzo town, the first school in the town. I believe in the ‘Akuluo Uno’ concept, I believe in growing from home.  And I am a believer in the fact that if you can do something elsewhere, better do same or more in your home town”.

 While the pupils tested the drums, Sir Chuka expressed joy, saying that the drums can shape the career choice of the pupils as some may become musicians, military personnel.

 The traditional ruler of the community, Igwe John Ozulumba, who was represented by  Onowu Alfred Mbanaso, extolled Sir  Nnabuife for such gesture, saying such development was  unprecedented while also praying for God’s blessings on him.

 President General of Ubuluisiuzo Progressive Union (UPU), Mr Sunday Mbaukwu, lauded the benefactor and called on other indigenes of the community to follow such genuine example of  Sir Chuka Nnabuife to take the community to an enviable height.

 He however advised the pupils not to joke with their education so that one day, they can do exactly what Sir Chuka Nnabuife has done, by donating to schools as well.

 Similarly, the Parish Priest of St. John’s Catholic Church and the manager of the school, Very Rev. Fr. Felix  Umegboro described the benefactor and his wife as seasoned parishioners. According to the priest, their contribution towards the community’s church building cannot be measured, praying God to bless him for supporting the church and his alma mater.

 On her part, the headmistress of the school, Mrs Fidelia Obi expressed gratitude to the benefactor for changing the fortunes of the school by providing the school with a set of drums which according to her is one of the basic facilities the school lacks.

 The Chairman, Parents Teachers Association (PTA), Mr Silvester Mgbe and a parent, Emmanuel Nnabuife at  separate interviews expressed joy, saying it was a good development that is worthy of emulation.

 Earlier, the Chief Education Officer, Ihiala Local Government, Lady Ethel Ileka represented by Mr Anthony Ndubueze  thanked Sir Chuka for tapping into  the ‘Akuluo Uno’ initiative of Governor Willie Obiano to his community.

Amaghere Onyinye and Asoegwu Chinaza who spoke on behalf of the pupils thanked the benefactor for providing their school with brand new set of drums.

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