Ojoto People In Lagos Elect New Excos, Target Completion Of Legacy Civic Centre In Record Time 
Members of ODTU Lagos branch old and new executive members after election of officers on Sunday, May 12, 2024

Ojoto People In Lagos Elect New Excos, Target Completion Of Legacy Civic Centre In Record Time 

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Ojoto Development Town Union (ODTU), Lagos branch has elected new executive officers to manage activities of the group for the next three years.

The group had the election on Sunday where new executive officers emerged in a free and fair exercise.

Speaking after the election which was conducted by the ODTU members at their hall in Ago area of Lagos, the outgone chairman, Chief Alex Okwudili Agwuna, thanked the people for the opportunity to serve them for seven years.

Ojoto People In Lagos Elect New Excos, Target Completion Of Legacy Civic Centre In Record Time 
ODTU members

Speaking on his achievements as chairman of the association, Chief Agwuna said some of them include initiating the building of a legacy civic centre for the group that has gone beyond lintel level, bought tricycles that were given to people as a form of empowerment and also a revenue stream for ODTU and was also involved in a host of other humanitarian and philanthropic activities aimed at alleviating the sufferings of people including both members and non members.

While wishing the new leadership of ODTU success, Chief Agwuna pledged to assist the Excos at any point they need him for smooth operation of the organisation’s activities.

Prior to the dissolution of the old Excos and election of new members, a report of the ODTU activities during the last administration was read to all members present, who applauded their conduct.

Also speaking in an interview with Prime Business Africa, the new Chairman of ODTU, Chief Eric Ubah, thanked the people for considering him worthy to be elected to steer the ship of the organisation for the next three years.

Ojoto People In Lagos Elect New Excos, Target Completion Of Legacy Civic Centre In Record Time 
L-R: former ODTU chairman, Chief Stephen Ibe, Immediate past ODTU chairman, Chief Alex Agwuna, new ODTU Chairman, Chief Eric Ubah, after the ODTU election on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Chief Ubah said he would do all that is necessary to move the organisation forward and achieve significant improvement on what his predecessor did.

Speaking on what he would do regarding the ODTU civic centre building project, the new Chairman said the people that elected him know what he is capable of doing and he would, therefore, by God’s grace, design an effective strategy to raise funds to finish it in record time.

“Before they gave me the post, they know what I am capable of doing. I will make a significant contribution to the project before I can go to other people. I know that Ojoto has billionaires, people that can contribute for the project and I believe that when I call them to come, they will respond,” Chief Ubah stated.

Ubah said he will take things step by step and promised that he would achieve something significant for the association in the next three months.

He called on all members to be fully committed and support his leadership to serve them well and take the organisation to a greater height.

READ ALSO: Ojoto People Begin Legacy Civic Centre Project In Lagos

Also speaking to Prime Business Africa after the election, former chairman of ODTU, and current chairman of Ojoto Akanasato, Chief Stephen Ibe, expressed excitement over the successful conduct of the election.

He expressed optimism that Chief Ubah has the capacity to lead the organisation successfully.

“I believe that this new executive, working with me as the general chairman and others, we are going to move Ojoto ahead.”

Chief Ibe said he would work with the new ODTU executive members to ensure that all outstanding projects, including the civic centre and the ODTU hall are completed in record time, while new ones deemed to have significant socioeconomic impact will also be initiated.

“My promise is that before the next three years when our tenure will end, we will have a befitting civic centre here,” he promised.

Ibe said he would organise a strategic fundraising that would among other things, involve erecting a monument to imortalise every financial donor at the civic centre.

The civic centre located at Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos, is proposed to have two floors, a hall for meetings of members of the association and for people to host events, and also shops for business activities.

Other members of the new executive members include Chief Toochukwu Okeke, Vice Chairman; Mr Chidozie Elvis Ubah, Secretary General; Valentine Ebuzoeme, Assistant Secretary; Mr Ernest Nnoli, Treasurer; and Mr Paul Kingsley Ezeji, Financial Secretary.

Othera are Mr Joseph Osachu, PRO; Mr Echezona Ejikeme, Welfare I; Mr Nzube Okafor, Welfare II; Mr Ifeanyi Okoye, Provost I; and Mr Ebuka Chukwuanu, Provost II.

The group comprises indigenes of Ojoto, a town in Idemili South Local Government Area in Anambra. The ODTU Lagos branch which has been functioning for about four decades, according to Ibe, caters to the welfare of indigenes of Ojoto who reside in the state and are registered and active members.

Victor Ezeja is a passionate journalist with six years of experience writing on economy, politics and energy. He holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication.

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