CEM REPORT, SOCIAL EVENTS | The 8th Biennial Retreat of the Weppa Wanno Pyramid Club of Nigeria has opened with an in-house session to set the tone for the line of events.
The opening session traced the history and development of the club from its inspection in 1987 to its current state. The panellist consisting of past presidents referred to as Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) of the club did justice to the historical background of the club, its achievement thus far and the structure that birth its achievement.
Some of the achievement of the club as highlighted by the PAC include; scholarship for indigent of weppa wanno which has produced over 75 professionals who are doing well in their field, further strengthening the core mandate of the club – education. To stay focused on the set mandate, the club has setup an education endowment fund to sustain the funding of the scheme.
Another achievement highlighted is the building of the police barracks which has helped to curtail the rising insecurity in the weppa wanno community and its environs.
The opening session also discussed the structure of the club and its expansion into chapters. The club presently floats four chapters erranded by increase in members. The chapters include; Benin Chapter, Lagos-South West Chapter, South-South Chapter and Northern Chapter. The present growth according to the PAC is attributed to constant strengthening of its structure.
The second day of the retreat promises to be more engaging as the main theme “Politics as a Veritable Tool for Community Development” will be bisected with Senator (Comrade) Adams Oshiomhole billed to deliver the keynote address.
Other notable speakers include; Brig. Gen Thomas Oshogwe Unokhua, Hon. Denkeri Sunday Anamero and Barr. Sunny Kanabe.
Speaking with this media on the side line, the president of the club, Dr. Austin Aipoh noted that the themed was chosen to x-ray the role of politics in community development.
“As we know a new government was sworn in about four months ago and politics is the topic in focus now and because we are into community development, we are trying to look at the impact of politics on community development,” Aipoh said.
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