YOU ARE WELCOME TO GREAT BENIN ORIGINS ORGANISATION LAGOS INAUGURAL CEREMONY ON SATURDAY 6TH OF APRIL 2019.
My elders, ladies and gentlemen, I greet you all.
Today’s event was of enormous enthusiasm and colourfull as witnessed from the back ground.
I register my thanks and gratitude to all our dear GBO representatives at the Holy Aruosa today where our respected chief priest, Okao, the ohẹn of Aruosa cathederal presided over the end of year thanksgiven celebration by our Oba.
I ‘m indeed overwhelmed with the reception altitude and attitude particularly as my earger for pre-evaluation was manifested prior to presentation of our Golden gift.
Madam Derby, thank you for demonstration of pragmantism, Mr Don Senator, Barr. Osawaru, Mr Nicholas Ogieva, Sister Lovelt Okunmwendia and all others who by-passed their personal interest to show their presence and solidarity for GBO in the presence of our monarch, I thank you all.
It is my believe that our objectives as highlighted by our president, Mrs meg Okao, the points touched by our able director of communication, Mr Victor Osazuwa and the list presented by our able secretary Mr Uwagboe Ogieva, and the advice of our noble one Mrs Aibiokula Okao herself were or will be conveyed owing to their solid validity
Finally thank you all my glamourous family.
Obaghator ọkpẹre isẹẹ
Engr. Ayo Aghadiaye
Great Benin Origins Worldwide Organisation Celebrate Edo Fest 2018. Kingsquare, Ringroad, Benin City. Edo State
GREAT BENIN ORIGINS ORGANISATION IN COLABORATION AND SPONSORSHIP OF EDO FEST 2018
By Uwagboe Ogieva
22nd December, 2018
As part of yearly celebration of Edo people’s igue festival celebration usually held at every year end , The commisioner of art, culture, tourism and diaspora affairs, honourable Osaze Osemwingie Ero, with the Edo state governor his excellency Godwin N Obaseki coined the most colourful and all encompassing talented and cultural extravaganzas EDO FEST 2018, starting from 17th December 2018 to climax on the 22nd of December 2018.
Great Benin Origins organisation was specially invited and call upon to feature in the EDOFEST being one of the most progressive among the numerous diaspora organisations in recent times. The Fest also saw participations of many other organisations, cultural groups, Nollywood actors, Important dignitaries , among whom were Deputy Governor Of Edo State, Honourable Philip Shaibu, Prof Patrick Obahiagbon, Palace chiefs and many clergymen at the event.
GBO special team who were dressed with EDOFEST t-shirts with face caps , where led by Mr Lucky Aghahowa , GBO Program Director Based in Belgium, Miss Derby I Ohonbamu, GBO Financial secretary, From Ireland, Mr Nicholas Ogieva, GBO Nigeria Coordinator, Senior UNIBEN staff, Barr. Famous Osawaru, GBO Legal Adviser, Miss Diva Ifueko Ukponmwan, GBO Chief Editor, Mr Uyioghosa Joshua Iyasere, Mr Godwin Aghahowa and many other GBO members currently visiting and residing in Nigeria.
Great Benin Origins Organisation have demonstrated once again their readiness to promote African culture and tradition. Work with ministries and institutions for revival of positive and innovative prospects of the Great Benin Kingdom rich cultural heritage. Culture of course is one of the most dynamic and unique aspects of a people’s existence and a strong binding cord that glue the society and her people together in unity. It has also over the years directed the path and way of behavior and life of the people; it also coordinates the activities of the social lives of the people.
Great Benin Origins Organisation is a socio- cultural organization that embraces unity, development and intercultural integration among members of ethnic nationalities historically and culturally linked together in the old Great Benin Empire of West Africa.
Great Benin Origins Organisation since commencement 15th march 2018 have been growing fast and numerous in number. The positive impact is as a result of their internet networking, professional use of socio medias, qualified executives and democratic sense of administration that have engineered the increase in participation and sponsorship.
Forum of Great Benin Origins in Diaspora populally called GBO is an NGO democratically administered, professionally appointed and skillfully coordinatinate by passionate Edo lite from all works of life and from about four continents basically in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Memebership are via filling the organisation online membership form, connecting to worldwide whatsapp group, participating on discussions and exploring their website www.greatbeninorigins.com for regular updates.
Photo Taken at GBO Inaugural Meeting in Antwerp Belgium 9th of June, 2018
An inaugural conference was held on the 9th of June, 2018 in antwerp Belgium where about 24 executive members were elected and certificate of office were handed to members by commissioner of arts, culture, tourism and diaspora affairs, Honourable Osaze Osemwingie Ero.
Photo Taken at GBO Townhall Meeting with Godwin Obaseki in Brussels Belgium 12th of July, 2018
On 12th of July 2018, GBO held another Diaspora town hall meeting in Brussels, Belgium with Edo state governor his excellency Godwin N Obaseki to discuss pressing issues affecting the Edoid nations and how diasporans can work in joint hands with the government to bring development to the state.
Photo Taken at GBO Nigeria Meeting on 4th of August, 2018
To commerce implementation of this noble course, GBO organisation organised yet first Nigeria meeting on 4th of August 2018 where some functionaries and executives were elected. A secretariat was opened for GBO operations which was declared opened by Chief Omo Osagie Utetenegiabi.
Photo Taken at GBO Featuring at Usen Poly Edo state convocation 1st of December, 2018
Saturday, 1st of December 2018, GBO correspondence and sponsorship was represented at the convocation ceremony of the best graduate students in Edo state polytechnic Usen as part of their plan to encourage education and youth development. This event featured many dígnitories far and near including the Commissioner for Education and Governor Nogheghase Obaseki.
On Sunday, 2nd of December 2018, Great Benin Organisation was fully represented and blessed by the Ohen-Osa, Harrison Okao J.P, President priest of holy aruosa cathedral Benin City. GBO delegates from diaspora who attended the thanksgiving service are Mr Lucky Aghahowa, GBO Program Director in Belgium, Madam Derby I Ohonbamu, GBO Financial Secretary based in Ireland, GBO Nigeria coordinator Mr Nicholas Ogieva, Mr Uyioghosa Joshua Iyasere and Godwin Aghahowa.
Photo Taken at Holy Aruosa Cathedral of GBO delegates on 2nd of December, 2018. Mr Nicholas Ogieva, Godwin Aghahowa, Madam Derby Ohonbamu, Mr Lucky Aghahowa and Mr Uyioghosa Joshua Iyasere
With the voluntary exit of ex president of GBO organisation a new president Madam Meg Okao was elected and sworn in on 3rd of December 2018 by Prof. Alex Igbineweka, CEO Guosa Educational, Scientific & Cultural Inst., Inc. Engr. Aghadiaye Ayo was elected vice president of the organisation.
Many other passionate and dedicated members got elected offices as published by GBO screening committee helded by Mrs Aibiokunla Okao and Engr. Aghadiaye Ayo on 6th of December 2018 ratified by EC:
1. Mrs Rita Iyinbor – Welfare Officer (Italy)
2. Mr Richard Osarodion – Director of Folkslore (Italy/Holland)
3. Mr Nosa Uwaila – Canada Coordinator (Canada)
4. Jessica Schweizer – Director of Tourism (Ireland)
5. Mr Oshodin Ose – Abuja Coordinator (Abuja Nigeria)
6. Mrs Florence Omogiate – Lagos Coordinator (Lagos Nigeria)
7. Mr Emokpae Odigie – GBO Ireland Coordinator (Ireland)
8. Dr. Charles Omorodion FCEA, DMS, DipM, MCIM, MBA, PhD – Policy & Research Coordinator (United Kingdom)
9. Mrs Juliet Izevhigie -Director Human Resources & Logistics (Ireland)
10. Mr Osayemwenre Igiebor – Community Supervisor (United Kingdom)
11. Dr. Yusuf Garuba – GBO Director of Medical Mission (United Kingdom)
Elder Osehi Tijani Ikhilor was re-install as GBO UK coordinator, Mr Lucky Aghahowa was re-installed as GBO Belgium coordinator, Engr. Aghadiaye Ayo who is a technocrat and expertrate on engineering was retained as project director.
Other Members Of The Executive Council Are:
(12) Mr Víctor Osazuwa (Spain) – Director Media and Communication
(13) Imuwahen DerbyOhonbamu (Ireland)- Financial Secretary / Special adviser to the president
(14) Uwagboe Ogieva (Spain) – Secretary General / Europe Coordinator
(15) Ifueko Oghogho Ukponmwan (Nigeria) – Chief Editor
(17) Mr Faluyi Osunde – Italy Coordinator
(18) Marshall Utubor – Swizerland Coordinator
(19) Uyi Asemota – Germany Coordinator
(20) Nosa Ekpenede (New York – USA) – Organization Supervisor
(21) Lucky Aghahowa – Program Director / GBO Belgium Coordinator
(22) Lilly Aibiokunla (Italy) – Cultural Ambassador / Chairperson of SC
(23) Elder Osehi Tijani Ikhilor (UK) – GBO Coordinator of UK
(24) Prof. Alex G. Igbineweka (California – USA) – Director of Lingustic and Chief Adviser to the president
(25) Barr. Famous Osawaru (Nigeria) – Legal Adviser
(26) Nicholas Ogieva (Nigeria) – Nigeria Coordinator
(27) Dr. Martha Osuyi (Nigeria) – Director of science and innovations
GBO is a gathering of all Idu’s children, Igodomigodo descendants worldwide to coordinate in unity and love for one another, strategically putting ideals, plans and finance to together to effect the needed change and developement of self and society at large. GBO main objective is to promote great Benin cultural heritage and unite all ethnic nationalities historic related to build oneness and brotherhood.
GBO held a meeting on Friday, 8 of December, 2018 in preparation to participate in EdoFest and Igue Festival of 2018.
Photo Taken at GBO Meeting 8 of December, 2018
Great Benin Origins in Diaspora Organisation popularly referred to as [G.B.O] launched its community service project, which is one of a kind inter city transport traffic order control in Benin City on monday 11th of February 2019.
The first control point started at Ramat park in ikpoba hill area of the city at about 9 a.m and ended about 2pm.
see more details at : http://greatbeninorigins.com/gbo-opens-first-community-help-project-in-benin-city-11th-febuary-2019
GBO Lagos Branch celebrates inaugural ceremony on 6th of April, 2019
Thank you so much
By Uwagboe Ogieva
Secretary General Of GBO Organisation