Communiqe issued by Avhianwu People on their First Summit held on 19th Day of April, 2014, at Yerimah Hotel, Fugar

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY AVHIANWU PEOPLE ON THEIR FIRST SUMMIT HELD ON 19TH DAY OF APRIL, 2014, AT YERIMAH HOTEL, FUGAR WITH THE
THEME: UNITY,PEACE AND PROGRESS IN AVHIANWU LAND (UPPA)

The first Avhianwu summit under the auspices of Ogieavhianwu – in- C0uncil took place on 19th April, 2014 at Yerimah Hotel, Fugar unde the distinguished Chairmanship of Chief (Sir) James S.
Imhoede with eight resource persons delivering papers on diverse fields and disciplines:
The maiden summit was attended by sons and daughters of Avhianwu drawn from all walks of life with representations from traditional Institutions, Associations, Clubs, Towns Unions and Quarters.

1.An interim management committee headed by Chief (Sir) J.S. Imhoede with the eight resource persons as members was constituted to recommend measures that would put Avhianwu on a path of irreversible progress and development, and to ensure the sustenance of the ideals of the summit.
2.As a corollary, the summit shall be held on yearly basis with the interim Management Committee saddled with the responsibility of soliciting for funds from Avianwu sons and daughters and other legitimate sources.
3.The summit shall provide a veritable platform for cross­ fertilization of ideas among Avhianwu people for the progress, development and unity of the clan;
4.Recognizing the place of culture in the developmental process, the need to preserve and protect our identity and cultural heritage, the summit mandated the interim Management Committee to recommend measures and steps to adopt in order to revive and strengthen our culture and customs bearing in mind the dynamics of the modern society.
5.The summit commended the Council of Chiefs led by the Ogieavianwu-designate, Chief Jackson Etokhana, the current Okphe-Ukpi ofIraokhor for their bold initiative and foresight in putting together the August Summit and prayed for peaceful and fruitful reign in their respective traditional villages.
6.In total recognition of the fact that development and progress can only thrive in an environment devoid of rancour and mutual recriminations, the summit enjoined the Og1eavianwu­ in-Council to, as a matter of utmost urgency, take steps to resolve the lingering disputes in the Clan.

7.ln furtherance of the resolve to revive and modernize our
raditional practices, where appropriate, the summit mandated the interim Management Committee to work out modalities that will give our traditional mode of dressing a pride of place m all our traditional ceremonies. The summit equally mandated the Committee to consider the possibility of holding Esi Festival on the same day throughout the Clan.
8.The summit commended the organizing committee led by Okhaemhor Akpaibor for the wonderful job and patriotic zeal which made the summit a huge success.
9.The summit noted with satisfaction, the pledge by some of our illustrious sons and daughters present including, Hon. Emmanuel Momoh, Chairman, Etsako Central Local Government and Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, former Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan to support subsequent summits financially and morally.
10.The summit was declared closed by a common resolve by participants to promote and defend collectively the unity and cultural heritage of Avhianwu people.

Barr. James A.K. Akhigbe
Interim Secretary
Avh/Or wu Management Committee

Chief {Sir) J.S. Imhoede
Interim Chairman
Avh 1anwu Managemenr Commmee



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