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Edo Agog as Ibrahim Lamorde is immortalised in Ogbona Community

Edo Agog as Ibrahim Lamorde is immortalised joshuajoshua News June 30, 2024 0 Comments Edo Agog as Ibrahim Lamorde is immortalised *Jonathan Obaseki, Mele Kyari, Momoh Orbih, other bigwigs attend, hail Inter-Atlas Synergy Late former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Lamorde, has been immortalised in Edo State. An ultra-modern auditorium and outdoor sports centre built at Ogbona Secondary School, in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, was named Ibrahim Lamorde Hall. A director in Inter-Atlas Synergy, Peter Omoh Dunia, hails from the Ogbona community, in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State. The edifice was built by award-winning pipelines security firm, Inter-Atlas Synergy Limited, chaired by Lamorde until his demise on May 25th, 2024. One of the Executive Directors of the private security outfit, Mr. Peter Omoh Dunia, hails from the community. The project was facilitated by Dunia, popularly known as Peter Black. The event laced with pomp and pageantry, was witnessed by the cream-de-la-cream of the society, especially the representatives of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr Omobayo Godwins, who delivered his boss’ goodwill message, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Engineer Abubakar Momoh, Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Engineer Mele Kyari, South/South Zonal Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, elated family members of Ibrahim Lamorde led by Adamawa State Honourable Commissioner for Special Duties, Hon. Usman Lamorde, his Ministry of Education counterpart in Edo State, Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, National President of the Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSCON), Chief Style Tamaranebi Other members of the Lamorde family present at the event include the scion of Ibrahim Lamorde and Mr Usman I. Lamorde and another younger sibling of the late anti-graft czar, Dr. Suleiman Lamorde. The team of Inter-Atlas Synergy Limited was led by the company’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Femi Meshe. The security company’s Executive Director, Mr. Niyi Oginni, was also present at the epoch-making event. The clerics were led to the event by the Catholic Archbishop of Auchi Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Gabriel Dunia. Captains of the oil and gas industry as well as top executives in the public and private sectors were not left out. The traditional institutions from various towns in the Etsako axis of Edo State and indeed all over the country were fully represented at the occasion. Specifically, HRM Jackson Aperelire Etokhana and Ogie Ahwianwu of the Avhianwu Clan led the appreciative and joyous people of the Etsako communities to the inauguration ceremony. His Lordship, Most Rev. Gabriel Dunia, Bishop of Auchi Diocese. Dignitaries, including Jonathan, Obaseki, Momoh, Kyari, and Oviawe, in their goodwill messages hailed the board and management of Inter-Atlas Synergy Limited for being responsible corporate citizens. They urged all other corporate bodies to emulate the patriotic gesture of the private security firm. In her goodwill message, the Chairperson of Ogbona Secondary School Management Board (SMB), Mrs. Joan Egwuonwu, also praised the Inter-Atlas, Synergy Limited, especially Dunia, adding that the “ultra-modern school auditorium and outdoor sports centre donated by Inter-Atlas Synergy Limited, courtesy of our respected board member, Peter Omoh Dunia Esq are the crowns of this board’s plethora of interventions.” HRM Jackson Aperelire Etokhana also towed the same line with Egwuonwu, by hauling encomiums at Inter-Atlas Synergy and one of its Executive Directors, Peter Omoh Dunia, whom he described as a ” valuable, public-spirited and selfless personality, who has made unparalleled and far-reaching contributions to the upliftment and development of Avhianwu Clan, Etsakoland and their people.” In his goodwill, Tamaranebi said, “I’m privileged to be here to witness this laudable project in the Niger Delta host community today in Edo State. Permit me to use this medium as a clarion call to the Oil and Gas multi-nationals, which have hidden under the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) 2021, not to do the needful for our impoverished communities. “Today Inter-Atlas Synergy Limited has displayed commitment in CSR to our communities and the Host community organization we want to thank you for the promise kept and promise delivered and we say there is a brighter tomorrow God Bless Inter Atlas, God bless Nigeria.” The spokesman of the Lamorde family, Dr. Suleiman Lamorde, expressed appreciation to the board and management of Inter-Atlas Synergy Limited for honouring and immortalising his older sibling. The medical practitioner was particularly elated that the first attempt to immortalise his late brother, who hailed from Adamawa State in the North East geopolitical zone of the country came from Edo State in the South/South of the country. “This development is heart-warming. It further confirmed that Nigeria is one and our oneness is not a fluke. The Lamorde family is extremely grateful to the management of Inter-Atlas Synergy Limited took the initiative to immortalise our brother. We are also heavily indebted to our brother, Mr. Peter Dunia, who has been extremely supportive of our family. With the immortalising of our brother in Ogbona Town, in Etsako, we have got a second home in Edo State. We sincerely thank the people of Edo State, for this thoughtful gesture,” Lamorde added. Meshe, in his speech, said the auditorium and outdoor sports centre were provided by Inter-Atlas Synergy Limited in line with the company’s “dedication to improving the quality of life in the host communities where we operate. Inter-Atlas Synergy Limited has instituted a program to undertake various infrastructure development projects through the Niger Delta.” “We believe that the Ogbona Secondary School Ultra-modern Auditorium and Sports Facilities building, 2,000-seater auditorium and sporting facility named after our late Chairman, DIG Ibrahim Lamorde (rtd), will enhance both educational and civic activities in the entire Ogbona community, Etsako Central LGA, Edo State, spurring more of such contributions from other organisations to this community and others across the region.” “It is our conviction that all International Oil Companies and Local Oil Companies (IOC/LOC) particularly, and all other stakeholders,

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Commissioning of the Ogbona Secondary School Ultra-Modern Hall Auditorium and Outdoor Sports Centre donated by Peter Omoh Dunia

Commissioning of the Ogbona Secondary School Ultra-Modern Hall Auditorium and Outdoor Sports Centre donated by Peter Omoh Dunia On behalf of the Ogbona Elites Forum, we extend our warmest congratulations to Interatlas Synergy Limited, led by the visionary Peter Dunia, and the Ogbona Secondary School Management Board on the successful commissioning of the multipurpose auditorium and sports facility at Ogbona Secondary School. This landmark achievement is a testament to your dedication, hard work, and commitment to the development of our community. Your contributions to the growth and progress of Ogbona are truly appreciated. May this milestone inspire continued collaboration and progress in our community. Well done!   Sincerely, Gilbert Erelumhe Odior President, Ogbona Elites Forum   Dear Peter Omo Dunia, We, the members of Ogbona Elites Forum, wish to express our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support and generosity towards our community. The commissioning of the multipurpose auditorium, built by your company, Interatlas Synergy Limited, is a testament to your commitment to our community’s growth and development. Your contributions, including the construction of the 3.5 km asphalt road in 2009, the grading of various access roads in 2024, and repairs to the mini water works, have had a profound impact on our community. Your selflessness and dedication to giving back to the community are truly admirable. We congratulate you on this milestone and thank you for being a shining example of a great son in our community. May your efforts continue to inspire others to follow in your footsteps. Congratulations also to the Ogbona Secondary School Management Board for their hard work and dedication to ensuring the success of this project. Thank you again, Peter Omo Dunia, for your unwavering support. May God bless you abundantly. Sincerely, Gilbert Erelumhe Odior, President, Ogbona Elites Forum ——————————————– Dear Ogbona Secondary School Management Board (SMB), We, the members of Ogbona Elites Forum, extend our warmest congratulations to you on the successful commissioning of the multipurpose auditorium at Ogbona Secondary School. Your hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment to ensuring the success of this project, and many others, are truly commendable. Your efforts have resulted in a state-of-the-art facility that will benefit the students, teachers, and the entire Ogbona community. Your leadership and vision have made a significant impact on the school’s development, and we are grateful for your tireless efforts. Please accept our heartfelt congratulations on this achievement. We appreciate your collaboration with Peter Omo Dunia and Oceanwave Oil and Gas Limited to make this project a reality. May this milestone inspire continued growth and excellence in our community education. Well done! Sincerely,   Gilbert Erelumhe Odior President, Ogbona Elites Forum

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