PEOPLES CLUB URGES LOVE AMONG IGBOS, PROPOSES ASSISTANCE TO OCHANJA FIRE VICTIMS
By Uzo Ugwunze :
Obosi (Idemili North LGA), Dec. 3, 2019 (MOI) A prestigious Social Club, Peoples Club of Nigeria International (PCNI), Onitsha Branch has called on Igbos all over the world to remain indivisible by loving themselves in spite of socio-economic challenges.
The call was made during the 17th induction of new members and fund raising of N12 million for purchase of club’s AC-Coaster Bus at PCNI House Limca road, Nkpor.
The club sympathised with the Ochanja Market Traders, who were victims of the petrol tanker fire; the PCNI plans to raise special fund to assist them.
Speaking, the PCNI National Vice-President, Mr Charles Udeh urged Ndi-Igbo at home and in The Diaspora to remain united and love one another anywhere they found themselves.
``There is lack of love among Ndigbo. If Igbos should embrace love, everything will be okay. When there is love, you can help your brother in need. Together we progress,’’ Udeh said.
In his speech, PCNI Chairman Onitsha branch, Mr John Onwuazor urged victims of Ochanja market to be courageous; saying that the club would assist them.
``PCNI helps people; we just visited some orphanages including the home of the disabled, Ozubulu. We intend to raise fund to support the fire victims.
``We are using this induction to address the leadership issues at the national level. PCNI has enjoyed phenomenal growth. We can boast of 26 branches overseas and 22 branches in Nigeria.
``After a rigorous interview we are here to induct 18 members out of about 30 persons that applied. We enjoin the inductees to mingle and serve humanity,’’ Onwuazor said.
One of the patrons, Mr Nwagbo Maduekwe enjoined new members to emulate the good virtues of older members because PCNI had a reputation to protect.
An inductee, Mr Chris Nwakobi said he was pleased to become a member of PCNI, saying that it was a dream come true to join the ranks of notable individuals in the society.
Mr Augustine Chukelu, an inductee said: ``I am very happy. I used to hear of PCNI, I never knew I will be a member of this most prestigious club in Nigeria’’.
Mr John Okeakpu, new member said that joining PCNI; he believed that he had reached his peak; explaining how he worked hard from childhood to achieve success to become a member of the club.
Newly inducted members are Mr Edmund Ugwunze, Mr Ikwuka Okoye, Igwe C. N. Okpala and Mr Amobi Kenneth.
The induction witnessed fund raising,
presentation of PCNI membership certificates by Mr Udeh who represented PCNI
National President, Mr Joseph Ilonze. (MOI)