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Okitipupa, symbolic and hospitable

Fasusi Martins, Okitipupa.
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Chairman, IMO United Citizens, Chief Chidi Okonkwo, has described Okitipupa in Okitipupa Local Area of Ondo state, as a friendly town and hospitable town.

He made the remark over the weekend, during this year’s IMO Day celebration held with pomp and pageantry in Okitipupa.

 The event tagged: “OME N’ IMO, also doubled as a fund raising ceremony for the proposed N35m IMO Hall, and was held at the  Stella Marris Secondary School Compound, Okitipupa.

The occasion  also showcased the display of  IMO cultural values and tradition.

The Hope Metro gathered that it is also conceived to  foster unity and cooperation among the teeming IMO indigenes across the federation.

Speaking at the event, chairman,  IMO United  Citizens, Okitipupa , Chief Chidi Okonkwo, thanked all the Imo sons and daughters, particularly the wife of the Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, who is an indigene of Imo state, for her  support towards the success of the occasion, which he described as remarkable.

Okonkwo also extended  appreciations to the  Jegun of Idepe, Okitipupa, HRM Oba Michael Obatuga, for his love and generosity towards the entire Igbo communities residing and doing businesses in Okitipupa.

He said Okitipupa is very symbolic to the the people of Imo state  because of their level of hospitality and love.

It will be recalled that Imo state derived its name from Imo river and came into existence in 1976 along with other new states, which included Ondo state, created under the leadership of the Late Military head of State , Muritala Muhammed, having been previously part of East Central state.

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Also,  a prominent leader of Igbo community in the state,  Chief Titus Umewenke, expressed excitement over the unity and love among Imo Indigenes residing across Ondo State, Nigeria,them to sustain the development.

The occasion was attended by Imolites from all walks of life.

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