A socio-cultural group of over 20,000 members of Ibibio extraction in Akwa Ibom State, Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, has concluded plans for the grand reception of the State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel.
The ceremony scheduled for Saturday, 6 August, 2016 at the Sir Udo Udoma House headquarters of the group and tagged “Motherof all Receptions” for the Governor of the oil rich State, will be chaired by Mr Udom Inoyo, Executive Director Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited.
Speaking exclusively to newsmen in his office in the Presidential Wing of the Mboho Secretariat, the International President, Akparawa Monday Etukakpan, disclosed that one of the highlights of the day’s event will be the formal induction of His Excellency, Gov Udom Emmanuel, into the bourgeoning Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) which motto is “Oneness for Service”.
He stated that Saturday’s event is part of the week-long 29th Anniversary programme of the Mboho which was established in Calabar, Cross River State on 01 August, 1987, about a month before the creation of Akwa Ibom State.
He explained that 01 August of every year is usually observed in Mboho as Founders’ Day in honour of the 12 founding members 11 of whom are still alive and well.
Thanks-giving Service takes place on Sunday, 7th August at Solid Rock Kingdom Church, Ikot Ekpene Road, Uyo. And the grand finale will be the induction of new members into Mboho at the MMI Headquarters at Uyo, the State Capital.