The South-South Community in the Federal Capital Territory has inaugurated new executive members to pilot the affairs of the community in FCT. South-South community comprises of people from the six states of the south-south zone of the country. The states are; Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and River.
The community has been in existence since 1990s with some with irregular management until some patriotic indigenes of the decided to revive the community. The Election that brought in the new executive took place in April 2014.
The inauguration took place under the chairmanship of Chief E. K. Clark, the Grand Patron of the South-South Community, who was unavoidably absent. The Chief host of the occasion, Dr. Mike Okiro IGP(Rtd.) was on hand to inaugurate the new executive members.
The new executive comprises of one chairman(COMPOL Barr.) Lawrence Alobi (Rtd); one deputy chairman(Deaconess Data Orumadike); six vice chairmen to reflect the six states of south-south(Obong Freedom Ibritam- Akwa Ibom; Anthony Alagoa- Bayelsa; Barr. Lekam Okoi- Cross River; Prince Patrick Fufeyin Delta; Chief Charles Okosun – Edo; Ibiso George-Rivers); one general secretary(Ebitimi Egberipou); one assistant secretary(Barr. [Mrs.] Ann Eyo); one provost(High Chief Paul Isodhe); one PRO(Hon. Charles Ogedi [JP]); one woman leader(Deaconess Josephine Odongide); one youth leader(Comrade Ipalibo Bagshaw); one treasurer(CSP Harry Julian [Rtd]); one financial secretary(Solomon Barry); one social secretary(Ogiede Solomon); one auditor(Engr. Stephen Agbaka); and six ex-officio members to reflect the six states of the south-south community also (Agnes Edet Ben -Akwa Ibom; Mrs. Eloviano Ijarikre – Bayelsa; Mrs. Charity Andrew-Bassey – Cross River; Chief Ese Omafuakpo – Delta; Barr. David Agbonifo – Edo and Egelege V. E. (Vicky Eeen) – Rivers).
The new chairman of the community, COMPOL (Barr.) Lawrence E. Alobi (Rtd) told our correspondent that he is proud to serve his people in this capacity. He promised that he make sure that zone takes her rightful place in the development of the nation.
Also the PRO, Hon. Charles Ogedi (JP) enjoined journalists to give objective reportage of the activities of the community, as it will go a long way in unifying the country, because the zone is peace-loving and accommodating.