Chief Godwin Odumu Obla, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has been praised for sparking an Infotech revolution that could bring significant development to Idomaland. Engr John Enoh, President of the New Vision Institute of Technology (NVIT) in the United States, made this statement during a recent visit by the GODWIN OBLA FOUNDATION team to NVIT. The two organizations have signed a partnership agreement to provide an annual endowment fund of 10 million Naira for indigent Idoma students at the Institute.
During the event, Engr Abraham Enoh, Vice President of NVIT, commended the philanthropic efforts of the Foundation, stating that they are positively impacting the lives of citizens. He also thanked Chief Obla for recognizing the importance of skills in the current globalized economic climate and for providing financial support to enable Idoma youths to compete on equal terms with others.
Elder Michael Uba Obande, Director General of the GODWIN OBLA FOUNDATION, reiterated the Foundation’s objective of creating opportunities for the less privileged in society to excel.
In his remarks, Chief Godwin Obla praised Engr John Enoh for his commitment to developing Idomaland through NVIT. He revealed his plans to collaborate with NVIT to establish a specialized University of Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence. He also called on other Idoma leaders to embrace self-help strategies to develop Idomaland.
Engr John Enoh expressed his delight with Chief Godwin Obla’s philanthropic efforts and encouraged more Idoma people to emulate his passion for uplifting society through giving-back projects.
The partnership agreement between GODWIN OBLA FOUNDATION and NVIT stipulates that the annual endowment of 10 million naira shall be for the purpose of supporting and acknowledging the excellence of NVIT students. It also ensures that the endowment is solely for the purpose of supporting or covering the annual tuition fees of indigent Idoma students, and that recipients are selected through a gender-sensitive process that offers equal opportunities to both genders.
Hon Dr Francis Agbo Ottah, a representative in the House of Representatives, also attended the event and expressed his readiness to partner with NVIT for the overall development of Idomaland. He urged Idoma youths to take advantage of the courses offered at NVIT to acquire the necessary skills for current global realities.
Chief Godwin Obla was accompanied by his immediate younger brother, Odejor Okopi Obla, Chief Obidike, and friends and well-wishers from Abuja. The event ended on a high note, with both parties optimistic about the impact of the partnership on the development of Idomaland.