Obikporo village is one of the progressive villages in Inland Town Onitsha, legend has it they migrated from Igala, which made them to be referred as Ogbe Olu (Olu Village) that includes Ogbeotu as well, the ‘Onyeagba’ is a pseudonym for a woman, while ‘Nwaolu’ is for a man from Obikporo village.
Onwa Oseloka Areh of Obikporo village ,on the 5th of December 2015 in his own little way of showing care to the Onyeagbas including the widows among them , shared some good moment with his sisters by sharing bags of Rice, groundnut oil, can malt and tin tomatoes and thirty thousand naira to them as a Christmas package.
Our correspondence in Onitsha Mr Chu Victor Ifeajuna spoke with him and he has this to say –
“Thank God Almighty for the life he has giving to me and my family and also the life of everyone here today and pray that God will meet everyone at the point of their needs, also i believe that since God has blessed me and made me to have a little to give out, I decided to start with my sisters in Obikporo Village . Promoting peace and unity amongst the villagers is the reason he is spreading this Love, he reiterated that he doesn’t belong to any faction, he belongs to Obikporo”.
Onwa Oseloksa Areh is an easy going gentleman that does not like to show off or be publicized . Be that as it may be , his handwork speaks for themselves as they say charity begins at home .
Onwa single handedly provided Obikporo Village with solar power , street lights . Coming to Obikporo at night is quite beautiful mostly when friends and loved ones gather at different spots for relaxation .
Every entrance into Obikporo Village has a solar powered light i.e From Umuikem , Okosi ,Ugwunaobamkpa 1st and 2nd entrances , while others were installed at different points within the Village to provide light at night .
He also provided primary health care insurance cover for 20 elderly women in the first phase, more people will benfit in subsequent phases.
Thanks to you Onwa Oseloka Areh , you are worthy to be emulated . Ezigbo Onye Onicha Ado N’ Idu.
STORY BY MR CHU VICTOR IFEAJUNA