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Idah Club 6575 organizes fund raising to give face lift to Idah Club, other projects

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Idah Club 6575, a social, non-partisan and elitist club with membership of intellectual like minds, is making arrangements to rebuild and remodel Idah Club, a Multi-racial, Multinational and cosmopolitan club house situated in the ancient city of Idah, headquarters of the defunct Igala Native Authority, the current headquarters of Idah LGA, the traditional and ancestral home of the Igala people and the melting point of Igala civilization.
The chairman of the fund raising committee, Hon. Paul Ogwu Ukwenya, gave this indication in a chat with our correspondent recently.
He enumerated other projects that the club is raising funds to implement to include the Establishment of Community Radio station, ICT/Vocational/Entrepreneurial center (including e-library) annual Educational Scholarship program, Annual Free Health care Intervention scheme, Sports Intervention, Promotion of Cultural Heritage and Agricultural Intervention.
Hon Ukwenya said that the club has been very committed to fostering peace, development and wellbeing of the Igala people, specifically the Idah federal constituency through its various intervention projects since inception, and is this time around taking those developmental efforts to the next level by opening its doors to corporate organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, high net-worth/ public spirited individuals and philanthropists to join the club in its different development projects aimed at improving the lot and wellbeing of the people and ultimately engender development.
With planning in top gear, the all-important Fund raising Dinner is expected to hold on the 6th of December 2021 at the Banquet hall of Chida International Hotel, Jabi Abuja at 4pm prompt.
The Club is aiming to raise the sum of 500 million Naira (N500,000,000.00) to be spread among the various projects being envisioned.
According to Hon Ukwenya, “The various Projects put together are meant for those who have the heart to pull resources together for common wellbeing”.
One of the projects is the Re-modeling of Idah Club to a modern befitting state of the art, Avant garde edifice meant to replicate the likes of Ikoyi club and others. “Idah Club is a legacy bequeathed to us by the founding Fathers and we will not let their dream die but rather, we are taking it to the next level from where they stopped”. The new complex, according to him, will include a Club House, a 30 Room Lodging facility, a swimming Pool, a Banquet Hall, a Sports center which includes a Gym/ Fitness Center, an Indoor sports Hall (Table Tennis, Snooker, Chess, Draught etc) a Lawn tennis court, Hand ball, Basketball/Volleyball court, Squash court etc.
He said the project when completed will not only restore the Cosmopolitan glory of the city of Idah, but also engender Igala tourism development and give Igala land a global outlook, showcasing the Igala people as a super race.
He decried the non-availability of a standard lodging facility in the ancient city of Idah, a cultural and tourism nerve center and home of the Igala people and emphasized the misnomer as one of the gaps to be filed by the project. He therefore called on all well-meaning persons of Igala extraction both at home and in the Diaspora, the friends and well-wishers of the club, the political class, the elite and business community, Cultural and Socio-political Organizations, Non-Governmental organizations, donor agencies, to rise up and join others in pooling resources together to make this project a reality.
Idah club 6575 was established on the 31st October, 2018 by Chief Samuel Ogali, the founder and Current president, the Maiden Reunion was held on the 26th December, 2018 at Igalamela/odolu Guest Inn.
During deliberation at the reunion, opinion was raised on the name and it was unanimously agreed that the body be known, called and addressed as Idah Club 6575.
The club has its motto as “Udama, Uredo Kpai Unyogba”. It is a social, non-partisan club with membership drawn from those born in the local Government areas of the Idah Federal Constituency, namely Idah, Ofu, Igalamela/Odolu and Ibaji, between 1965-1975. A world class club with membership spread across major cities in Nigeria and in the diaspora.
The Club parades a retinue of High net-worth personalities of famed Corporate and Social standing on its membership, on the executive committee headed by the President, Chief Samuel Ogali, and on its Board of Trustees, under the chairmanship of Chief Charles-Lwanga Okwoli.
The main purpose of the club is to foster unity, peace and development in Idah and also to synergize, collaborate and partner with Government, private institutions and individuals to bring the much needed socio-economic development through community service to Idah and Igala land in general.

The Club’s achievements include but not limited to the following; The Club has been able to come out firm on Peace Advocacy, during the last general election in April, 2019, IC6575 Peace Advocacy posters were pasted everywhere in Idah. Similarly, during the Kogi State gubernatorial election in November, 2019, the Club’s Peace Advocacy messages were on Amikad Bill Boards in the heart of Lokoja and Anyigba respectively, and the posters were also everywhere in Idah.
27th December, 2019, on the 27th to be precise, the Club’s Medical Team, embarked on Free Medical Outreach and it was a huge success.
Also The Club’s Education Committee went to the field and registered 50 indigent students for 2020 JAMB, it has also selected Ten (10) Secondary Schools in Idah. The eight secondary schools’ principals will select 5 each of indigent but brilliant students annually for the Club to get them registered.
In the area of security, the Club has been dialoguing with Nigerian Police on how to find a lasting solution to social vices like; Thuggery, Armed robbery, Kidnapping, Juvenile delinquency, cultism etc. The Club has in its kitty, blueprints of projects to be executed in short term, Medium term and Long term basis.
No doubt, Members of Idah Club 6575 are determined to change the ugly narratives in the ancient city of Idah through collective and deliberate efforts towards restoring the lost glory of the ancient City.

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Lalu promises standard ramp, other accessibility essentials for PWDs

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The Executive Secretary National Commission for Persons with Disabilities Mr James David Lalu has announced that minimum standards for constructing ramps and other forms of Accessibility requirements for Persons With Disability (PWDs) is currently being designed for general compliance.
The Head Media and Publicity of the commission Mbanefo JohnMichaels quoted Lalu to have made made the disclosure while hosting a group of Parents’ Teachers’ Association (PTA) executives from the Center for Children with Special Needs, Maitama recently in Abuja.

He decried the poor construction of ramps in public places which even cause more harm to persons on wheelchairs when they use such facility.

Lalu also seized the occasion to appreciate the elderly among the delegation for their show of passion towards Children with various forms of disabilities.

“Every child irrespective of his condition has the right to free and quality education,” he said.

He further stated that these children with special needs when aided become exceptional and most times win awards with scholarships to further explore their strengths reaching for the stars.

Speaking further, the Commission’s helmsman informed that there will be scholarship schemes for children with disabilities starting from 2022.

Filled with excitement, the leader of the delegation, Mr. Toromade Olabisi expressed his appreciation and commended the ES for receiving the group despite the short notice.
He hinted that the CCWSN has been operating in the last fifteen years with about Thirty five children with different disabilities ranging from Autism, Cerebral palsy, Deafness, intellectual deficiency, and Down syndrome.

He seized the occasion to appeal for assistive devices to aid the learning of the children.

The group also appealed for the Commission’s intervention to protect children from further discrimination in gaining admission to further their education to Higher Institutions.

Another submission made by the group was to ensure that the National Hospital and some Banks comply with the minimum accessibility requirements for ease of movement by PWDs.

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Idah Club to be remodelled by IC6575 among other projects

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Idah Club, a Multi-racial, Multinational and cosmopolitan club house situated in the ancient city of Idah, headquarters of the defunct Igala Native Authority and the current headquarters of Idah LGA, ogi state, is to be Remodeled and rebuilt to give it a modern international Status alongside other impactful projects.
The President of Idah Club6575, Chief Samuel Ogali stated this recently in a chat with Market Hub Media. He lamented the current state of dilapidation of the Club House which according to him was unacceptable especially given the fact that the ancient city of IDAH, the ancestral Home of the Igala People and melting point of Igala civilization, is a tourist Destination; playing host to the Palace of His Royal Majesty, The Attah Igala, The Inikpi Statue, Odoko Statue, Ojuwo Atogwu, Ubiogba Cliff, Odogo and others.
To achieve this, Idah Club 6575 is organizing a Fundraising Dinner on the 6th of December 2021 at the Banquet Hall of Chida International Hotel, Jabi, Abuja at 4pm and therefore called on all well-meaning individuals, men of good will, Philanthropists and friends of the Club to make history and write their names in Gold by gracing the occasion and donating generously towards achieving the project.
The Club is aiming to raise the sum of 500 million Naira (N500,000,000.00) to be spread among the various projects being envisioned.
Chief Ogali further stated that a committee had been set up by the club with Hon. Paul Ogwu Ukwenya as Chairman and funds made available, to plan and Organise the Fund raising program.

Market Hub Media put a call call to Hon. Paul Ukwenya and he confirmed that the Committee had been inaugurated and has since swung into action
The new complex, according to him, will include a Club House, a 30 Room Lodging facility, a swimming Pool, a Banquet Hall, a Sports center which includes a Gym/ Fitness Center, an Indoor sports Hall (Table Tennis, Snooker, Chess, Draught etc) a Lawn tennis court, Hand ball, Basketball/Volleyball court, Squash court etc.
Chief Ogali also disclosed that funds have been made available for the procurement of drugs and eye glasses for the free medical outreach billed to take place on the 27th of December 2021 at the Idah Zonal Hospital.
Idah club 6575 was established on the 31st October, 2018 by Chief Samuel Ogali, the founder and current president, by the creation of a Whatsapp platform with the initial name as IDAH BOYS 65-75 REUNION.
Names of people of like minds were added to the platform and the Maiden Reunion was held on the 26th December, 2018 at Igalamela/odolu Guest Inn.
During deliberation at the reunion, opinion was raised to change the name and it was unanimously agreed that the body be known, called and addressed as Idah Club 6575.
The club has its motto as “Udama, Uredo Kpai Unyogba”. It is a social, non-partisan club with membership drawn from those born in the local Government areas of the Idah Federal Constituency, namely Idah, Ofu, Igalamela/Odolu and Ibaji, between 1965-1975. A world class club with 109 (one hundred and nine) members spread across major cities in Nigeria and in the diaspora.
The Club parades a retinue of High net-worth personalities of famed Corporate and Social standing on its membership, on the executive committee headed by the President, Chief Samuel Ogali, and on its Board of Trustees, under the chairmanship of Chief Charles-Lwanga Okwoli.
The main purpose of the club is to foster unity, peace and development in Idah and also to synergize, collaborate and partner with Government, private institutions and individuals to bring the much needed socio-economic development through community service to Idah and Igala land in general.

The Club’s achievements include but not limited to the following; The Club has been able to come out firm on Peace Advocacy, during the last general election in April, 2019, IC6575 Peace Advocacy posters were pasted everywhere in Idah. Similarly, during the Kogi State gubernatorial election in November, 2019, the Club’s Peace Advocacy messages were on Amikad Bill Boards in the heart of Lokoja and Anyigba respectively, and the posters were also everywhere in Idah.
27th December, 2019, on the 27th to be precise, the Club’s Medical Team, embarked on Free Medical Outreach and it was a huge success.
Also the Club’s Education Committee went to the field and registered 50 indigent students for 2020 JAMB, it has also selected Ten (10) Secondary Schools in Idah.
The eight secondary schools’ principals will select 5 each of indigent but brilliant students annually for the Club to get them registered.
In the area of security, the Club has been dialoguing with Nigerian Police on how to find a lasting solution to social vices like; Thuggery, Armed robbery, Kidnapping, Juvenile delinquency, cultism etc. The Club has in its kitty, blueprints of projects to be executed on short term, Medium term and Long term basis.
No doubt, Members of Idah Club 6575 are determined to change the ugly narratives in the ancient city of Idah through collective and deliberate efforts towards restoring the lost glory of the ancient City.

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Jigawa establishes special fund for welfare of PWDs

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By Ahmed Rufa’i, Dutse

THE Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Muhaamnad Badaru Abubakar has approved the establishment of a special fund to carter for the welfare of the people with disability in the state.

The commissioner, ministry of women affairs and social Development, Hajiya Yalwa Da’u Tijjani made the disclosure in her speech at the inauguration of the chairman and members of the governing board of rehabilitation board.

She said “The fund will jointly be established by ministry of women affairs, ministry of justice, office of the head of civil service and the Nigeria labour congress”.

According to her “When the law becomes enforceable civil servants in the State will contribute from their earnings”.

Earlier, in his speech, the Executive Secretary of the board Alhaji Ibrahim Rabakaya, represented by the Director Administration and Finance of the ministry, applauded governor Badaru Abubakar for appointing the members.

In their separate responses, Chairman of the Board Alhaji Sale Zakakar Kafin Hausa and chairman of the Jigawa state people with disability, Mallam Muhammad Usman thanked governor Badaru for giving them the opportunity to serve the state.

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