Awards Ceremony: L. U. Ighomrore
Awards Ceremony: Gordon Mukoro
Awards Ceremony: Felix Ibru
Awards Ceremony:Moses Taiga
Awards Ceremony: S. S. Obruche
Awards Ceremony: Oskar Ibru
Dignitaries seated at the hightable
for Opening Prayers at the start of the
Conference at Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, on 27 November
2009. The Chairman of the Opening Ceremonies (fourth from left) was
Moses Taiga. To his right were Deacon Gamaliel Onosode, Dr.
Isaac Ikoyo-Eweto and Mrs. Victoria Oti Akpobome. To Olorogun Taiga's
left were Olorogun Felix Ibru (UPU's President-General); His Majesty Emmanuel E. Sidesso, Abe I, Ovie r'
Uvwie; Professor Sam Oyovbaire, etc.
Kings at the Eighth Annual Conference
Urhobo Progress Union and Other Urhobo Leaders at the Conference
Laying of Wreaths in Memory of Three Ovu Presidents of UPU and Two Wives of UPU Presidents & Other Events During UHS Thanksgiving Ceremonies, 29 November, 2009, at Ovu, Urhoboland
An important series of events
Annual Conference of Urhobo Historical Society is enacted in the
ceremonies which feature trans-dominational Christian of worship. It is
held in interior Urhobo towns. Previous thanksgiving ceremonies were
held at Agbarha-Otor (2004), Sapele (2005) and at Agbarho (2006). The
2009 ceremonies were held at Ovu and combined UPU display of
gratitutde to a town that has produced the highest number of Presidents
for the Union. The President-General, Olorogun Felix Ibru, was received
into Ovu with a 21-gun salute. He laid wreaths at the grave sites of
Chief Omorohwovo Okoro (founding President), Chief John Okpodu, who
took over Presidency of the Union on the unexpected death of Chief
Mukoro Mowoe in 1948, and Chief T. E. A. Salubi, the longest serving
President of the Union. He also laid wreaths at the grave sites of two
women who were wives of past presidents of Urhobo Progress Union and
were buried in Ovu. These are Mrs.Grace Mowoe and Mrs. Okumagba.
These events were followed
colourful Thanksgiving Ceremony. Thereafter honours were awarded to
eighteen distinguished Urhobo
men and women by the Kings and two High Chiefs..
A group of participants
from Uwherun. At the centre is Mr. M. Ohwariovbe, a lecturer
at Government College, Ughelli