The peoples Club of Nigeria, Rivers State branch, has on Thursday, 30th of November, 2017 concluded on its plan to induct prospective members, come 2018.
The disclosure was made by the chairman of the state branch, Mr. Ebere Owhonda, shortly after the end of year meeting and birthday celebration of some members, which took place at the club hall in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
According to Mr. Owhonda, the event was the usual way of the club to celebrate the birthday of its members by allowing them invite their family, friends and well wishers to come and celebrate with them.
He noted that the expenses encountered in the course of the event was handled by the club as a way of encouraging and making members have a sense of belonging and to actually know that they were loved by the club.
Owhonda described the club as a social and non profitable organization like the Rotary Club and the Lions Club, among others that provide selfless services to the society, through the support of members.
He opined that majority of the members were Christians, even himself that is an evangelist in a Redeemed Christian Church of God, contrary to the notion that the club is a secret organization. He added that the praise and worships of the club were actually what attracted him to join the club.
The young chairman further noted that the club was open to all tribes of the country and not for the Igbos alone as people would think, maintaining that the club, even though, open to prospective members, has a class of people that could be allowed to come in and not just an all-comers affair.
Speaking on his choice as the chairman of the branch, looking at the caliber and age of other members in the club, Mr. Owhonda posited that his humility and commitment to the ideals of the club, despite being a Rivers man was what made the members to accept him as the chairman of the club.
He expressed his joy that the initiative and some of the reforms he brought in the club were highly appreciated by members and his resolve to continue to serve them from the bottom of his heart.
Chief Engr. Raymond Anajemba, Onowu Ndigbo in Rivers and Bayelsa States, Chief Okey Okah, former chairman of Rivers State Road Rehabilitation and Maintenance Agency, who came to celebrate with Ezinne Lolo Kate Eze and Hon. Moses Tobin, APDA party chairman, Port Harcourt City LGA, Rivers State, were among personalities that graced the occasion.