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83rd Founders Day Anniversary Of Igbobi College Yaba Luncheon And Annual Merit Award Ceremony ICOBA President's Opening Address
News > Articles & Publications      |      Posted: April 9, 2015 10:44:18am GMT |      Views: 2593

Members of the Board of Trustees, Past presidents of ICOBA, Chairmen of Branches and Sets, Distinguished ICOBA Merit Award Recipients, Members of the Board of Governors, My Lords Spiritual and Temporal, the College Principal and Staff, Fellow Old Igbobians, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen and Students.

It is with joy that I welcome you to this celebratory occasion, we are indeed grateful that you are here to felicitate with us as our dear alma mater adds another year to its glorious and rich existence.

A college that has turned out many great personalities who have made their mark in very existence of our country Nigeria and indeed in the diaspora.

The dream of our founding fathers continue to be fulfilled as evidenced in the array of distinguished men here seated today.

Ours is a history of triumphs and tribulations, not different from the many mosaics and rich colorations which pervade the lives of all human beings.

Over the years, the resilience of our college to overcome many adversities thrown by providence and acts of men in her way is worth commending and  deserves to be celebrated.

May I humbly put on record that the efforts of Old Igbobians in the quest to continually rescue and support our college is unsurpassed and gradually becoming the stuff of legend among Old Student associations at least in our immediate catchment area of Lagos.

Old Igbobians, I salute you all for this unflinching support to the college and to ICOBA.

Over the years, many of us have distinguished themselves either in their professional calling or in service to both ICOBA and our country Nigeria.

I can confidently say that, there is no area of endeavor in which Old Igbobians have not excelled and recognized as such.

At this very moment, one of us and a 2003 ICOBA Merit Award Recipientis on the ticket to the highest office in Nigeria and many others too have booked their tickets to various offices under the banner of varied political parties to serve their communities. We wish them all the very best in the upcoming elections.

However, today belongs to the college and our colleagues who will be bestowed with the prestigious ICOBA Merit Award. I congratulate all the recipients and pray that they continue to live up to the standards which have earned themthis recognition.

Finally, may I use this opportunity to thank all of us here and especially those who have made it a point of duty to attend this celebratory event each and every year. Your support and attendance is most appreciated.

I urge you all to sit back and enjoy this event with us.

 

Omnes Unum In Domino

Engr. Murphy Ipaye

President ICOBA

 


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