A renowned Nigerian based philanthropist, Sir Matthew Tonlagha, Executive Director, Fenog Nigeria Limited has dolled out a whopping sum of #1.5m on cultural dance competition to mark the 50th birth anniversary celebration of High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo and the generalissimo of the Niger Delta struggle for emancipation. The Liberator Newspapers can report.
Matthew Tonlagha, Executive Director of Fenog Nigeria Limited made the disclosure yesterday at Oporoza, traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State while playing host to President general, Comr. Onitsha Shadrach and members of Gbaramatu Youth Council (GYC).
The renowned Nigerian based philanthropist noted that he will be celebrating Tompolo’s birth anniversary at the royal pavilion in Oporoza, traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom on April 4th 2021 being Easter Sunday.
Tonlagha maintained that while the dance competition would feature different cultural dancers from communities constituting Gbaramatu Kingdom on Sunday April 4th, first prize will go home with the sum of #700,000,00 (Seven Hundred Thousand Naira).
He continued that those who would come out second and third positions would also go home with the sum of #500,000,00 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira) and #300,000,00 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira) respectively.
Meanwhile, Sir Matthew Tonlagha maintained that the programme would be anchored by Gbaramatu Youth Council (GYC), being the apex youth body in the kingdom.
Speaking further, president of GYC, Comr. Onitsha Shadrach who was accompanied by Barr. Frank Ekpemupolo, Speaker Gbaramatu Mobile Youth Parliament had assured the revered philanthropist cum business tycoon that he will use his office as president to mobilise people from the various communities in the Kingdom to heavily participate in the programme.
Comr. Onitsha Shadrach had particularly lauded Matthew Tonlagha on his philantropic gestures, stressing that Gbaramatu Kingdom, Ijaw nation and Niger Delta is proud of him for his selfless and humanitarian services over the years, praying that the Lord Almighty shall continue to increase him financially and otherwise to continue to do good for the human race.
The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report that the entire Ijaw nation will on the 12th of April 2021 celebrate Tompolo’s birth anniversary being his date of birth.