The Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Pius Ewherido, weekend, presented a brand new Kia Cerrato to Miss Sagbodje Eguono, winner of the Urhobo Language Competition he initiated and sponsored. The event concluded the 2012 annual Urhobo Day celebration in Delta State.
Making the presentation during the Urhobo Day general thanksgiving service at the Urhobo Cultural Centre in Uvwiamuge-Agbarho, Senator Ewherido said the competition was designed to encourage the writing and speaking of Urhobo among the younger generation so as to arrest the gradual decline in appreciation of the language among the Urhobo speaking people of the State.
President General of Urhobo Progress Union, Gen. Patrick Aziza (rtd), described the competition as a tonic for the revival of the Urhobo language and culture.
The winner, Miss Eguono, 24, from Agbarha-Otor, is a graduate of Microbiology from the University of Port-Harcourt.