By Akpokona Omafuaire
WARRI—THE National Association of Gbaramatu Students, NAGS, has congratulated Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, on his 45th birthday. It said it has also concluded plans to host a special event in Tompolo’s honour in Warri, Delta State.
This is coming as Chairman of Kunukunuma community in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, Chief Moses Bebenimibo, described Tompolo as one of the greatest sons of the region in view of his efforts to bring development to the Niger Delta.
In a statement congratulating Tompolo on his 45th birthday, Chief Bebenimibo said it was unfortunate, “that those who want perpetual poverty and underdevelopment of the coastal area of the Niger Delta region which feeds the country are using our brothers to scuttle the only university in the coastal region of Nigeria.”
On his part, Seifa Ekpemupolo, National President, NAGS, who spoke yesterday in Warri, described Tompolo as a legend and hero.
He said that the celebration was inevitable considering the positive impact Tompolo has on the lives of the students through facilitation of scholarships and provision of educational materials and school uniforms to students.
He said: “We wish our brother, mentor and leader a lovely and joyfully birthday. We pray the Almighty God to change your story to glory, for the role you played toward education in nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the region.
“With your efforts currently, NAGS has registered members capacity of over 3,000 students from various tertiary institutions in and outside the country. Through you, we have students from colleges of education, technical school in the amnesty international and universities.”