Wike unveils Ikpeazu memorial Library,eulogizes Ikpeazu @58



Rivers State Governor,Nyesom Wike,Tuesday, officially unveiled the Ishmeal Ikpeazụ Memorial Library and Center for Scientific Leadership Umuobiakwa, Obingwa LGA, built in memory of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s father.


The official unveiling of the Library forms part of activities marking the celebration of Governor Ikpeazu’s 58th Birthday Anniversary.


The One story Library complex consists of modern facilities such as an E-Library, 24hrs Internet Broad-band,Museum housing relics of Governor Ikpeazu’s grand father who was a renowned blacksmith, Guest House, collection of the Governor’s intervetions in various sectors of the state’s economy among others.

Speaking during the ceremony,Governor Nyesom Wike congratulated Goveenor Okezie Ikpeazu for using his 58th birthday Anniversary to immortalize his Late father by instituting the Ishmael Ikpeazu Memorial Library and Center for Scientific Leadership.

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Governor Wike furthermore stated that the Abia State Governor, Dr Ikpeazu has through the gesture immortalized the Ikpeazu dynasty.

While noting that part of the problems in Nigeria is lack of documentation,Governor Wike said that the Scientific Library will serve generation unborn especially in the area of research in addition to addressing the myraids of challenges facing the society.


The Rivers State Governor assured that he would continue to identify with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu whom he described as a dependable ally and brother, adding that the agitation for inclusion of the Southern part of the country is not for is personal benefit to give all sections a sense of belonging.


In his goodwill message, the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose while congratulating Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for attaining the mile stone, said history will be kind to him for changing the narratives in Abia state.

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He charged the PDP Governorship Candidate in the forthcoming 2023 General elections Professor Uche Ikonne to strive to consolidate on the gains recorded by the present administration if elected the next Governor of the state.


Earlier in his speech,Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said the Ishmael Ikpeazu Memorial Library and Center for Scientific Leadership was built through the support of his friends and well wishers to effect the ideals of the Ikpeazu dynasty.

According to Governor Ikpeazu, an initial 50 candidates will benefit from the program which will focus on a new leadership paradigm.


Ikpeazu stated that the institution would bequeath generation yet unborn with the requisite knowledge to survive in the present day world, pointing out that he has institutionalized the library to offer scientific solution to the myriads of challenges bedeviling the society.

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