By Joseph Ekoja U.
What a Piece of Work in ( a young) Man The famous English playwright William Shakespeare coined this expression. It appeared in his play Hamlet, a tragedy from the year 1602. The main character, Prince Hamlet, speaks this line in Act II Scene 2. He explains that humans seem NOBLE and GREAT but really are like dust.
“WATCHOUT INA2021 NOMINEES “
IDOMA Noble Award 2020 has come and gone but the speech remains a mark of chain of development in the history of Idoma till eternity.
INA 2020 was grace by many prominent Idoma men and women from different part of the country Lagos, PH, abuja and diapora . Award category cut across every field of life with a THEME: PEACE AND UNITY, AS A CATALYST FOR SOCIAL -CULTURAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
The guest speaker Prof Armstrong Adejo, a topic ranking professor in History from the Department of History Benue state university (BSU). Prof. Armstrong is prolific writer and seasoner life changing speaker per excellence clears the audience the needs for the of event at this critical moment of Idoma anticipation for Governorship comes 2023.
IDOMA NOBLE AWARD (INA2020) is number one recognised and very organised event , best social and educative event in the history of Idoma nation. Thus, the Board carefully engaged high profile personality like Prof Armstrong Adejo to treat the topic : PEACE AND UNITY AS A CATALYST, SOCIAL-CULTURAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT.
According to the Speaker, Prof. Armstrong Adejo. Idoma Noble Award is a recalling decimal in the life of our dear nation, Idoma. I have decided to speak on redefining IDOMA Identity in this century usually called 21st century. He (Armstrong) narrated that, Identity is very important, either you like or not. And if you are not conscious enough it will be difficult for you to take decision in life meaning when identity is lost. As such, culture, social, politics and economy are the parameter in measuring development. Perhaps, speaking on identity of IDOMA in-relating with the topic is very wide…
Idoma colour Red and Black is very significant and can easily be identified in any where across the globe. It is very possible and easy to identify with any one with IDOMA attire either in Africa, Europe and Asian country , as such one can walk up the person and said OYI ABOLE ! if the person replied , It gives more greater solidarity. That is how powerful Identity can unit individual or group of people. Identify build a factor of development, it gives group of people a strength and character of moving ahead. Are we really conscious of our own identity. Prof. Armstrong Asked ?
There are alot of argument which we have talk about, like division. But, any nationality that had a cleared identity structure will always have unity among themselves. Language is very important as well as a great factor of identity. Now, how many of us speaks IDOMA language in our homes? How many of us bothered to accept any one that visited us with IDOMA greetings ” Nnmaochi , Nnmaeno ” we keeps talking about this and people becomes irritated ” But is like a food, as long as you are hungry, you must eat the food. Prof. ARMSTRONG emphasized. As a matter of fact, until we accept to be united and redefine ourselves , there shall be no stop to discuss our dilemma.
Prof Armstrong Adejo stressed that, Idoma is bless with natural endowment idoma’s are doing excellently well in their individual and corporate assignment anywhere in the world. Idoma are so much recognised and referred to as hard working people, women and men of integrity that many looks up to. Meanwhile, Unity in dis-unity has killed many Idoma corporate plans, That is why ICHETOHA KI’DOMA call for meeting every one begins to ask questions is that any need for me to be there? That why a powerful event like IDOMA NOBLE AWARD is called upon, Some will ask who is the man behind it. BENUE RE-BIRTH MOVEMENT called for stakeholders meeting many of our political leaders turns off apart from senator from the federal republic of Nigeria Sen. Abba Moro, every other member both at the federal and state house of Assembly turns deaf ears on the called that matters for Zone C ahead of 2023. These are the people’s we voted for and to represent us also to be call upon at any time. But, they are also the same peaple that begs to attend meeting at Gboko. But coming to Idoma social event or meeting they complains to be too busy. Prof said.
Nobody should leave this epochal event ( IDOMA NOBLE AWARD) without being convinced that politics does not matter. This is a prime event to discuss what we want to get. We must shade off this hypertetic statement of ours! Na you dey feed me? ICHETOHA K’IDOMA has been trying for the past 20years progressively to address the matter… But the message is not going. We need to develop a mental positivity first ! tell yourself , IDOMA governorship is possible in 2023. Nobody should pick deputy ticket from zone C, if they don’t give us governorship seat let them hold both deputy and Governor . We are not going to war with anybody, but we will use our intellectual capacity to get what we want. Prof Armstrong Adejo said.
Finally, I want to use this opportunity to appreciate the good people of Idoma to come together as one, as well embrace ourselves and head for one goal post.
Also event like this ” IDOMA NOBLE AWARD ” is a great and powerful one and must be taken seriously. Prof Armstrong also appreciate the organiser of the event and the board of the screening committee, charged them to keep it up and ensure it goes viral with enough publicity in edition 2021.