Urhobo Historical Society

THIRD MUKORO MOWOE MEMORIAL

SYMPOSIUM  2000


The Executive Director and Members of the Urhobo National Forum, U.S.A., are pleased to invite all Urhobo, other Nigerians and friends to the Third Mukoro Mowoe Memorial Symposium which will be held this year at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 90-10 Grand Central Parkway, Queens, New York, on Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 10 a:m. [Phone: 718.446.4800    Fax: 718.446. 4886].

The theme for this year's Symposium is  URHOBO SOCIO-ECONOMIC AGENDA:   A CHALLENGE FOR DEVELOPMENT & PROGRESS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM.

GUEST SPEAKER: Our invited guest speaker this year is a well known Urhobo scholar. DR. IGHO  NATUFE is someone who is very dedicated to issues that affect the Urhobo Nation. Dr. Natufe currently lives in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. He was the leader of the Urhobo Delegation to the Washington, D.C. “Peace Conference” on  the  Niger Delta Crisis of 1999. Dr. Natufe is the Deputy Chairman of the Urhobo Historical Society. You will be challenged and thrilled to listen to him speak.

SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOR: Chief ANTHONY UKOLI,  the Avwerosuo of Agbarha Kingdom, Warri,  is this year’s guest of honor. Chief Ukoli will speak on the following topic: URHOBO UNITY & PROGRESS IN DIASPORA: CHALLENGES & PROSPECTS. Chief Ukoli is a Harvard University and Columbia University educated Urhobo patriot living in New York City. Chief Ukoli treats issues that affect the Urhobo Nation almost as a religion. He is always a delight to listen to.

SPECIAL GUEST FROM NIGERIA: Chief JOHNSON UKUEKU, Deputy Chairman of the Urhobo National Assembly, has been specially invited to make presentation on the Niger Delta situation. Chief Ukueku will speak on: THE PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES FACING THE NIGER DELTA PEOPLE OF NIGERIA. For over four decades, Chief Ukueku has worked tirelessly with others to champion the development of our land and progress of our people. We will be honored by his presence.

CHIEF MUKORO MOWOE (1890-1948) was born at Evwreni in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State. Chief Mukoro Mowoe is widely believed to be the most influential, most dedicated, most selfless Urhobo man that ever lived. Chief Mowoe joined our ancestors on August 10, 1948. In the third week of August each year since 1998, The Urhobo National Forum organizes a symposium to celebrate the life and times of this great hero of all Urhobo people and Nigeria.

URHOBO NATIONAL FORUM (U.N.F.) is an organization composed of Urhobo sons and daughters dedicated to monitoring, examining and tackling issues of interests to the Urhobo nation in Nigeria and in diaspora. Each year U.N.F. awards scholarships to college level students in honor of Chief Mukoro Mowoe. Recipients of these awards are referred to as “Mukoro Mowoe Scholars”.
 

Aruegodore  Oyiborhoro
for Urhobo National Forum
July 4, 2000


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