THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND MEETING London, England November 1-3, 2002
Venues: Goldsmiths College of London University & Goddis Restaurant, 126 New Cross Road, London
FROM THE OPENING RECEPTION CEREMONY
Following Urhobo traditional
practices, the UK & Belgium Organizing Committee that hosted Urhobo Historical
Society's Third Annual Conference in London, England, made a presentation
of gifts consisting of money, drinks, and kola nuts to those who had travelled
from afar for the Conference. Chief Johnson Barovbe, proprietor of Westminster
College, Lagos, who hails from Ovu in Agbon cultural unit of Urhoboland,
accepted the gifts on behalf of Conference participants. Sitting at the center
of the high table is the Chair of the Opening Ceremonies, Olorogun Felix Ibru.
Felix Ibru was the first civilian Governor of Nigeria's Delta State.
To the Governor's left are Mr. Daniel Obiomah and his wife, Mrs. Lily Obiomah.
Obiomah was the Special Guest of Honour of the Third Annual Conference.