Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Senator George Akume, the Benue State Governor, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia and his Deputy, Dr Sam Ode, a former Chief Judge of Benue State, Justice Adam Onum and other dignitaries will be attending the Otukpo Government Secondary School Old Boys Association, (OGSSOBA) national convention in October.
Senator Akume, a former Governor of Benue State is an old boy of the Government Secondary School, Otukpo who was among the first set of students; graduated in 1971.
The school equally, produced two State Chief Judges, Justices Iorhemen Hwande (late) and Adam Onum, among other notable personalities within and outside Nigeria.
According to a statement issued by the National President of the Association, Barr Paul Edeh, the Convention, which will hold on Friday, 27th and Saturday 28th October, 2023, is expected to hold on the school premises in Otukpo, Benue State.
Barr Edeh explained that OGSSOBA is a development-focused platform of all former students of the School, saying the Association’s preoccupation is the sustained transformation of the alma-mater and general wellbeing of the society.
“The association has an array of prominent members who are playing significant roles and making enormous contributions to National, State and Community development.”
He further disclosed that the major event scheduled to hold during the convention will be election of new leadership of the Association, which will hold during the general assembly.
“It is also on record that the association has executed numerous projects in the school over the years which have gone a long way in improving teaching and learning condition in the school.
“Some of the projects executed, which have been commissioned included renovation of Staff room with 50 brand new desks and 50 chairs, (in the Staff room); Provision of classroom desks for 400 students, renovation of six classrooms, the Guidance and Counseling office, Dean of Studies’ office, the Compound Master’s office, the Principal’s residence, and the OGSSOBA National Secretariat.
“Others include renovation of the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Laboratories, the School Sick Bay and Redesign and construction of the School gate,” the statement added.