From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator George Akume is to attend the annual national convention of the alumni of Government Secondary School, Otukpo in Benue State.
Akume, who is among the first set of students of the school, graduated in 1971 and is a member of the alumni association known as Otukpo Government Secondary School Old Boys Association (OGSSOBA).
A statement issued by the President of the Association, Barr Paul Edeh and made available to journalists in Lafia, Nasarawa State, said the convention will hold on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October, 2023, on the school premises.
It revealed that the Governor of Benue State, Hyacinth Alia and his Deputy, Barr. Sam Ode are expected to grace the convention as Special Guest of Honour, and Guest of Honour respectively, amongst other top dignitaries.
“Among the old boys of the school are the two immediate past Chief Judges of Benue State, Honourable Justices Hwande (late) and Adam Onum among many who have climbed to high echelon of their respective professions.
“OGSSOBA is a development-focused platform of all former students of Government Secondary School, Otukpo, Benue State, adding that 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,” the statement added.
The statement noted some of the projects executed, which have been commissioned to include; renovation of staff room with 50 brand new desks and 50 chairs (in the Staff room), provision of classroom desks for 400 students.
Others were 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.
It also mentioned others projects to include; renovation of the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Laboratories, the School Sick Bay and Redesign and construction of the School gate.