Victoria Chigbo, mother of Maureen Chigbo, Realnews editor, and 14 others honoured as patronesses of Catholic Women Organisation, Christ the King Parish, Onitsha
| By Chinwe Okafor | Aug. 12, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT
JULY 14 was a day of joy and merriment for Victoria Chigbo and 14 other former officials of the Catholic Women Organisation, C.W.O. On that day, Chigbo, a former vice president, financial secretary, CWO archdioceses, and treasurer of CWO at the parish level, and others were installed as patronesses of the C.W.O for their selfless service to the organisation and their contributions towards the development of the church in general. One man was also made a patron. The awardees had held several executive positions in the church either at the parish or the zonal level.
The investiture took place during the mass service at Christ the King Parish, Onitsha, which was presided over by Reverend Father Jude Mgbobukwa, the Episcopal Vicar, Onitsha region, and the Parish Priest of CKP along with two other priests including Reverend Father Johnbosco Okafor, Chaplain, C.W.O, Onitsha Archdiocese, and Parish priest of St. Mary’s Parish, Inland Town, Onitsha.
The recipients were adorned in a special robe and cap made with the uniform of the C.W.O. They were each given a merit award plaque for the service they rendered to the church at the reception that was held in honour of the patronesses and patron. The occasion was also used by the C.W.O to raise funds for its activities including buying a bus for evangelisation. Ifeanyi Uba, an oil magnate and politician through his representative donated N1 million naira to the C.W.O.
Immediately after the mass and investiture, a reception was held for the awardees where their friends and well wishers joined in a day-long celebration and fund raising for the C.W.O.
Also a former zonal president of CWO, Chigbo was born in Forcados, Warri Province, now Delta State, to late Mark and Christiana Muoghalu. She attended Catholic primary school, Forcados, Warri Province and Queen of the Rosary College, Onitsha. She proceeded to Nazareth Teachers College, Ibowo via Epe, Lagos State. She worked in the then Department of Statistics, Lagos, and taught in various schools in the West Warri and Anambra State. Chigbo, a retired teacher was married to late Adolphus Chigbo and has six children, namely: Celestine, Nwamaka, Maureen, Anthonia, Gerald and Nwakaego. All the children and in-laws attended the event.
In a letter of appreciation, Felicia Agbanu, president, Catholic Women Organisation, Onitsha Archdiocese, thanked God for making the occasion a reality and also appreciated Mgbobukwa for his continual encouragement, direction and guidance throughout the planning of the occasion.
— Aug. 12, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT