Edo Progressive Indigenous Association (EPIA) also known as Edo Indigenous Movement (EIM) has appointed Barr. Chris Otasowie as General-Secretary of the association.
This was contained in a letter signed by the Edo Indigenous leader and President of EPIA Chief Dr. Bishop omogiade Enoyiogiere Edokpolo and made available to Jungle Journalist Media Ltd in Benin City.
Speaking, Chief Dr. Bishop Edokpolo said the newly appointed Secretary General will help the movement to follow-up with all her record keeping and documentations.
“Barr. Otasowie has proved himself to be an astute administrator and legal luminary and having such a person as General Secretary, will be a plus to the association.
“All activities and transactions of this office is subject to the approval of EPIA/EIM President and Elder’s Council.
“You are to comply with EPIA’s guidelines and directives in carrying out all your duties in this regard”, said Chief Dr. Edokpolo.
In his acceptance speech, the newly appointed General Secretary of EPIA- Barr. Chris Otasowie said he was very humbled by the appiontment and that he wholeheartedly accepted it, and promised to assume responsibilities that the office entails.
“I have keenly observed with great nostalgia, the activities of EPIA under your able leadership and I must say without any fear of contradiction that your excellent leadership qualities has earned our noble Association a place of pride amosgst its counterparts all over the world.
“I am from Edo South Senotorial District of Edo state, specifiaclly from Ovia North East Local Government Area, with an ancenstral trace to Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.
“I am a legal practitioner and currently the Principal Partner of Green Acumen, a firm of vibrant legal practitioner situated in the heart of Edo State. I promise to abide by the rules and regulations of the association”, Barr. Chris Otasowie said.
EPIA was established in 2014 to empower Edo Indigenes all over the world and fight against maginaliztion of indigenes in their settlements across the board; to empower Edo indigenous people; to promote Edo indigenous language and culture all over the world; to protect the right of women, children, physically challenged and the vulnerable indigenous people in Edo State and around the world; to create food and welfare bank for Edo indigenous people in every country they are located worldwide; to promote 15% tax cuts for Edo indigenous investors; to promote bursary for Edo indigenous students; to support, encourage and protect the none indigenous investors and the law abiding none indigenes; to promote welfare packages for 60 years and above including the physically challenged , widows, homeless children and abused women among the Edo indigenous people; to promote easy access jobs and loans to Edo indigenous people including loan for small businesses; to take data of all Edo indigenous people all over the the world; and lastly, to help settle Edo Indigenous deportees or the Indigenes that voluntarily return home from the diaspora into a skill acquisition/vocational school, partnering with European bodies.