Media Assistant to Dr. Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor (SAN), Akpovoke Treasure Otiti began distribution of educational materials to public secondary school students in Delta on Monday.
Otiti, in a statement issued in Ugheli said that the books were also used to commemorate Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day celebration.
He stated that Mrakpor distributed educational materials to students of Arhavwarien Grammer School and Edjekota Secondary School, both in Ughelli South and North respectively, to kick-start the Independence celebration programme.
Otiti while handing over the notebooks to the student, said that the delay resulted from the fact that schools were on holiday during the celebration.
He stated that Mrakpor decided to celebrate the nation’s independence with young citizens by propagating his exemplary attributes manifesting in his love for education and passion for young people.
Otiti noted that his Boss desires that young citizens, absorbe his leadership qualities to prepare them as responsible and patriotic leaders in the future.
He stressed that young citizens must be guided early in life to adopt excellent qualities derivable through mentoring to guarantee brighter future.
“We believe that these young people will one day control the leadership space. It is important to let them see the beauty of patriotism, loyalty, dedication, humility, inclusiveness, and tolerance which the Former Attorney – General represents.
“If we miss out on this, then we have lost the opportunity to rightly groom a successor that will drive this nation after this current sets of leaders may have vacated the scene.
“We must be thinking about the prosperity of our nation alongside the quality of generations of her leaders. And this must begin now,’’ Otiti stated.
Addressing the students of Arhavwarien Grammer School , He admonished them to emulate the former Commissioner for Justice to become good citizens.
“If you imbibe the qualities of Dr. P.A Mrakpor you will become good citizens. We are here to share these ideas with you, to galvanise you for a better future,’’ he was quoted as saying.
The school’s vice-principal, Mr A. Ochuko advised the students to use these materials well and to also strive to attain the level of the former Commissioner
A Senior Secondary II student at the school, Kparobo Godswill , won a cash prize for his understanding of some qualities of Dr. Mrakpor SAN.
He said he aspires to be like Mrakpor and pledged to inculcate his qualities and show discipline at all times.
“I will always imbibe the qualities of the former Commissioner Mrakpor . I think I need to be disciplined everywhere I find myself inwardly and outwardly,’’ he said.