Activities towards the 88th Congress of the Urhobo umbrella body, Urhobo Progress Union, will commence on Thursday, December 5 and run through to Sunday, December 8, 2019.
According to a schedule of activities released by the UPU, the congress will commence with an economic summit towards repositioning the Urhobo Nation economically, to be facilitated by resource persons. Activities for the event will enter the second day, Friday, and will start with the inauguration of new members into the Board of Trustees of the UPU. Among the new members of the board are Dr. Goodie Ibru and Chief Johnson Barovbe.
There will also be an election on Friday to usher in a new executive to pilot the affairs of the union for the next three years. The President General of UPU, Olorogun Moses Taiga, who is seeking re-election, will also give an account of his stewardship over the last three years.
The 88th Congress, which has as chief host the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, as special guest, will also witness cultural displays by all the 24 Kingdoms of Urhobo. The congress will end on December 8 with an interdenominational service. All the activities will take place at the Urhobo Cultural Centre, Uvwiamughe-Agbarho, Delta State.
The Urhobo Cultural Carnival will come up the next day, being Saturday with cultural displays by all the 24 Urhobo Kingdoms as well as presentation of prizes to winners of the cultural extravaganza. The last day of the congress will feature an interdenominational church service which will feature thanksgiving by the Urhobo Nation and announcements by UPU.
All activities will take place at the Urhobo Cultural Centre, Uvwiamuge, Agbarho, Delta State.