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Renowned Town Planner Dr Ache Acheunu Launches Three Groundbreaking Books on Urban Planning and Tourism

In a momentous event held at Orchid Hotel, Asaba, Delta State, renowned Town Planner and esteemed author, Dr. Mrs Ache Stella Acheunu, the wife of Builder Professor Emmanuel Acheunu, Rector of the Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku, unveiled three groundbreaking books that have captivated the attention of the society’s elite.

The event, which was graced by the crème de la crème of society, marked the launch of Dr. Acheunu’s meticulously researched publications: “Elements of Urban Planning,” “History of Urban and Regional Planning,” and “The ABCs of Tourism.” These authoritative works delve into the intricacies of urban planning, explore its historical context, and provide a comprehensive overview of the world of tourism.

Dr. Emmanuel Akpoveta, Chairman of the organizing committee, extended a warm welcome to all attendees, expressing his gratitude for their presence at this auspicious occasion. He emphasized the significance of these three books, highlighting their relevance to individuals from all walks of life. Dr. Akpoveta passionately appealed to those present to generously support the book launch, enabling the author to distribute copies to various tertiary institutions across Delta State.

Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the esteemed former Governor of Delta State, was represented by Chief Patrick Ukah, the Director General of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency. Chief Ukah, speaking on behalf of Senator Okowa, praised Dr. Acheunu for her remarkable achievement and urged everyone to acquire a copy of each book. He emphasized that these books are not only essential for academics but also contain vital information about building regulations and tourism that citizens should be aware of. Chief Ukah stressed the importance of following proper town planning procedures to avoid potential risks and to contribute to the development of a city that everyone can take pride in.

Professor Stella C. Chiemeke, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delta, Agbor, and the esteemed reviewer of Dr. Acheunu’s books, was represented by Dr. Mrs. Clara Moemeke. Dr. Moemeke commended the author on her exceptional work and encouraged all individuals to acquire copies of these books, which she described as invaluable assets for everyone in society.

The Registrar of the Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku, Dr. Okocha Jude Ifechukwudi, hailed the books as internationally acclaimed publications. He urged students of regional planning and all Nigerians to obtain copies, emphasizing their role in guiding individuals in building their homes and exploring the realm of tourism. Dr. Ifechukwudi praised Dr. Acheunu for her masterpiece and congratulated her on this remarkable achievement.

Expressing his appreciation and delivering the vote of thanks, Builder Professor Emmanuel Acheunu, the proud husband of the author, extended his heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their invaluable support in making the book launch a resounding success. He also took the opportunity to encourage husbands to support their wives’ dreams and aspirations, fostering an environment of collaboration and accomplishment.

Notable dignitaries gracing the event included the Chief Launcher, Deputy Governor of Delta State, Sir Monday Onyeme, who was represented by Sir Christopher Osakwe, the Deputy Chief of Staff. Other esteemed guests included Hon. Charles Emetulu, the Guest of Honour, Professor Ben E. A. Oghojafor, the Vice-Chancellor of Dennis Osadebe University Asaba, as well as distinguished Dean, Directors, HODs, and Staff of Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku.

Dr. Mrs. Ache Stella Acheunu’s book launch has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the field of urban planning and tourism, providing invaluable insights for individuals and contributing to the development of a better-planned and thriving society.

Efecha Gold
Efecha Gold
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