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Obosi monarch sues for peace, marks Oboiorah Festival

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THE Traditional ruler of Obosi , Igwe Chidubem Iweka 3, has called for peace and love in the community.

  Igwe Iweka, who made this known during the 2019 Obiora (Iwa Ji Festival) underscored the imperatives of the celebration which anchors on brotherhood and thanksgiving to God for a bountiful harvest of yam.

The royal father, who performed the “Iwa Ji” rites, used the forum to ask the federal government and state governments to address the erosion challenges facing the Obosi community.

In a speech, Governor Obiano re-affirmed the commitment of the state government towards improving the security records of the state through its resolve to launch “Operation Kpochapu” on October 11, 2019.

The governor sounded a note of warning to miscreants in the state and especially in Obosi to relocate or face the music.

In another speech, the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor spoke of her resolve to inspect erosion sites in the state beginning with Obosi and Oba.

She called for peace in Obosi to foster brotherliness and development.

On his part, an ‘Ichie’ in Obosi and a member of  Igwe’s cabinet Dr.  Emma Monago, felicitated with Igwe Iweka on the  2019 New Yam Festival of the community and wished him well in  piloting of the affairs of the  community.

Dr. Monago, the chairman, Anambra State branch of  Nigerian Medical Association, described the “Obiorah” festival as an annual ritual of the Obosi community to fraternize, broker peace among warring factions in the community, and to give God thanks for a bountiful new yam.

In his contribution, the president of the “Anyi bu Ofu” age grade in Obosi, Comrade Dr. Augustine Udeozor, aka “Ugonnabu” felicitated with Igwe Iweka on his new yam celebration and wished him the best in his endeavors.

Mr. Udeozor, who is also the South East and Anambra State Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers(NURTW) also paid glowing tribute to Governor Obiano and his wife, Ebelechukwu for their positive development strides.

He used the forum to ask for recognition of the NURTW in the state to assist the state government to rid the motor parks of miscreants.

Dr. Udeozor further asked the state government to address the erosion challenges facing Ire and Umuota villages in Obosi as well as roads.

In a tribute, the provost of School of Health Technology, Obosi, Dr. Mgbakaogu, who paid homage to the traditional ruler of Obosi with his registrar, Mr. Paulinus Nwobi, and his entourage, encouraged the royal father to continue in his good works.

Others who paid tribute to Igwe Iweka include the president, Obosi Urban, Chief Emeka Asimuonye and the state chairman, Board of Internal Revenue, Dr. David Nzekwe.

The festival attracted distinguished personalities like the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, member representing Onitsha North- Onitsha South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Linda Ikpeazu, Provost, School of Health Technology, Obosi, Dr. Robinson Mgbakaogu, traditional rulers, among other distinguished guests.

Highlights on the occasion were royal dances by ndi Ichie, cultural dances, feeding of the children by Igwe Iweka, among others.

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