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Onowu Uli lauds National Light’s transformation



THE traditional prime minister of Uli, Chief Frank Igwe has expressed delight in the  rapid transformation of the Anambra Newspapers and printing Corporation for effectively informing, educating and entertaining its readers beyond the shores of Anambra State.

  The traditional prime minister gave the  commendation while performing his 14th “Iwa Ji” celebration at Uli.

  According to him, the quantum leap was made possible by Governor Willie Obiano, who upgraded some facilities in the corporation and provided the necessary assistance for it to thrive.

  In a special tribute, he lauded the Managing Director/Chief Executive Office of the corporation, Sir Chika Nnabuife for injecting an unprecedented dynamism and zeal in the National Light  Newspaper. This, he said, has launched the paper to limelight.

  He encouraged the multi-talented journalists of the corporation to forge ahead in the competitive profession.

  Chief Igwe used the forum to call for peace and unity to take the centre stage in Nigeria.

  He also used the forum to display the imperatives of the new yam celebration in Igboland and enjoined the Igbos to hold tenaciously to Igbo cultural values.

  Chief Igwe commended his guest drawn from the traditional institution, the Police, the Federal Road Safety Corps, the sponsors of the cultural carnival, the MTN, GLO, Etisalat, Airtel, network’s Survey or (Dr) Innocent Ezeomedo from the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, among others for  gracing the 2019 new yam festival.

  On his own part, the President General of  Uli Progressive Union,  Tobias Obiagozie expressed delight that the Igbo culture has come to stay and encouraged Igbos to stick to their cultural practices which the celebration of the new yam connotes.

   Obiagozie appreciated the gesture of the traditional prime minister of the community following the “Iwa Ji” of the community’s traditional ruler, Igwe Onyekaonwu.

  The PG used the occasion to commend Governor Willie Obiano for launching the second part of the operation “Kpochapu” in the state, and urged him to do more for the people of the state.

Highlights on the occasion were the traditional cutting of the yam by the “Onowu” of Uli, cultural displays, among others.         

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