Tochukwu Mbachu Awka
The former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has felicitated with Igwe Alfred Ugochukwu Nnaemeka Achebe, ‘Agbogidi’, on the marking of his 20th year on the throne this day, October 22 to October 23, 2022, at Ime Obi, Onitsha.
H.E Willie Obiano eulogized the Monarch in a press statement made available by Tony Nezianya, the Publicist to the former governor,
“Igwe Achebe ascended the throne of Eze Chima on May 14, 2002, at the age of 61 and has reigned ever since”,
“This is one remarkable celebration by Igwe Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha, who over these years ensured innovative leadership of the Ancient Monarchy while not compromising its cultural values”,
“He has reigned with relative peace and above all in good health,” part of the statement reads.
The ex governor further stated that Igwe Achebe’s leadership, which extended beyond his immediate domain has brought a lot of respect to the position of Monarchy not only in Anambra State but the south East and indeed Eastern Nigeria.
“His commitment to the growth and development of political and cultural advancement has ensured the relevance of traditional institutions in the modern governance structure”,
“Agbogidi has indeed developed a modern palace and ceremonial grounds with luxuriant green vegetation In line with Sustainable Development Goals,” he expatiated.
Onitsha as described by the former governor is a commercial nerve centre which has remained culturally relevant within a cosmopolitan setting.
“It is Indeed one of the most welcoming cities in the world. I must thank you most immensely as I enjoyed a very healthy work relationship with you and your subjects throughout my 8-year tenure as Governor,” he enthused.