IKEMBA NNEWI DIM ODUMEGWU OJUKWU HONORED AT ENUGU. THE OFFICIAL FLAG OFF OF THE CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU FOUNDATION HELD.
1 Several Igbos and Nigerians gathered at the Igbo Development Centre Emene near Enugu to celebrate the post humous birthday of the Igbo icon and Nigerian statesman Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
2. The event earlier scheduled for the Ohanaeze Ndigbo National Secretariate in Enugu had to be shifted to the new venue after The DSS advised the organisers that a group was planning to storm the original venue to incite the participants.
3 The event witness a key lecture by Dr Sampon Ugwuoke a political scientist based in Ghana. There were other speeches and side attractions. Dr Ugwu noted that Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu in birth, life and death remained an Institution in Igboland , Nigeria and Africa and he is worthy to be celebrated every year. He called on Ndigbo and Nigerians to continue to give Ojukwu his due place in history.
4 Other speakers at the event included Chief Kennedy Okpara, Dr Johnson Brown from Niger Delta University and Chief Onyema Ikedi .
5 Later on the CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION was officially flagged off . The Executive Secretary of the Foundation Hon Chuks Ibegbu thanked the participants and promised that the foundation will live up to the expectation in terms of progammes and activities. He thanked the publisher of NIGERIA MASTERWEB who though not physically present gave a moral booster to the event.
6. The names of all the key officers and members of the Board of Directors of the leadership foundation would be released in subsequent media releases.
7 The event was packaged by the IGBO INFORMATION NETWORK , WORLD IGBO LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL COUNCIL, NDINNE IGBO , CENTRE FOR IGBO LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND HERITAGE AND THE NIGERIA MASTER WEB
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