World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Princewill Tasks Igbos to Keep Faith with Nigeria


As Igbos Mark Its Annual Day, Princewill Tasks Them to Keep Faith with Nigeria

The 18th of November 2012 in Port Harcourt was a milestone in the history of the unity of the Igbos in Rivers and Bayelsa States as they converged to celebrate their culture, honour some of their distinguished sons and daughters and formally set up both the Council of Chiefs and Patrons in a special Igbo Day celebration which they described as low key as they are still mourning their late leader, Chief Odimegwu Ojukwu (Ikemba Nnewi and the Eze Ndi Igbo gburu-gburu).

What made this special day a bit unique was the appearance of Prince Tonye Princewill a Prince of the Kalabari Kingdom, the leader of the Princewill Political Associates and a PDP Chieftain as the Special Guest of Honour with numerous of his PPA Leadership in the State that includes over 20 Pastors that attended the event. The Prince through his Legal Consultant, Barr Soalabo West, who represented him at the event, urged the Igbos not to be deterred by seemingly unfavourable circumstances and shedding of their precious blood in the onerous divine task geared towards building a virile, progressive and prosperous Nigeria. The Prince who recalled that he was young boy during the civil war in Nigeria but learnt of the millions of the Igbos killed during that unfortunate war and the numbers that are constantly killed in Nigeria on flimsy excuses, pleaded with them not to give up on Nigeria as they have demonstrated unalloyed love for the nation.

He stated that if other tribes in Nigeria could emulate the Igbos in their efforts towards nation building the country would have advanced ahead of China and other developing nations in the world.

The Prince who recalled that he was privileged to liaise and collate the position of the Igbos on the plight of the Niger Delta region while a member of the Presidential Technical Committee on the Niger Delta. He acknowledged the support of the Ohanaze Ndi Igbo Leadership and Dr Okwesilli Nwodo in the satisfactory performance of this duty. He then mentioned that His Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka A. Achebe the Obi of Onitsha, Distinguished Senator Ben Obi, Nze Akachukwu Sullivan, Chief Olisa Metuh, Chief Dubem Onyia, Chief Goddie Ikechi, Chief Chima Ibeneche, Chief Ben Obinali even his Media Chief, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze among others as his mentors and political associates from Igbo land.

He assured the Igbos of his unflinching support in any capacity and pledged to work towards the award of a plot of land to enable them build a befitting place for future hosting of their Igbo Day. The Prince sent the gathering into a frenzied state when he made some donations to the Igbo Community, the Igbo Community wing of the Princewill Political Associates and the National Association of Igbo Students.

In his speech, the Prince also recalled that it was Chief Ben Obinali the former Commissioner of Commerce in Imo State that taught him the rudiments of business early in life when he started out as an ICT consultant.
The climax of the event occurred when the National Association of Igbo Students honoured the Prince with their prestigious award of the most distinguished friend of the Igbos in Niger Delta and after which the entire community assured the Prince of their total commitment towards his political ideals and his continuous humanitarian efforts in the State and the entire Country.

All the speakers during the event including Chief Engr O.I. Ezenekwe, the President General of the United Igbo Community, Chief (Barr) Obinna Jk Chukwu the Secretary General of the Union amongst others all poured encomiums on the Prince for his outstanding concern for the less privileged and humanity and urged him not to relent as the masses are with him always.

Prof Ndi Eke a Consultant in the Surgery Department of the University of Port Harcourt, His Royal Highness, Eze Adiele Maduagwu Eze Onunekwuru Igbo 111 Rivers and Bayelsa States, Chief Engr O.I. Ezenekwe the President General of the United Igbo Community, Chief Barr Obinna Jk Chukwu Chief Ben Obinali one time Commissioner of Commerce with the Imo State Government who acted as the Chairman of the event were among some of the special Guests that attended the event.

Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze


A cross section of the Igbo day celeberation:


The President and Secretary of the Igbo Community welcoming Barr Soala West, Rep of Prince Tonye Princewill

Rev Jesse And Prince TP

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

West Papua: “Lest We Forget”

AS Anzac approaches and Australians and New Zealanders remember those who fought and lost their lives on Anzac Day, it is hoped we will also remember the unfree people of the Pacific region and in particular those who are still suffering from human ... More>>

Iran: 81 Executions In One Week

Coincident with mass executions in the prisons of Ghezel-Hessar, Karaj and other cities, the anti-human regime of mullahs sent 16 other prisoners to the gallows in Mashhad and Birjand (northeastern Iran). Twelve of them were hanged collectively ... More>>

Al-Shabaab: Four Unicef Staff Killed In Somalia

Four UNICEF staff members have been killed in an attack on their vehicle in Garowe, Somalia. Four other UNICEF colleagues are in a serious condition. The IED (improvised explosive device) attack occurred when the staff were travelling from their guest ... More>>

UN: Suicide Attack In Jalalabad Condemned

NEW YORK/KABUL/GENEVA (18April 2015) – “I strongly condemn the brutal suicide attack that coincided with my visit to Jalalabad today,” said United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović during his visit to Afghanistan. ... More>>

Save The Children: STC Urges EU Leaders To Act To Prevent More Mass Drownings

Save the Children Urges EU Leaders to Act to Prevent More Mass Drownings at Sea. More>>

ALSO:

Japan: Independent Experts Slam Japan’s New Whaling Plan

Independent experts slam Japan’s new whaling plan and declare no more whales need to be killed for Antarctic research More>>

Gaza Strip: Attacks In The Border Areas

Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by ... More>>

Australian Government: Iraq Deployment: Joint Press Conference, Canberra

Back in March, the Government announced that we were preparing a force for a Building Partner Capacity training mission in Iraq. I can inform you that today the Cabinet has decided to deploy that force. The deployment will start tomorrow and we expect ... More>>

UNHRC: UN Committee Against Torture To Review New Zealand

UN Committee against torture to review New Zealand, Congo, Romania, Luxembourg, Spain, Serbia, Colombia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia More>>

UNHRC: Nigeria: One Year On, Call To Bring Back Abducted Children

Nigeria: One year on, UN and African experts call for decisive steps to bring back abducted children More>>

EU & US Let Iran Win Top Seat On UN Women’s Rights Board

EU & US Allowed Iran to Win Top Seat on UN Women’s Rights Board, Rights Group Says More>>

Peaceful Tree Planting Attacked By Zionist Settlers/soldiers

Peaceful tree planting attacked by zionist settlers and soldiers, two Palestinians hospitalised and a German activist arrested. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news