PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: June 21st, 2022
AMUWO ODOFIN: I WILL ENSURE NDIGBO GETS A BEFITTING SECRETARIATE – NEW NDIGBO CHAIRMAN
Recently, Ndigbo in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State converged on FESTAC Town, Lagos, to choose a new chairman for the apex Igbo socio – cultural group, Ndigbo in the community.
Before the election of the new Chairman, Push News 24 observed that a consensus was reach amongst all the aspirants in which Mr Ichie Ezeunara Chiwado Lawrence emerged as the consensus candidate.
In his well presented acceptance speech, the new chairman, Ichie Ezeunara Chikwado Lawrence thanked the Ohanaeze Amuwo Odofin for finding him worthy to be there leader, adding that he would ensure and inclusive and participatory leadership.
Lawrence further said the uniqueness of the Igbo people in virtually all human endeavours made them honourable amongst their host, “We will look at integrity, commitment to Igbo cause, philanthropy and development orientation etc to work with our people”.
On some of his goal for the association, Chikwado promised to work towards getting a befitting secretariat for Ohanaeze in Amuwo Odofin. “I will also sponsor empowerment programmes for the unemployed youths while also reaching out to widows and the less privilege through welfare packages.”
“I will also promote Igbo culture by encouraging all sons and daughters to adopt Igbo as official languages in all their meetings”. The new Chairman added.
In an interview with the media, the immediate past chairman, Chief Sunnex Ohanazoeze, said the election turned out to be peaceful because all the stakeholders agreed to pick his successor through consensus arrangement.
Igbo leaders who spoke to the media described Ichie Chikwado as a God fearing leader who will move Ndigbo in Amuwo Odofin to a greater height.
Push News 24 confirms that Ohanaeze serves as a socio-cultural platform to promote and advance Igbo language and culture, dignity among Ndigbo and ability to liaise with government to ensure social economic development of Igbo people in the people.