The Obi of Onitsha, HRM, IGWE Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe has received felicitations from innumerable individuals and groups, on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary.
Joining the troop of well-wishers is the Apex Igbo Socio-cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
In a press statement signed by their Spokesman, Chief Alex Chiedozie Ogbonnia, Ohanaeze prayed for the traditional ruler, while listing his impeccable leadership and personal qualities.
The press statement reads:
OHANAEZE NDIGBO FELICITATES WITH HRM, IGWE NNAEMEKA ALFRED UGOCHUKWU ACHEBE, THE OBI OF ONITSHA @ 80.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo joins numerous well wishers both at home and in the Diaspora to felicitate with His Royal Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha,as he clocks 80 years, today, May 14, 2021
Igwe Achebe is one of the few foremost traditional rulers in Nigeria that embody enviable intellect, majesty, spirituality, character, courage and candour.
With the Obi of Onitsha, you know where you are with him: very dependable, predictable and principled. Indeed, he is a cosmic agent whose noble obligations are to leave the world better than he met it.
The above sterling qualities have found expressions in his roles as the Chairman, Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council and Chairman South East Council of Traditional Rulers for many years; the Chancellor, Kogi State University; Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; and many others.
His Excellency, Ambassador Professor George Obiozor, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide remarks with immense delight, that His Majesty has at various times, within the shortest possible time, responded to several calls by various Igbo groups, especially the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Igwe Achebe has thus added exceptional and most profound values to peace, harmony and progress of Ndigbo. He is indeed a rare gem- one of the finest and brightest in Nigeria.
We therefore wish the Obi of Onitsha many more years in good health.