N30m Nando community market commissioned


By Sunny A. Ijomah
Nando Community in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State was agog as indigenes had a double celebration of the commissioning of a modern market built by an illustrious son and Igwe Council of the community, Chief John Iwunoh and the New Yam festival.
At the new market was commissioned at Nkwo Nando, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) and brother to Governor Willie Obiano, Mr. Cyril Obiano who represented the state governor observed that Chief Iwunoh had demonstrated a great sense of demonstration for the people of his community by erecting such a project which he noted would go a long way in reducing sufferings experienced by indigenes at the market.
He, however, urged wealthy people in the area to engage in meaning projects that would assist development to the communities as well as reduce the suffering of the people.
Speaking to our correspondent on the development, one of the sons to Chief Iwunoh, Mr. Collins Iwunoh said that the family decided to embark on the market project as a way of giving back to the society that has had difficult times in the past.
He disclosed that his family would continue to use her wealth to touch the lives of the people of the community in other to attract development to the area and make life more meaningful to the people.
The youthful Collins Iwnuoh, however, urged youths of the area to always engage in ventures that would bring pride and glory to themselves, families and society at large.
A university Professor who also anchored new yam festival hosted by Chief Iwunoh, Prof. Kenneth Ofokansi of the Department of Pharmaceutics and Bio-Pharmacy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka lamented that with the advent of Christianity the cultural heritage of Igbo people were exterminated, adding that new yam festival was a way of resuscitating the people’s culture.
Prof. Ofokansi who called for the immortalization of great authors of Igbo language like Late F.C. Ogbalu, Tony Ubesie and others urged the people to see their culture as their identity and way of life.
In an interview, the philanthropist and community leader, Chief Iwunoh disclosed that his family had spent over N500, 000 on the uniform of the community vigilante services, completion of St. Joan of Ark Catholic Nando, numerous scholarships to indigent students of the community among others and called on other wealthy individuals and groups to help develop the community.

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