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Ohaneze Ndigbo re-echoes call for restructuring

By Sunny A. David, Awka
Restructuring the Nigeria federation has continued to be identified as the best way to actualize the Igbos dreams in the Nigeria Nation.
The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Chief John Nnia-Nwodo restated this during the Ninth Convocation Lecture of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University at the University’s Auditorium Igbariam campus.
The convocation lecture has in attendance traditional rulers, government officials, people of the academia and people from other walks of life.
Governor Willie Obiano while speaking through the Commissioner for Tertiary Institutions, Professor Nkechi Obiekezie, urged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the University, state and Nigeria as a nation.
The Governor noted that Anambra state and Nigeria have the human capital that will take the nation to any height .
Governor Obiano while commending the university management for their hard work, reassured that his administration will remain committed in promoting quality education in the state.
In his convocation lecture, Chief Nnia-Nwodo decried the decimal level of Igbos participation and involvement in government and noted that it is only total restructuring that could give way to legislative independence to the federating units.
He canvassed support to all electoral processes and candidates that could bring positive change irrespective of party affiliation.
Earlier in a welcome address, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Greg Nwakaobi called on the state government and other affluent Ndi Anambra to support the institution in other to enthrone a perfect and conducive academic atmosphere.
Others who spoke at the event include the traditional ruler of Onitsha Igwe Alfred Achebe and Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Mark Okoye among others.

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