Onitsha monarch urges Ndigbo to embrace think-home philosophy
By Sunny A. David, Awka
The Chairman Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council and traditional ruler of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe has charged Ndigbo to always put the interest of their fatherland above every other consideration.
He gave the charge at the 3rd Annual Leadership Lecture and Award Series of Anambra Irish Professionals Association in Awka.
Igwe Achebe who presented a lecture on the concept of “Think Home Philosophy and leadership” highlighted the substantial number of projects belonging to NdiIgbo in Lagos and other parts of the country, but with little or no presence in their region.
On restructuring, Igwe Achebe called on NdiIgbo, especially South-East Governors, the Ohaneze Ndigbo to be more proactive and imbibe the spirit of unity rather than individualistic competitiveness in advancing the Igbo agenda.
The Chairman of the Association, Sir Paul Uzo, who stated that they came from various professional backgrounds, noted that they were committed towards embarking on specific projects that will help grow the economy of the state.
Sir Uzo expressed satisfaction with the success of this year’s edition of the mission, having administered free medical services to over 480 people in the hinterlands, as well as training over 100 youths on Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Giving an overview about the association, Dr Ikemefuna Obiozor, said that though the body is mainly for Ndi Anambra, they propose to commence AIPA Foundation, opening it up for other people to join the support drive.
The Anambra Irish Professionals Association comprises professionals of Anambra extraction based in Ireland, who are in the state for a weeklong development oriented projects through ICT training, medical mission and the lecture series.