THE traditional ruler of Nibo, Eze (Dr.) Michael Chukwuemeka Ngene (Ezeike the fourth) has successfully performed this year’s new yam festival in his Nibo palace.
The Nibo Monarch used the occasion to thank God for the bountiful harvest and prayed for a sustained harvest in the community.
Eze Ngene showered his royal blessings on his subjects expecting love and peace to reign in the community.
The royal father spoke on the significance of the New yam festival celebrated across Igbo land and the need for ndi Igbo to sustain their rich cultural heritage.
Eze Ngene appreciated the visits of some of the state’s royal fathers that graced the occasion namely, the traditional ruler of Mbaukwu, Igwe Peter Anugwu, traditional ruler of Awka, Obi Gibson Nwosu, the traditional ruler of Nise, Igwe Romanus Iloh, the traditional ruler of Umuawulu,Igwe Joel Egwuonwu, the traditional ruler of Ezinato, Igwe Timothy Ezenwaka, the traditional ruler of Okpuno, Igwe Sunday Okafor, the traditional ruler of Nawgu, Igwe George Okaa Onwuogu, the traditional ruler of Akwaeze, Igwe Christopher Okpala, and the traditional ruler of Abagana, Igwe Mbamalu Okeke.
Speaking during the occasion, the president general of the Nibo, Innocent Akuvue, felicitated with the Nibo Monarch on his successful “Iwa Ji” and wished him the best on the throne of the traditional institution of Nibo.
On his part, an indigene of Nibo, Chief Kenneth Aniemena, also felicitated with Eze Ngene on the “Iwa Ji” ceremony of the community and used the forum to call on ndi Igbo to embrace Igbo Culture completely to promote their heritage.
Others who felicitated with the Nibo Monarch include the chairman Ezike cabinet, Ichie Ikenna Ekwenugo, Chief Chika Aniemena of Nibo community, and a titled chief from Umuawulu, Chike Oranye.