TRADITIONAL ruler of Okpuno, Igwe Sunday Okafor, has called on the citizenry to embrace agriculture to enhance food production in the society.
Igwe Okafor, who highlighted the importance of celebrating the yam as the king of the crops, stressed the need for ndi-Igbo to embrace their culture to promote their heritage.
The Monarch showed his blessings on his subjects and prayed for peace and progress to be sustained in the community.
Igwe Okafor acknowledged the giant strides made by the governor Willie Obiano administration in the state and expects the citizenry to sustain their support him.
The royal father used the occasion to award chieftaincy titles to the vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Professor Joseph Ahaneku for advancing the education cause in the institution.
Speaking during the occasion, the President General of the community, Comrade Ignatius Okoye felicitated with the royal father on his successful “Iwa Ji” ceremony and wished him the best as he pilots the affairs of the community.
Comrade Okoye commended Governor Obiano for his good governance and urged him to look into the rehabilitation of bad roads in Okpuno to ease the transportation challenges in area.
Contributing, an illustrious son of Okpuno, Chief Luke Egwuatu spoke on the imperatives of celebrating the yam and used the forum to commend the Obiano administration which has enhanced development in the state especially in the prompt payment of workers salaries.
In their messages of solidarity, the APGA Party chairman for Awka South local government area, Obiora Udeoba, the chairman, Obinauno Okpuno, Chief Samuel Chukwubuikem and Nze Anthony Onwubiko felicitated with Igwe Okafor on his successful “Iwa Ji” ceremony.
Traditional rulers of Mbaukwu, Igwe Peter Anugwu, Igwe George Okaa Onwuogo of Nawgu, Igwe Timothy Ezeneaka of Ezinato, Eze Michael Ngene of Nibo, Igwe Elias Nneli of Umueje and Igwe Romanus Ilo of Nise graced the occasion.