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Nwalieji marks new yam festival




THE great son and traditionalist of Umubo in Ayamelum Local Government Area, Chief Nwalieji Chukwuma popularly known as ‘Aju eji ebu ozu’ of Umubo has marked his 2022 new yam festival amid flood in his community.

  The event attracted many friends and well-wishers of the celebrants such as Dsp Joseph Madumelu Rd. ‘Ezebinagu 1 of Umubo’; Ibesim Vintus Emenike ‘Aka Omega’; Mr Oruya Julia Edoziumo ‘Osike Ayamelum’; Prophet Ikeji Nwakonmo, Golding Sisters Club among others.

  In an interview, Chief Nwalieji said it is his 10th year of marking the annual event to promote culture and tradition as well as peace and unity in his community and also urged the youths to inspire others with the footprint and believe of their forefathers.

  “Our culture is our pride. We must keep them properly. We should not emulate other people’s way of life not minding where our forefathers started or where we came from. I want to use this opportunity to advice our youths that before we came to the planet Earth, our forefathers lived a long life, there was no brutal killings, bad diseases. Let’s see ourselves as brothers and sisters. We shall achieve all our goals”, he said.

  Nwalieji also called on the Anambra state government to assist those who were heavily affected by flooding in some communities across the state adding that most of the endigines can no longer travel home as a result of the flooding but lives in abroad even to be buried there.

  Other highlight of the event include group of dancers and maqurades whose display added more colour to the festival.

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