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Anambra indigenes in Lagos mark Cultural Day amid pomp

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Anambra indigenes in Lagos mark Cultural Day amid pomp

It was a beauty to behold the greatest assemblage of Lagos based ndi Anambra amid pomp and pageantry celebrating their 2022 Lecture/ Awards and Cultural Day in Lagos, recently.

The events hosted by the Association of Anambra State Development Unions (AASDU), Lagos, witnessed presentation of prestigious awards to illustrious  sons and daughters of Anambra State who have excelled in their various industries at the Villa Dome Event Centre, Ikoyi.

Meanwhile, the highlights of the Cultural Day, which took place at the Police College Training Field, Ikeja, Lagos, were cultural dances, masquerade displays, match past from various town unions in Anambra State.

This celebration, also serves as a reunion, measure to constantly remind Anambra people in diaspora of their cultural heritage, value orientation and uniqueness of their culture.

In his welcome address , Chief Sir AmechiEbeledike , President of AASDU expressed delight saying ,” today, I am highly elated to see this galaxy of professionals , opinion moulders,  philanthropic of repute , nation-builders , men and women of substance , tested community leaders ,  industry giants participants in the critical sectors of our economy and most importantly key players in Anambra project and lovers of Igbo in general . Our people will continue to maintain perfect integration with our host states and other parts of the federation. “

“We have these two major events, namely lecture and awards preceding the cultural day these two events are reminders of the age-long tradition of reward for good works and celebrations of a rich but often neglected cultural heritage. “

AASDU President therefore called on all and sundry to support their  dream projects which include acquisition of a befitting civic center  in Lagos , ” support for Anambra  people who are faced with challenges in Lagos and its environs , support for the state government in providing the required solution to our challenges and establishment of the dream industrial village and land with the expected industrial revolution of Southeastern region “.

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He however, appreciated the effort of AASDU stakeholders, Anambra State Governor, Prof ChukwumaSoludo ,royal fathers and others for their continuous support and determination to make Anambra State great.

The Keynote speaker at the 2022 AASDU Lecture and Award Day was a seasoned prolific writer, Mr. IfeanyiIgwebikeMbanefo. He was a former Manager, Corporate Communication and Public Affairs, Nigeria LNG Limited. 

The royal father of the Lecture/Award Day was Igwe UN Amb. Godwin OgoEzeilo , ObuNanka of Nanka, while the Cultural Day Royal Father was Sir Gerald ObunadikeMbamalu , Ezeoranyelu 1, EzeOjoto 111.

The awardees include: Chief EmekaAnyaoku, who was given the Special Award of Excellence in career and profession, Chief MbazulikeAmaechi, Dara Akunwafor, who was given a posthumous Special Award of Excellence in Leadership and Service to Humanity; Rev Prof. YusufuAmehObaje – Special Award of Excellence in Leadership and Service to Humanity;

Chief Dr. Christopher IkechiEzeh MFR – Special Award of Excellence in Career and Profession; NdiOnuekwusi – Special Award of Excellence in Career and Profession;

Major General Obi Abel Umahi (rtd) – Special Award of Excellence in Career and Profession;

Major General EmekaOnwuamaegbu (rtd) – Special Award of Excellence in Career and Profession; Major General Nnaemeka Charles Maduegbunam (rtd) – Special Award of Excellence in Career and Profession; Mrs. Nkechi Obi, MON – Special Award of Excellence in Business and Industry; Chief Simeon Eyisi – Special Award of Excellence in Business and Industry;Chief Paul Muang Iwo – Special Award of Excellence in Business and Industry;

Chief Dr. ChidiAnyaegbu MFR, CON – Special Award of Excellence in Business and Industry;

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DrObinnaUzoh, KSG – Special Award of Excellence in Community Services & Philanthropy;

Chief Kelvin JomboOnuma – Special Award of Excellence in Community Services & Philanthropy; Chief Ibe Joshua Boco – Special Award of Excellence in Community Services & Philanthropy; Chief Christopher OkaforUkegbu – Special Award of Excellence in Community Services & Philanthropy; Chief Peter EberechukwuChinedu – Special Award of Excellence in Community Services & Philanthropy; Senator Mike Ajegbo, CON (Ede Obosi) – Special Award of Excellence in Leadership and Service to Humanity; Mrs. UjuIfejika, OFR – Special Award of Excellence in Business and Industry; Chief UgochukwuRomanus Orji – Special Award of Excellence in Business and Industry; Pst. Dr. EmekaEresimadu – Special Award of Excellence in Community Services & Philanthropy;  Chief (Sir) OsitaKosisochukwu – Special Award of Excellence in Community Services & Philanthropy

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