The traditional ruler of Enugwu Aguleri, Anambra East Council Area, Eze Chukwuemeka Eri has retrated his commitment to reviving, revamping and promoting Igbo culture and traditons.
Eze Eri made it known at Akajiovo Palace, Aguleri when a delegation of women from Nnewi under the umbrella of Umunwanyi Nzukora Nnewi paid him a courtesy call to trace the origin of Ndi Igbo.
Eze Eri who went down memory lane on the sojourn of Gad and his son, Eri and how the expansion and procreation of Ndi Igbo began, revealed how sacred his throne is saying he has been on the throne since 1976.
The Royal Father frowned at how Ndi Igbo have left their tradition, imbibed alien culture which has caused more harm than good on their progress as a people, saying that it is important that every Igbo person should retrace their steps to their culture and all those things their forefather’s taught them.
Eze Enugwu Aguleri extolled the traditional ruler of Nnewi, Igwe Kenneth Orizu saying that together in peace and unity, the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council is championing the promotion of Igbo value, norms and traditions, calling on Ndi Igbo to know that their identity is unique and distinguishes them from all other.
Addressing the women, Chief Mrs Chika Ibeneme called on Igbo sons and daughters to reunite in the spirit of their forefathers and return to the value Igbo are known for.
The spokesperson of the women delegation from Nnewi, Mr Christian Anekwe maintained that it is important to start from the root so as not to make mistake which is by knowing the origin of Ndi Igbo so as to know ways to seek how to revive and promote Igbo culture.
He called on Ndi Igbo to stand for truth and come together to achieve their aim.
For the Woman Leader, Umunwanyi Nzukora Nnewi, Mrs Ifeoma Udogu said their mission is to promote morals, values and dignity among women, lamenting the high rate of divorce in the society.
She remembered how newly married women were sent to undergo trainings from the older married women on how to live a good marital life.
The women were later taken to the Obu Gad trinity tree for prayers.
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