Time for unity is now, Ozonweke urges Ndigbo as Igbo Day 2018 holds
Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos State Chapter, Chief Everest Ozonweke, has urged the Igbos to live as one at this critical period in the life of the nation.
Ozonweke was speaking to Journalists at the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretariat in Surulere, Lagos while announcing preparation for the 2018 Igbo Day/Cultural Festival scheduled for November 3, 2018 at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
He said that
would among other issues showcase the rich Igbo cultural heritage which as passed unto present generation of Igbos by their forefathers.
According to Ozonweke, also known as Onowo of Badagry, “Igbo Day and Cultural Festival is a Thanksgiving day for the Igbo all over the world and a celebration for surviving the civil war, having been marked for extinction.”
Speaking further, Ozonweke, stated that “If there’s a time for Ndigbo to be united and co-exist in harmony, it’s now; if there is a time for Ndigbo to speak with one voice, that time is now, and we must do everything possible to make sure that the achievements made so far by the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos, Chief Solomon Ogbonna and his executive, are sustained and improved upon.”
The Chairman Standing Committee of Culture Event, His Royal Highness Ubochi C. Ubochi said that the 2018 Igbo Day and Cultural Festival is a must attend to every son and daughter of Ndigbo in Lagos.
He also urge the friends of Ndigbo and various host communities in Lagos State to be part of the auspicious event.