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Glo Made Ofala Festival Memorable -Achebe

Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, thanks Globacom for its enduring faith in Nigerian culture.

The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, has expressed gratitude to Globacom for its enduring faith in Nigerian culture and for putting structures in place to make the an­nual Ofala festival memorable.

Speaking in Onitsha, Anam- bra State, at the 2015 Ofala Fes­tival celebrations held at Ime Obi, Igwe Achebe said that the success of Ofala Festival in recent years has been due to the cooperation and support given to the festival by the Next Generation Network, Globacom.

While receiving the Gover­nor Willie Obiano, the former President of Ghana, Mr. John kuffor, who was represented by the country’s former Minister of Health, Road and Transport, Rt. Hon. Dr. Richard Anane, former

Nigerian Minister of Aviation and serving senator, Stella Oduah and other dignitaries, who thronged the Ime Obi to felicitate with the Monarch at this year’s Ofala cel­ebrations.

The Obi spoke on many issues ranging from local to internation­al politics and world economy, singled out Globacom for praise for adding glamour to the festival since 2011 when it took over the sponsorship.

According to him, it is now time to express gratitude, firstly to our long standing partner, Glo­bacom Limited. “ The success of Ofala Onitsha over the past sever­al years has depended materially on the cooperation and support we have received from Globa- com”, he declared.

Igwe Achebe added that Glo- bacom had helped to bring out the huge tourism potentials of the festival and project not only the Ndigbo race but the entire Black Africa.

In his Goodwill message to the 2015 festival, the Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr., said that the company sup­ported the festival because of its capacity to boost Nigeria’s tour­ism industry as well as the need to preserve the country’s tradi­tional values and systems.

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