Ahamefule Chime, Onitsha
The new traditional ruler of Umuaga, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, HRH, Igwe Eugene Eziekwe Agu has promised to initiate a blue print which would contain a comprehensive plan on how to develop the potentials of the Community.
The traditional ruler made the revelation recently during his coronation as the new traditional ruler of Umuaga Community years after the demise of the Late monarch of the town, Igwe Joseph Eneh.
The new monarch who spoke to the indigenes at central School, Umuaga, venue of the coronation stated that the town had been deprived of basic infrastructure such as standard health center and other basic amenities, however, reiterated his commitment towards the establishment of a museum where all the cultural artifacts of the community would be displayed, stating that the community has rich antiquities which must be preserved for posterity.
He charged indigenes of Umuaga, especially the youths to shun anti-social vices and imbibe the spirit of hard-work and commitment towards the development of the entire segments of the area.
While urging for peace and reconciliation among former contenders to the throne, Igwe Eugene Agu pleaded with them to join hands and rebuild the community, adding that he had forgiven anybody who had wronged him throughout the election process which eventually led to a protracted judicial process.
He philosophized that every contest must eventually produce a winner and requested for a true reconciliation process to heal the wounds of the past.
“I appreciate the resilience of my fellow contenders to the throne of our fore fathers. However, now that a winner has finally emerged I urge them to sheathe their sword for the development of the community”.
“I bear no grudges against anyone. I have put the past behind me just for peace and sustainable development of our community. Let everybody join hands as I initiate measures for a true reconciliation among all the parties in the seven villages that make-up the community.
A Kano based public servant and illustrious son of the community, Alhaji Yarima Eze Ibrahim Venna who attended the event with some of his Hausa friends applauded the peaceful coronation of the new monarch and requested the support of the people for successful reign.
He charged the new monarch to be just, fair and firm in the discharge of his new responsibilities. About five traditional rulers attended the coronation among whom was Igwe Chris Ogakwu, Okwuluoha III of Udi Town.
New Enugu Monarch To Initiate Blue Print For Community Development, Promises True Reconciliation
Ahamefule Chime, Onitsha