My Turbaning Will Ensure Peaceful Coexistence of Igbo, Hausa For Kebbi Development -Eze Igbo Gwandu - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Saturday, December 17, 2022

My Turbaning Will Ensure Peaceful Coexistence of Igbo, Hausa For Kebbi Development -Eze Igbo Gwandu

From Ismail Adebayo, Birnin Kebbi

The newly turbaned Eze Ndigbo 2 of Gwandu, Chief Emeka Okafor has said his turban by the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammad Illiyasu Bashar is symbolic as it would further enhance the needed peaceful coexistence among the Igbo community, and other nonindigenes and their Hausa host in Kebbi State.

He said peace is a necessary tool for the development of any society as such his turban as Eze Ndigbo at this period in the life of Nigeria and Kebbi State would be used to ensure the peaceful coexistence of the Igbo community and their hosts in Kebbi.

Chief Emeka Okafor was turbaned and installed as Eze Ndigbo 2 of Gwandu with other eight chieftaincy title holders, four district heads, and three Gwandu Emirate Council members at the palace of the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Bashar on Saturday.

While addressing newsmen at the Igbo Community Hall in Birnin Kebbi, during a ceremony to celebrate his installation, the new Eze Ndigbo 2 expressed satisfaction and happiness over the relationship that exists between the nonindigenes and their hosts in Kebbi State, he said he will use his new position to achieve peace and cooperation needed for the development and progress of the state.

"Igbo community and their Hausa host have a long history of understanding, cooperation, and coexistence. I will build on that for the good of all", Eze Ndigbo said.

Dignitaries who joined the new Eze Ndigbo to celebrate his installation include, Eze Ndigbo Sokoto, Eze Ndigbo Minna, Oba Yoruba Gwandu, Onogie of Edo, Papempa of Nupe, Igbo sons and daughters in Kebbi community among others.

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