Idemili North Local Government

Obiano presents Certificate of Recognition to Igwe Ogidi

01. Obiano presents Certificate of Recognition to Igwe Ogidi

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has presented a Certificate of Recognition to the newly elected traditional ruler of Ogidi community in Idemili North LGA  of the state, HRH Igwe Alexander Uzo Onyido.

Igwe Onyido is a renowned Pharmacist and Chief Executive Officer, CEO of Alben Healthcare Industies Limited, a subsidiary of PAL Pharmaceuticals, Kano.

His election has thus brought to an end the age-long Chieftaincy tussle in the community which sparked off before and after the reign of Igwe Walter Amobi who joined his ancestors 19 years ago and left the throne vacant since then.

Onyido’s emergence has also brought to an end the claims being laid by the Amobi family that the Igweship stool was hereditary and as such must be rotating within the family.

Presenting the certificate, Governor Obiano said the election was in line with the stipulated laws of Igbo land.

According to the Governor ” the presentation is in accordance with the traditional rulers Act of 1981, which made fully satisfied that you HRM, Igwe Alexander Uzo Onyido of Ogidi community in Idemili North Local Government Area, has been duly elected and presented to me by the people of the said community, town. In accordance with the customary law and usages of the town, community and in provisions of section 4, 5, 6 of the traditional law of 1981 do hereby satisfied that you had been accordingly been recognized by me as the traditional head of Ogidi. “

The Governor urged him to maintain a peaceful co-existence among the people of the community, saying that the throne was a divine intervention to ameliorate the sufferings of indigent people in the community.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Chief Greg Obi, stated that Ogidi  community had a long historic culture and tradition that required absolute adherence.

Chief Obi noted that the painstaking election went into consideration the court ruling and proper disposal of the will of the people, adding that the election was adjudged free and fair.

The Commissioner charged the new traditional ruler to reconcile with all aggrieved parties and ensure equity and fairness in dispensation of justice.

He however commended Governor Obiano for his administrative doggedness in resolving every outstanding issues in the community, saying his style of governance had enthroned peace in communities in the state.

The traditional ruler of Mbaukwu, HRM, Igwe Peter Anugwu, who also spoke on the occasion charged Igwe Onyido to use his leadership position to further empower the people of the community as he had over 1500 workers in his establishment ,which had added to his efforts in reducing unemployment in the state.

Igwe Anugwu urged the new traditional ruler to uphold the integrity and age long tradition of his community and to always support the present administration as to attract more meaningful development to his community.

In his reaction, the President General of Ogidi, Chief Jideofor Onugbogu observed that the emergence of the traditional ruler has ushered a new dawn in the community, saying it would sustain  the peace the community is currently enjoying.

Expressing his happiness at the turn of events, the new traditional ruler, HRM, Igwe Alexander Uzo Onyido, described his emergence as an end to years of bondage which the community had experienced in the past.

He noted that his administration would bring tangible development and further project Ogidi to global standard.

Igwe Onyido therefore promised to increase the strength of their vote and assured the Governor of their support for his second tenure.

By John Ndu

Umuoji Monarch Calls For Sustained Peace In Anambra State

02umuoji Monarch Calls For Sustained Peace In Anambra State

By Mike Ezenwata

The traditional rule of Umuoji in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Dr. Cyril Enweze has described 2016 as an excellent year for Anambra State.

Igwe Enweze who spoke to the press in Awka on the impact of the Governor Willie Obiano’s administration in governance, noted with satisfaction, the influx of investments, execution of projects, and empowerment programmes which characterize his administration.

To this and, the royal father called for peace and tranquility to reign in the state and suggested that a delegation of traditional rulers be mandated with the responsibility to visit politicians interested in contesting the 2017 governorship election with a clear message not to overheat the polity in their quest for power.

He reasoned that investors will not invest in a state where there is anarchy, and as such, the positive development impact put in place by the Obiano administration should not be jeopardized by political rivalries, tension, and struggle for power.

Dr. Enweze noted that the understanding that each senatorial zone should govern the state for eight years before handing over to another zone should be respected in the interest of peace.

For his community Umuoji, he stressed that the community has every reason to be happy with the present administration for enjoying light, and a transformer courtesy of the state government, as well as the security of lives and property, the twenty million naira choose your projects scheme, and other projects.




By Oraeki-Anigbogu Judith

Idemili North L.G.A is presently experiencing a new dawn as a functional running water and electricity have been restored in the secretariat after many years back.

The new era started immediately the newly appointed transition Chairman of the area, Barrister Ralph Asa Nnabuife resumed duty.

Barrister Nnabuife who also serviced the giant generating set and repaired a number of structures in the area stressed that such restriction and repairs would facilitate the smooth running of the affairs of the Local government.

The staff of the Local Government as well as passersby praised the chairman and the Executive Governor of Anambra State for the latest development.


LG Workers Turn Prayer Warriors in Solidarity to Obiano, Nnabuife.

04.LG Workers Turn Prayer Warriors in Solidarity to Obiano, Nnabuife.

Gloria Anaeze

Workers of Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra state had few days ago at their periodic inter denominational prayer session turned into prayer warriors in solidarity to Gov. Willie Obiano’s second tenure bid and the reappointment of Barr: Ralph Nnabuife as the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Council.

During the prayer session that was presided over by three pentecostal bishops, Bishop (Dr.) Ben Obiagwuna of PHAD Gospel Church International Nkpor, Bishop Mike U.  Chukwudum of the Rock of Global Mission, Bishop Victor Echesimu of Word of God Mission and the Chairman, Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Apostle Ifeanyi Obi. The clerics enjoyed the workers to always be of good behaviour and display discipline in their work place.

According to them; “whoever that is made a leader is approved by God and should be obeyed for the betterment of the society and your  duty as a subject is to simply pray fervently for him or her.

“Governor Willie Obiano is doing wonderfully well now in Anambra state especially on security, agriculture, payment of workers’ salaries among others and should be allowed to go for second tenure to enable him continue with laudable projects and complete all the projects he embarked upon”, they said.

They commended the governor for the reappointment of Barr. Ralph Nnabuife to once again, head the Idemili North Council, stating that ; “because he did very well in his first tenure in the Council, the Governor found him worthy to come and continue with his achievements, which he did also in his Nkpor community where he served  his people as the Acting Caretaker Committee Chairman in the area.

It would be recalled that Barr. Ralph Nnabuife  had won the best local government chairman in Nigeria, which earned him a car gift.

In his response, Barr. Ralph Nnabuife urged all and sundry to come and support the  governor’s second tenure bid, stating that the governor has been able to improve in all aspects of development across Anambra state.

“Now you can see that Anambra state is exporting vegetables to Europe and you can also see that the governor has excelled in security thereby making the state the most secure state in the country”, the Council boss noted.

Barr. Nnabuife however pledged to use his new appointment to uplift the welfare of both the workers and the people in Idemili North.


INEC Conducts sensitization workshop for Voters Registration.

05.INEC Conducts sensitization workshop for Voters Registration.

Eligible voters who have not obtained their permanent voters cards as well as those who attained eighteen years after the last voters registration exercise in the state have been directed to go to their respective local government areas to register and obtain the cards without further delay.

The Independent National Electoral Commission electoral officer attached to Idemili North Local Government Area Mr. Vincent Oghene gave the directive during a sensitization workshop organised by the electoral body at the Idemili North Local Government Headquarters Ogidi.

Mr. Oghene urged participants at the workshop to pay adequate attention to the teachings of various resource persons as the workshop according to him is on going in all the Seven Hundred and Seventy Four Local Government Councils in the country.

He said that the purpose of the workshop which attracted stakeholders from various communities in Idemili North is to educate and sensitize the populace on the need to register their names as the registration exercise is now a continuous exercise.

in a speech the Divisional Crime Officer Ogidi police station Mr. Fidelis Enshe assured that the police will assist INEC and communities in the area to ensure a hitch free exercise.

The Chairman All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Idemili North Local Government Area Chief Kentus Onwura identified poor planning as the greatest problem confronting INEC in its efforts to conduct a free fair and credible election in the country and called for attained change.