By Uzo Ugwunze
North), June 11, 2019 (MOI) Traditional Ruler of Obosi, Igwe Chidubem Iweka has
called on Obosi Town Union Executive to promote peace and security in the
Igwe Iweka made the
call during inauguration of the new Obosi Development Union (ODU) Executive at
the Obosi Town Hall, Idemili North Local Government Area (LGA).
Igwe Iweka emphasized
that security was a major challenge in Obosi, enjoining the elite and
ex-servicemen from the community to help to restore peace and security in the
According to him,
security is the most important need of the community, but it has been a
He urged the
executive to be courageous, saying that God would make way for them, as all
Obosi leadership is behind them.
``We have top ranking
serving and non serving force men, Professors, Ndi Ichie, Age grades and
Priests that will cooperate with you to achieve security in Obosi,’’ Igwe Iweka
``Those involved in
cultism, fraud and drug peddling should desist from it or leave this town,’’
Igwe Iweka directed, urging them to embrace legitimate businesses, as deviants
would be penalised.
Medical Association (NMA), Anambra Chapter Mr Emma Muonago, who also supported
the call by Igwe, pleaded with elite from Obosi to think home and attract
developmental initiatives to benefit the youths as panacea for crime.
``The elite should
look inwards and assist Obosi kingdom to surmount security challenges. In fact,
that is why I accepted the Ichie stool of my village, to contribute more
``We need to take
part in decision-making, so as to engage our youths positively. I advise youths
especially land speculators to embrace education or craftsmanship,’’ Muonago
Resource persons who
spoke on security and community development include retired Maj.-Gen. Emeka
Maduegbuna, retired Col. Sam Agbanusnoted i, Prof. Victor Ndirika.
They maintained that
peace, security and development should be everyone’s business.
They also noted that
the elite should be accessible, attract scholarship schemes, social amenities,
vocational centre, provision of soft loans, employment opportunities and carry
out enlightenment campaigns against vices to help the youths.
Madubosa, outgoing ODU President-General, who made remarkable achievements
during his tenure urged Igwe and Ndi Ichie to sue for peace.
Madubosa, then, urged
the community to take a united stand on issues concerning progress of Obosi.
``Let us put Obosi
first, support the new ODU exco; if we must overcome our squabbles, leave
sentiments and ego, let’s speak with one voice because there is no progress
without peace,’’ Madubosa said.
Mr Chidi Ibeano an
award recipient said that he believed in the integrity of the new ODU executive
to tackle the security challenges of Obosi, urging parents and landlords to
``We know the drug
dealers, cultists, fraudsters. We need to call our people together in one voice
to stop our children from gambling away their future,’’ Ibeano said.
The new PG, Mr
Ikechukwu Okolo, in his acceptance speech, thanked the entire Obosi Ukwalla
kingdom for finding him worthy to pilot the affairs of the community.
Mr Okolo reiterated
his point agenda to include peace, security, development and Youth empowerment.
``It is time to
harmonise the leadership and development of Obosi inland and urban layouts.’’
The new executive
members are PG- Ikechukwu Okolo, 1st Vice Chairman Joel Mgbemena; 2nd VC
Chukwudi Iwenofu; 3rd VC, Eneanya Obiechina and 4th VC, Maduka Ebuka.
Others are Secretary,
Edwin Obi; Asst. Sec, Christopher Onuigbo; Fin Sec. Kenneth Ichu; Publicity
Secretary, Tony Arinze and Treasurer, Charles Nwakobi.
The rest are Internal
Auditor, Chinna Ibeto; 2nd Internal Auditor, Ejiofor Chukwuebuka;
Provost I, Evan Okafor; Provost II Uchenna Ikeokwu and Provost III, Emeka
Chimezie Obi and Emeka Iredu, Social Sec. Uche Uzowulu and Asst. Social Sec.,
Uche Gbughemobi. (MOI)