By Dandove Nwankwo
The Director General of Nwada Igbo ọma beauty pageant, Chief Vitalis Eleanya, yesterday, received the conferment of chieftaincy title by Igboezue Socio-cultural organization.
The colourful event was held at the residence of the Igboezue benevolent Patron, Prof. Philip Atamuo (Isi Mmiri Ogidi)
Adressing the gathering, the State Chairman of Igboezue Socio-cultural, Hon. Anselm Okonkwo (Ikpo) commended the leadership and concept behind Nwada Igbo ọma beauty pageant given similarities in objectives.
The elated Chairman expressed optimism that partnering with the Nwada Igbo ọma will create unprecedented result given the goals to promote Igbo Language and culture, both locally and globally.
Hon. Okonkwo while introducing Igboezue stated that the the incorporated organization was founded in 2002 as Igboezue International Association of Nigeria and Diaspora. The socio-cultural group slogan “maka ọdịmma ndị igbo niile” is synonymous with Igbo development agenda.
The eloquent state Chairman states that advocacy programs, language and cultural promotion, Ethics and value system are some of the objectives of the organization.
He noted that the Socio-cultural organization always mediate and advocate for justice, equity and fair hearing in all ramifications.
The State Chairman while presenting the certificate of membership and chieftaincy title on Chief Vitalis Ikechukwu Eleanya urged him to proudly represent the organization in New York and New Jersey, both in America.
In his speech, the State Secretary of Igboezue, High Chief Chukwuka Vincent while presenting the constitution of the organization to Chief Vitalis Eleanya charged him to adhere, promote and preserve the laws guiding the association.
During his acceptance speech, Chief Vitalis Eleanya appreciated the honour and pledged to work assiduously towards expanding the organization in the respective States in America.
Earlier, the Director and Secretary General of Nwada Igbo ọma, Chief Vitalis Eleanya and Dandove Nwankwo respectively presented the group’s aims and objectives given similar vision with Igboezue.
The Chairman of Nwada Igbo ọma beauty pageant, Mister Emmanuel Ugwu while presenting vote of thanks assured the leadership of Igboezue of transparent and successful partnership.
Present at the meeting were, High Chief Marcel Okafor (SunnyHills), Chief Ikechukwu, Igboezue Anambra State Woman Leader, Iyom Rita Ibeakuzie.
Highlights of the epic event include presenting of certificate of membership and the chieftaincy title, decoration of the recipient with Igboezue uniform and intermittent musical interlude.