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2023: Obi Of Onitsha Says Nigeria’s Unity Sacrosanct

....tasks Nigerians on massive voting, Hails Greenfield University's infrastructure 



The Obi of Onitsha (AGBOGIDI),  His Royal Majesty (HRM), Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe on Thursday,  harped on the need for Nigerians to remain united and love one another irrespective of tribe or religious affiliation.

He gave the advise on January 26, 2023, while speaking to newsmen in an interview after commissioning the Digital Resource Centre named after him at the Green Field University (GFU), City Campus in Kudenda, Kaduna.

He said Nigerians are brothers and sisters and they must live together.

Speaking further, he charged Nigerians to pick up  their permanent voters cards (PVCs) and vote massively at the polls.

When asked who Nigerians should vote for at the polls, he said that what matters most at this point of the nation’s history is unifier.

“What Nigeria needs is a good president, but if you say South East Today, South East tomorrow, it doesn’t matter. What we want is a Nigerian leader who will unite the country and lead it to greater heights,” he said.

Also speaking, Founder/Pro-Chancellor, Greenfield University,  the Chief/Engr Simon Ifediora Nwakacha (Onwa of

Umueri),  described the Obi’s visit to the university as a wonderful day.

“This is the first First class traditional ruler. His coming here is good for unity of Nigeria,” he said.

On the prospects for the university, he said that they are very bright.

“We  look forward to the university being great. Already now the first set of accreditation was succesful. Greenfield scaled through  getting its permanent license to operate campuses from any part of the country.

Earlier in his Keynote address, Engr.  Nwakacha  welcomed the Obi of Onitsha, whom he described as the first First Class Traditional Ruler to visit their city campus.

“During deliberation in one of our council meetings to choose who we would name the digital resource centre after, your name was suggested and widely accepted,” he disclosed.

Going down memory lane, he said that when they were setting up the Imperial Academy, a  school owned by his wife in 1996 in Kudenda, they met the traditional ruler and begged him to name the road leading to the school after his village in the South East, Umueri,  he obliged and the name has remained to date.

He described the feat as an understanding that promotes unity in the country.


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