By John Ndu
Amawbia (Awka South), Nov. 30, 2018 (MOI) Two Traditional Rulers from Lilu, in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA) and Utuh, Nnewi South LGA, both in Anambra State, have received their `Certificates of Recognition’ from Gov. Willie Obiano.
The presentation of the certificates took place at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia and the event attracted elders and people from the two communities.
Gov. Obiano urged the two rulers, Igwe Godson Onyediri, of Lilu and his Utuh counterpart, Igwe Peter Ilomuanya to promote peace and unity and refrain from discrimination, irrespective of religious belief.
The Governor admonished them to sustain the harmonious relationship between them and the presidents general of their communities, especially in protecting government property.
They should also strive to ensure adequate supervision of the third phase of the project initiative.
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mr Greg Obi, observed that the process of electing them to the throne was peaceful and was in line with the Traditional Rulers’ byelaws of their communities.
Obi noted that Igwe Godson Onyediri would replace Late Igwe Felix O.C Olikagu of Lilu, who died 35 years ago in 1983.
Igwe Peter Ilomuanya, whose linage produces Traditional Rulers, would replace his father, the late Igwe Emmanuel Ilomuanya of Utuh.
In a comment, Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Mrs Rita Mmaduagwu said she was optimistic that their reign would attract massive developments and enhance peace in their communities.
The Traditional Ruler of Oraifite, Igwe Dan Udoji enjoined them to use the opportunity to boost development in their communities by supporting the state government.
Igwe Udoji described Gov Obiano as peaceful man, who introduced excellence and transparency in governance. (MOI)