PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Ezeani Sir Dr J. Kanayo Okoye, KSM, KSS

 Let me use this ODINALA 11 edition to usher us into the Christmas celebration and a prosperous New Year. Indeed, 2015 has been a special year for the nation, a year filled with hope, anticipation and suspense. We thank God Almighty for the journey during the year and we appreciate His mercy, protection and benevolence as we march towards 2016.

 

We have, in fact, passed through a year of great and daunting events for Nigeria. State and Federal elections have come and gone, won and lost, and we are moving forward to a new and challenging order. The long awaited appointment of Ministers is now a fait accompli. And further to the Constitution, 36 Ministers have been proposed by the President, one from each State, and confirmed by the Senate; hence the Federal Cabinet is in place. We note with satisfaction that the majority of Ministers drawn from the Southeast are substantive and allocated full portfolios. This perhaps may be a precursor to the expected correction of the earlier lopsided appointments of Federal officers and Presidential aides tilted against the Southeast. That action precipitated the cry of marginalization against the region and contributed to the widespread resurgence of agitation for the creation of an independent State of Biafra. Every effort should be made to reach the understanding necessary to douse this fire and potential conflagration which could engulf all of us should the controversy escalate.

 

But we still need to address ourselves to the great, biting and lingering challenge facing the South-east and indeed NdiIgbo and that is DISUNITY. Despite the clamour and wake-up calls from many quarters, Igbo land continues to portray a people that forever bicker and stir up discordant tones amongst themselves and before others. We are perpetually engaged in various forms of dissent, controversies, divisions and disagreements. This is evident amongst our political and other leaders and the led; amongst our Governors, Local Government Chairmen, National and State assembly representatives, Igwes, Presidents General, Institutions, Organizations and, in fact, ordinary citizens. Yes, for every people, there shall be different shades of opinions or points of view; but the overall objective or destiny of the people should be the same; in our case the Survival of the Igbo Race. But, we find that in the intensity of our squabbles and division, we lose sight of our goal and end up dissipating useful energy culminating in overall loss to the enemy.

 

Recently, there was a call by South-east Governors to meet and deliberate on the pressing issues bedeviling the region. But again, as in the past, some of the Governors failed to attend or participate. A sad development indeed, because if we fail to define, agree and insist on a common goal or destiny, then salvation shall continue to elude us. We should never waiver in the determination to project and claim our relevance as a prominent constituent of the Nigerian State. We owe this to ourselves, to our children and all our descendants. In fact, we owe this commitment to our Lord Almighty, who in His infinite wisdom and benevolence made us NdiIgbo and nobody else. We cannot therefore flout God’s decision and destiny for us. We really have no choice, otherwise we shall face the wrath of our Creator.

 

The year 2015 has been quite eventful for Center for Igbo Arts and Culture (CIAC). In addition to regular presentation of the fortnight program, Oge Ihunanya, on Aso Radio, our Center held eight full membership meetings in the year. We attended several conferences, made presentations at the International Mother Tongue Day in the Federal Ministry of Education, and collaborated with the Education Resource Centre (ERC), Abuja to organize the Bịanụ Ka Anyị Sụba Asụsụ Igbo Seminar. We participated in the 2nd Edition Enugu Colloquium on the State of NdiIgbo and the 2015 Igbo Day and Anambra Day ceremonies at Abuja, as well as the 28th Annual Conference of Linguistic Association of Nigeria at Awka during which CIAC was accorded special recognition and eulogized by the Association.

 

We organized the 2015 Igbo Language Students Competition for all Junior Secondary Schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and held a press conference in Abuja on the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians (predominantly Ndi-Igbo) in South Africa. CIAC wrote to all South-east State Ministries of Education requesting action to save our dying Igbo language, and sent a congratulatory message to the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly on their resolution to conduct House deliberations in Igbo. As usual, we published the June and December editions of the ODINALA magazine. Our expectation is that 2016 shall be equally action packed for CIAC.  

 

As usual, this current edition of ODINALA presents various topics on burning issues. The cover story on Vanishing Igbo and NdiIgbo by Victor Anyaegbuna advises that rather than embrace English, NdiIgbo should make Igbo the first language of our kids. He laments that Igbo names are fast becoming unfashionable now replaced with foreign names further undermining our language.

The Seminar for NdiIgbo 2015 is the subject of our Special Report. Held at ERC, Abuja, on July 18, 2015, the conference unlike previous seminars organized solely for Igbo women, drew husbands and children as participants. Further, all paper presentations, communications, announcements and proceedings at the seminar were conducted entirely in Igbo.

Under the Features Section, several papers are presented. Prof Okey Ndibe believes that night has fallen on Nigeria now passing through a trial period. According to him, we are richly blessed but corruption and mal-administration are crippling the economy. Nigeria has become a Country where criminals are celebrated and awarded national honours rather than time in jail, while the righteous are condemned. Gowon, Jos Crisis and the Nemesis of Biafran Blood by Obinna Akukwe recounts the tragedies of the Nigerian/Biafran civil war. He asserts that nemesis has caught up with those Southerners and Benue-Plateau people who joined hands to fight Igbos during the war. He advises Yakubu Gowon and his allies to ask NdiIgbo for forgiveness for the injustice perpetrated on them; otherwise, in no distant time, Benue-Plateau and the rest of the minority Middle Belt will, just as NdiIgbo, be relegated to become the most marginalized zone in Nigeria.

In his write-up, NdiIgbo Voted Wisely, Amanze Obi strongly opines that NdiIgbo should have nothing to regret in voting for Goodluck Jonathan in the April 2015 general election. It was the best political step NdiIgbo had taken in recent years unlike their old pattern of belonging everywhere and ultimately belonging nowhere. To Obi, NdiIgbo indeed, are on the road towards self rediscovery. NdiIgbo and Political Naivety by Ugoji Egbujo, unlike Amanze Obi, has a different view about NdiIgbo in politics. According to him, Igbos are politically blind and shortsighted, and have continued to vote unwisely. He urged Igbos to approach politics with clear eyed objectivity devoid of sentiments and emotions. Concluding his paper, Self-determination for All NdiIgbo Now, Dr Emma Enekwechi charges the Federal Government of Nigeria to find a lasting solution to the incessant genocide aimed at NdiIgbo in Northern Nigeria; otherwise Nigeria would drift towards becoming a war torn zone like Somalia.

Under People and Town, Okey Maduforor beams his light on Imo Awka Festival, a cultural outing of the people of Awka community and the most popular annual celebration in Awka. The ceremony is performed at the beginning of the planting season to pray to God for a bountiful harvest, good health, peace, progress and protection. The festival is linked to sacred Awka monkeys which, according to oral tradition, share reverence with the Awka deity.

 

In the Igbo Language Section, Ahah Cyprian presents Reviving Igbo Language and Spirit: A Task for NdiIgbo. He encourages parents to always speak Igbo to their children no matter where they find themselves. The children should learn the names of their towns, local governments and states.

Our Icon is Okoh Ebitu Ukiwe, a retired Nigerian Naval Commodore who served as Nigeria’s first Chief of General Staff (CGS) from 1985 to 1986, and was the de facto Number 2 man in the nation during the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida. Ukiwe was the first Igbo to hold such a high position after the Nigerian civil war.

 

ODINALA 11 presents our usual coverage of Igbo Foods. In this edition, the recipe and process of preparing Ọkazị Soup are stated. Under Arts, Atueyi Ifeanyi reports on the Inaugural Launch & Foundation Ceremony of Shaw Institute for Cultural Art (SICA) held at Igboukwu, Anambra State on 2nd January, 2015. The Institute was established to immortalize Professor Thurstan Shaw who led the team that made phenomenal archeological discoveries in Igboukwu.

 

Other usual features include Igbo Proverbs, Igbo Lesson, Straight From the Dailies, Igbo Word Search, Readers’ Reactions to previous ODINALA editions, Photo Fiesta, ODINALA Magazine Success Story and the CIAC Agenda for year 2016.

 

The magazine rounds off with the Interview Segment featuring Chief Dr. Dozie Ikedife, an elder statesman and former President of Ohanaeze NdiIgbo. He describes Nigeria as an inflammable commodity that could explode anytime if the right things are not done. He also comments on Biafra and other issues regarding the pro-biafran group, and advises NdiIgbo to be strong in whatever political party they belong. According to him, it is political myopia for Igbos to put all their eggs in one basket. They should come out and vie for more political elective offices under any party of their choice.

I encourage all to procure a copy of ODINALA 11 to sink into the depths of our language, tradition and culture. Buy copies for yourself, your family and loved ones. Let us stand up in unity to champion our cause. We must not allow the flame of our language and culture to be extinguished in our hands. Our fore-fathers promoted it, we should toe the same line!

 

As usual, we look forward to your input and feedback.

 

Ndewo nu! Ka Chineke mezie okwu anyi ma gọzie anyị niile.

 

Ezeani Sir Dr. J. Kanayo Okoye, KSM, KSS

ODINALA Publisher

 

OKWU ONYE MBIPỤTA

Ezeani Sir Dọkịta J K Okoye

 

Ka m jiri akwụkwọ ỌDỊNALA agba nke iri na otu a nabata anyị niile n’ime emume ekeresimesi nakwa afọ ọhụrụ juputara na ngozi. N’ezie, afọ puku abụọ n’iri na ise bụrụ anyị afọ pụrụ iche nye obodo anyị, afọ juputara na olile anya, nlegara anya nakwa ọnọdụ e jighị n’aka. Anyị kelere Chineke dị Ukwuu maka njem nke afọ a ma n’atụrụ ya mma mma maka amara ya, nchedo ya nakwa onyinye ọma ya dịka anyị na azọbanye ụkwụ n’ime afọ puku abụọ n’iri na isii.

 

Anyị, n’ezie, gafere afọ nke ọtụtụ ihe n’eyi egwu nye Naịjiria. Nhọpụta nke Steti nakwa nke Etiti abiago ma laa, emerie ma dakwaa, ma na anyị ka na agakwa n’ihu na nkwudo ihe ọhụrụ chere anyị aka mgba. Yabu inye ọkwa minista ana eche kemgbe abụgoro ugbua ihe bịara na mmezu. Ma ị ga n’ihu na ka o si dị n’akwụkwọ iwu usoro ọchịchị nke Naijiria, Minista mmadụ iri atọ n’isii ka onye isi ala buu n’obi inye ọkwa, otu onye site na Steti ọbụla, ma bụrụ nke ndị omebe iwu ala anyị kwadoworo; ugbua ndị nsonye na ọchịchị nke gọọmenti etiti adịgọ. Anyị chọpụtara site n’afọ ojuju na ọtụtụ ndị Miniata ewepụtara site na ọwụwa anyanwụ bụ ndị dị nnukwu mkpa ma bụkwara ndị enyere nnukwu ọkwa.  O nwere ike nke a bụ mmalite mmezi a ana atụ anya ya nke mgbagọ nke usoro e ji nye ọkwa nke ndị isi ọrụ gọọmenti etiti nakwa ndị ọrụ enyem aka nke onye isi ala bụ nke dịkwa ka e ji ya mmegide ndị Ọwụwa Anyanwụ. Agwa a mere e ji ebee akwa nke mmegide ndị mpaghara ahụ ma meekwa ka enwe mmalite ọzọ yabụ ganị ganị ana akpọ maka nkewapụta obodo nwere-onwe nke Biafra. Ekwesịrị ịgba mbọ niile ịhụ n’enwere nghọta dị oke mkpa i ji gbanyụọ ọkụ a nakwa mgbapiasị a nwere ike iwakpo anyị niile ma ọ bụrụ na mgbaghasị a ga n’ihu were na abawanye.

 

Mana anyị ka kwesịrị ihazigharị onwe anyị nye yabụ nnukwu ihe a, na-ara ahụ ma gakwa n’ihu cheree anyị bụ ndị mpaghara Ọwụwa Anyanwụ aka mgba nakwa n’ezie NdịIgbo niile nke a bụ ADỊGHỊ N’OTU. N’agbanyeghị  yabụ mkpọtụ ana eme nakwa oku mbili na ụra akpọgasị site n’ebe dị iche iche, ala Igbo n’aga n’ihu n’egosi ndị ha bụ ruokwa mgbe ebighi ebi n’atakasị ma n’akpali elu okwu na anaghị n’abụghị otu n’etiti onwe ha nakwa n’ihu agbụrụ ọzọgasị. Anyị na anọ mgbe ọbụla n’ime ọtụtụ nsogbu dị iche iche nke enweghị nrube isi, gbaghasị, nkewa nakwa enweghị nkwekọrịta. Nke pụtara ihe n’etiti ndị be anyị bụ ndị ndu nke okwe ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchịchị nakwa ndị ndu ndị ọzọgasị nakwa ndị ana edu; n’etiti ndị Gọvanọ anyị, ndị isioche Gọọmentị ime obodo, ndị nnọchite anya nke ụlọ nzukọ etiti nakwa nke Steti, ndị Igwe, ndị isi gburugburu, ụlọ ọrụgasị, otu dị iche nakwa, n’ezie, ndị nkịtị. Ekwetara m, na nye ndị ọbụla, a ga enwerịrị ọ dị iche g’adị n’okwu ha ma ọ bụ ọkpụrụkpụ ebumu n’obi; mana ebumu n’obi ma ọ bụ ọ dị nke mmadụ niile kwesịrị ị bụ otu; ka osiri metụta anyị Ịdịkwa ndụ nke agbụrụ NdiIgbo. Mana anyị chọpụtara na n’ime oke esemokwu nakwa nkewa anyị, anyị were tụfuo nlegara anya ebumu n’obi anyị ma jiri ike kwesịrị ị bara anyị uru were n’agba nịka nịka n’efu nke mekwara n’anyị mara afọ n’ala nye onye iro anyị.

 

Na nso nso a, enwere ọkpụkpọ oku nke ndị Gọvanọ ọwụwa anyanwụ kpọrọ inwe nzukọ nakwa ịkparịta ụbụbọ maka ihe ndịa n’akpagbu mpaghara ahụ. Mana ọzọkwa, dịka o si dị mgbe gara aga, ụfọdụ ndị Gọvanọ jụrụ ị bịa ma ọ bụ isonye. Ihe mwute n’ezie, n’ihi na ọbụrụ na anyị jụ ịkọwapụta, ikwekọrịta ma sie ọnwụ n’otu ebumu n’obi ma ọ bụ akaraka, mgbe ahụ nzọpụta ga na agakwa n’ihu n’agbanaghị anyị. Anyị ekwesịghị ịdagharị na mkpebi iwepụta onwe anyị ma nweta nsonye anyị dịka otu obodo Naịjirịa pụtara ihe nke iwu kwadoro. Anyị ji onwe anyị, ụmụaka anyị nakwa agbụrụ anyị niile ụgwọ nke a. N’ezie, anyị ji Chineke dị Ukwuu ụgwọ yabụ ọrụ a, onye site na amamụ ihe ebiebi ya nakwa obi ebere ya mere ka anyị bụrụ NdiIgbo n’abụghị ndị ọzọ. Anyị enweghị ike ilegharịrị mkpebi nke Chineke nakwa akaraka onyere anyị anya. Anyị n’ezie enweghị nhọrọ ọbụla, ma ọbụghị etua anyị g’ezute yabụ iwe nke onye kere anyị.

 

Afọ puku abụọ na iri na ise bụ n’ezie nke ọtụtụ emume nye Ụlọ Ọrụ Nka na Omenala Igbo (CIAC). Na mgbakụnye mmemme izu ụka abụọ abụọ, oge Ịhụnanya, na Aso Radio, ụlọ ọrụ anyị mere nzukọ nke ndị otu ya ugboro asatọ n’ime afọ a. Anyị gara ọtụtụ ọgbakọ-nkụzi, mee kwa nkụzi n’oge Mmemme nke Ụbọchị Olu Nne nke Ụwa niile nke emere na Ụlọọrụ Etiti n’ahụ maka Agụma akwụkwọ (FME), ma jikọtakwa aka anyị na Ụlọọrụ Ngwa Agụma akwụkwọ (ERC), na nchịkọba ọgbakọ nkụzi Bịanụ Ka Anyị Sụba Asụsụ Igbo. Anyị sonyere na Ọgbakọ Mkparịta Ụbụbọ maka Ọnọdụ NdịIgbo agba nke abụọ emere na Enugu nakwa Ụbọchị NdịIgbo nakwa Ụbọchị Ndị Anambra nke afọ puku abụọ na ise emere na Abuja, nakwazi Ọgbakọ nke agba iri abụọ na asato nke Otu n’ahụ maka Asụsụ nke Naịjirịa (LAN), emere na Awka ebe otu a nọrọ nye ụlọọrụ CIAC nkwanye ugwu pụrụ iche ma tuokwa nnukwu otito.

 

Anyị chịkọbara Asọmpị Ụmụakwụkwọ Asụsụ Igbo nke afọ puku abụọ na iri na ise maka ụmụakwụkwọ sekọndrị nke nta dị n’ime Isi Obodo Ala Anyị (FCT) Abuja, nakwa ọgbakọ ndị nta akụkọ n’ime Abuja maka Ogbugbu Ịkpọ Asị Ndị Ọbịa ana egbu ndị Naịjiria (nke ndị kacha na ọnụ ọgụgụ bụ NdịIgbo) n’ime mba South Africa. CIAC degara ụlọọrụ niile n’ahụ maka agụma akwụkwọ na steti dị na mpaghara ọwụwa anyanwụ akwụkwọ ha ji n’achọ mee ihe aha nwere ike ime maka nzọpụta asụsụ na anwụ anwụ, ma zigakwara onye isi ndị omebe iwu nke Imo Steti ozi mbunye ụkpa ekele maka mkpebi ha i ji asụsụ Igbo n’ekwu okwu ha niile n’oge ọrụ mmebe iwu. Dịka ọ na-adịbụ na mbụ, anyị bipụtara akwụkwọ akụkọ ỌDỊNALA nke ọnwa nke ise nakwa nke ọnwa nke iri na abụọ. Anyị n’atụ anya na afọ puku abụọ na iri na isii g’abụkwara nke juputara n’ihe omume nye CIAC.

Dịka anyị n’emebu na mbụ, akwụkwọ akụkọ ỌDỊNALA ọhụrụ a gosipụtara ọtụtụ isiokwu n’apụ anwụrụ ọkụ ugbua. Akụkọ e ji mere ọkpụrụkpụ okwu nke bụ Ṅachapụ Igbo nakwa NdịIgbo nke Victor Anyaegbuna nyere ndụmọdụ na karịa mmakụ asụsụ Bekee, NdịIgbo kwesịrị ime asụsụ Igbo asụsụ izizi nke ụmụaka ha. O bere akwa arịrị na aha Igbo ji ngwa ngwa n’apụ n’egwu, ugbua ndị ntorobia jizi aha Bekee were n’atochizi ha, nke gakwara n’ihu n’akwada asụsụ anyị.

 

Ọgbakọ Nkụzi NdịIgbo nke Afọ Puku abụọ na iri na ise bụ isi okwu edemede pụrụ iche. Nke emere na ERC, Abuja, n’ọnwa isii, n’abalị iri na asatọ nke afọ puku abụọ na iri na ise, yabụ ọgbakọ n’ịpụ iche na ogbo ya ndị ọzọ bụ nke emere nanị maka ụmụnwaanyị Igbo, nke a kpọkọtara ndị dị nakwa ụmụaka dịka ndị nsonye. I ji ga n’ihu, akwụkwọ niile akụziri, nkwukọrịta okwu niile, ịma ọkwa niile nakwa ihe niile emere n’oge yabụ ọgbakọ Nkụzi bụ asụsụ Igbo ka e ji mee ha niile.

 

N’okpuru ngalaba isiokwu ga, edepụtagasịrị ọtụtụ akwụkwọ. Ọka-Mmụta Okey Ndibe kwenyere na abalị adakwasịgo Naịjirịa ugbua nke na agabiga oge siri ike. N’okwu ya, anyị bụ ndị agọziri nke ọma mana mpụ na aghụghọ nakwa amaghị achị ọchịchị na ada anọdụ akụnaụba anyị ngwụrọ. Naịjiria aghọla obodo ana eri oriri maka ndị ohi karịa inye oge n’ime nga, ebe ndị ezi omume ka ana akatọ. Gowon, Ọgbaghara nke Jos nakwa Ntarama Ahụhụ maka Ọbara nke Ndị Biafra nke Obinna Akukwe jiri chetasịa nsogbu nke yabụ agha nke Naịjiria/Biafra. O kwuru na ntarama ahụhụ abiakutego ndị Ọdịda anyanwụ nakwa ndị Benue-Plateau ndị nke jikọtara aka na ịlụso NdịIgbo ọgụ n’oge yabụ agha. O nyere Yakubu Gowon ndụmọdụ ya na ndị otu ya ka ha rịọ NdịIgbo mgbaghara maka mmejọ niile ha mejọrọ ha; nke ọ bụrụ na ọ bụghị etua, n’oge n’adghị anya, Benue-Plateau nakwa agbụrụ mpere mpe nke etiti ala anyị, dịka NdịIgbo, bụkwa ndị aga akwada ala i ji ghọọ mpaghara nke Naịjiria aga kacha were n’emegbu.

 

N’ime edemede ya, NdịIgbo Ji amamụihe Were Mee Nhọpụta, Amaze Obi kwuru site n’obi isi ike na NdịIgbo ekwesịghị ịta onwe ha ụta ọbụla na nhọpụta Goodluck Jonathan na nhọpụta emere na gburugburu ala anyị nke ọnwa anọ nke afọ puku abụọ na iri na ise. Ọ bụ nzọpụ-ụkwụ-ije okwe ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchịchị kacha mma nke NdịIgbo na nso nso a nke n’eyighị ụdịrị nke oche nke nsonye n’ebe niile nke n’ikpe azụ ọ gaghị enwe ebe ha sonyere. Nye Obi, NdịIgbo n’ezie, nọ n’ụzọ nke nchọpụta onwe ha. NdịIgbo na Okwe Ndọrọ ndọrọ Ọchịchị N’adịghị Ebube, nke Ugoji Egbujo, n’ịdị iche na okwu Amanze Obi, nwere okwu dị iche gbasara NdịIgbo n’ime okwe ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchịchị. N’okwu nke ya, NdịIgbo kpuru isi n’okwe ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchịchị ma nwee mkpịrịsị nlegara anya, ma mee kwa nhọpụta iberibe. Ọ gwara NdịIgbo ka ha n’abiaru okwe ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchịchị site n’inwe ebumu n’obi doro anya n’enweghị ire ụtọ nakwa obi mmiri. Na mmechi akwụkwọ ya, Mkpebi nke Onwe maka Ndịigbo Niile Ugbua, Dọkịta Emma Enekwechi kpaliri mmụọ Gọọmnti Etiti nke Naijiria ka ha chọọ etu aga esi nwee nkwụsị kpam kpam ogbugbu mkpochapụ agbụrụ nke NdịIgbo bụ ndị ebu n’obi mgbe niile na mgbago ugwu Naijiria; ma emeghị etua Naijiria g’abanye n’agha nke g’adị ka nke mba Somalia.

N’okpuru edemede gbasara Ndị Mmadụ nakwa Obodo, Okey Maduforor chara ọkụ ya na mmemme Imoka, emume nke ndị Awka nakwa obodo ya niile ji apụ ọrịrị nke bụkwa mmemme ama ama ana eme kwa afọ n’ime Awka, Steti Anambra. Ana eme yabụ emume  na mbido ọkụkọ ugbo nke e ji arịọ Chineke maka owiwe ihe ubi buru ibu, nakwa ezigbo ọnọdụ ahụike, udo, agamụ n’ihu nakwa nchekwaba. Yabụ mmemme nwere mmekọ enwe nsọ nke Awka nke, dịka akụkọ mgbe oche, n’ekekọ nkwanye ugwu ya na arụsị Awka.

N’ime Ngalaba Asụsụ Igbo, Ahah Cyprian gosịpụtara Ntute Asụsụ Nakwa Mmụọ Igbo: Ọrụ Dịrịị NdỊigbo. Ọ gbara ndị nne na nna ume ka ha n’asụrụ ụmụaka ha asụsụ Igbo n’agbanyeghị  ebe ha nwetara onwe ha. Ụmụaka kwesịrị ha kwesịrị ịmụta aha ime obodo ha, ọchịchị ime obodo ha nakwa steti.

 

Onye Pụrụ Iche bụ Okoh Ebitu Ukiwe, lagoro ezumuike nka n’ọrụ ndị agha mmiri nke Naijiria ma rụọkwa ọrụ dịka onye isi nlekọta ndị ọrụ niile (CGS) site na afọ 1985-1986, ma bụrụkwa onye nke abụọ n’oge ọchịchị ndị ọrụ agha nke Ibrahim Babangida. Ukiwe bụ Igbo izizi g’ejide ọkwa nọ n’ogo a dị elu kemgbe agha Naijiria kwụsịrị.

 

ỌDỊNALA NKE IRI NA OTU, gosịpụtara dịka ọ n’adị na mbụ Erimeri NdịIgbo. na agba nke a, ngwa nakwa usoro e ji esi Ofe Ọkazị ka ekwuputara n’ebe a. N’okpuru Nka, Atueyi Ifeanyi depụtara maka Mmemme Mmalite, Nhiwa Ngalaba nke Shaw Maka Nka na Omenala (SICA), nke emere na Igboukwu, Anambra Steti n’abalị abụọ nke Ọnwa Mbụ, na afọ puku abụọ na iri na ise. Ehiwere ngalaba i ji mee ka aha Ọka-Mmụ Thurstan Shaw dịgịde onye ndu otu mere nchọpụta ngwa obibi ndụ oche n’ime Igboukwu.

 

Edemede ndị ọzọ ana edepụtabụ na mbụ gụnyere Ịlu Igbo, Ọmụmụ Asụsụ Igbo, Site na Akwụkwọ Nta Akụkọ, Ọrụ Ụbụrụ Igbo, Echiche ndị Ọgụụ, Ezumezu Onyinyo, Akụkọ Agamụnihu nke Akwụkwọ Akụkọ ỌDỊNALA nakwa Orụ CIAC g’arụ na afọ puku abụọ na iri na isii.

 

Yabụ akwụkwọ akụkọ mechiri okwu site na nglaba ajụjụ ọnụ agbara Chief Dọkịta Dozie Ikedife, onye agadi nakwa onye isi nke Ohaneze NdiIgbo. Ọ kọwara Naijiria dịka nwga n’agba ọkụ nke nwere ike inwuru ọkụ n’oge ọbụla ma ọbụrụ na n’emeghị ezi ihe. O kwukwara okwu banyere Biafra nakwa okwu ndị ọzọ gbasara otu ndị n’agba mbọ nweta obodo Biafra, ma nyekwa NdiIgbo ndụmọdụ ka sie ike n’ime otu ndọrọ  ndọrọ ọchịchị ha so n’ime ya. N’okwu ya, Ọ bụ inwe ntakịrị uche nke okwe ndọrọ ndọrọ ọchịchị nye NdịIgbo ịwụnye akwa ha n’ime otu ekete. Ha kwesịrị ị pụta ma soro zọọ ọkwa ọchịchị n’okpuru otu ndọrọ  ndọrọ ọchịchị masịrị ha.

 

A na m agba mmadụ niile ume i nweta otu ỌDỊNALA NKE IRI NA OTU i ji mikpuo n’ime akpa ala nke asụsụ, ọdịnala nakwa omenala anyị. Zụtara onwe gị, ezinaụlọ gị nakwa ndị ịhụrụ na anya ọtụtụ akwụkwọ a. Ka anyị bilie n’ime ị dị n’otu ma gbaa mbọ onwe anyị. Anyị agaghị ekwe ka agbanyụọ ọkụ nke asụsụ nakwa omenala anyị n’ime aka anyị. Nna nna anyị oche kwaliterw ya, anyị kwesịrị i soro nzọ ụkwụ ha!

Dịka ọ na adịbụ na mbụ, anyị n’atụ anya ntụnye uche nakwa nzahachi unu

Ndewo nu! Ka Chineke mezie okwu anyị ma gozie anyị niile.

 

Ezeani Sir Dọkịta J. Kanayo Okoye, KSM, KSS

Onye Mbipụta ỌDỊNALA  

 

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