From The Desk Of The Publisher

Ezeani Sir Doctor J. Kanayo Okoye, KSM, KSS

 We begin by congratulating Prof Attahiru Jega and the Federal Electoral Council, for this year’s (2015) successful and essentially violent free national elections. We give the greatest credit to the Nigerian people, who conducted themselves with respect and restraint throughout the electioneering period and to President Goodluck Jonathan whose prompt expression of acceptance of the election result saved the Country from national protests and possible political conflagration. This clear demonstration of political savvy and maturity, at this stage of our national development, has gone a long way to give us hope and belief in the eventual success of the Nigerian State.

 

We urge our elected lawmakers to use their newly acquired positions of power to usher in a fresh beginning and some respite for the suffering millions of our citizens groaning under the weight of government austerity. While congratulating winners, we wish to empathize with those who failed to be elected and plead with them to accept the results. They are not losers as long as they accommodate the election outcome and are prepared to try again, should they so desire.

 

The elections also provided a good lesson for NdiIgbo, that preparatory to casting your vote, you should carefully read and assess the mood of the society. What are our intentions and aspirations? Which way is the Country swaying? Where do our interests lie? What are the parties’ objectives and goals? Which candidates do we trust and what is the likelihood of their delivering on their mandates? What is our role in the entire process of electioneering campaigns, the election itself and the protection of our votes once cast?

 

Have we been proactive throughout the conduct of the elections or made our presence felt wherever we are resident; as in Lagos State where some NdiIgbo have finally been elected into the State House of Assembly. Our congratulations to them for making us proud and for projecting the Igbo image on the national perspective. We also hear that in the United Kingdom, an Igbo resident is currently the front runner for the post of leader of the Labour Party, one of the two dominant political parties of the Country. These developments and the trend in the USA are powerful expressions of Igbo presence and worldwide contributions to national and international issues. We are gratified by this achievement and look forward to the attainment of greater visibility by NdiIgbo wherever they live.

 

This year’s national elections also exposed the shortfalls of both NdiIgbo and their leaders in the management of their political fate and destiny. There is need for them to stop and take stock of the circumstance of the elections. For the Southeast, did we need to place all our eggs in one basket? Or should we have spread out to occupy key positions in the two major parties, so that whichever party won, NdiIgbo would remain relevant on the national framework while maintaining dominant political influence in the Southeast. What is our expectation from the incoming administration regarding ministerial and other important Government appointments? What actions have we taken to reposition the Southeast zone towards relevance in current and future political dispensations? Shouldn’t Ohaneze NdiIgbo wake up to its responsibilities and show active leadership in this singular challenge towards promoting and ensuring the relevance of NdiIgbo in this Nigerian entity? These are questions to which we must address ourselves if we are to attain and maintain relevance in the Country.

 

With the elections now over, NdiIgbo should direct their attention and efforts towards those steps and actions necessary to promote and ensure the preservation and strengthening of their culture and essence. Towards this end, they should be involved in projecting their language and culture, firstly among ourselves and then externally at national and international fora. It is sad to observe that in many instances, our town meetings and assemblies, and even proceedings at Ohaneze NdiIgbo gatherings, are many a time conducted in English rather than Igbo. Our language has deteriorated to the extent that we no longer use it as the medium of communication amongst ourselves – not at Southeast State Assemblies and deliberations, or at schools and churches, at village and even family functions. NdiIgbo should project active and visible participation in national debates, bills and policies. Further to their indifferent attitude, the Igbo have now been relegated, by some agencies, from the usual second to the third largest ethnic group in Nigeria. And if this misconception is not immediately and robustly challenged and corrected, the fallacy, by frequent expression, could, in time, be adopted as “fact”.

 

As earlier noted, we must drive firmly and surely towards language and cultural promotion, as laid out in CIAC’s proposal to Southeast leaders (see ODINALA Issue 2, Vol 1, pg 43). The learning of Igbo should be made compulsory in all primary and secondary schools of the Southeast. Together with language, all students must be exposed to the history, geneology and development of the Igbo race, and encouraged to specialize in related areas at tertiary and advanced level studies. There is dire need to produce publications and literature on NdiIgbo and school curricula should be directed towards encouraging this drive. CIAC now intends to write to Ministries of Education and Culture, outlining a blueprint for rectification of this problem.

 

We are, all the same, encouraged by apparent signs of cultural revival in some communities in Igboland, where special and elaborate cultural days are now celebrated as regular nnual events. Drawing heavily from good old Igbo hospitality, the festivals are marked by such activities as arts exposition, masquerades dances, display of publications and materials on community histories and development, speeches and discussions on issues of relevant significance to the Igbo, as well as different forms of entertainment. It is suggested that Governments in all States of the Southeast ensure mandatory observation of this annual event in every town and community within the zone. Inter community competitions can also be added to further drive this cultural development.

 

Further to efforts by CIAC and others, and sequel to my October, 11, 2014 speech to the Suleja branch of Ohaneze NdiIgbo, (Pg 3, issue of ODINALA 10) we are gratified to note that an Igbo Channel (under African Magic) was unveiled by DSTV on April 2nd, 2015. Igbo has now joined other major Nigerian languages (Hausa and Yoruba) in the worldwide projection of our culture through DSTV. It now behoves on us to provide materials and support, by not only assisting in the provision of quality materials for broadcast, but also sourcing the High Definition Camera (HDC) for the production of standard DSTV movies. The process of acquiring the HDC is currently underway.

 

As usual, ODINALA 10 presents various topics and subject areas. The cover story on Reason The Presidency Still Eludes NdiIgbo by Azuka Onwuka serves as a critical appraisal of NdiIgbo regarding the just concluded 2015 general election. According to him, unless NdiIgbo unite as one and support a single candidate, they cannot actualize their dream of taking the mantle of leadership in Nigeria.

 

Under Special Report, we present the Seminar for Igbo Women in FCT and a paper delivered by the Center’s Chairman, Ezeani Dr J.K Okoye during meeting of Ohaneze NdiIgbo in Suleja, Niger State, titled: Igbo Culture & The Need To Uphold It. The Center used the seminar to urge Igbo mothers not to relent nor backslide in bringing up their children using their native language. Dr Okoye further charged Igbo sons and daughters in Niger State not to blame their environment as excuse to deny their children the right of speaking their mother tongue. Our culture is our identity and like the skin, no one can pull it off.

 

Under the Features Section, several papers are featured. Writing on NdiIgbo, Guinea Pigs & Bashing in Lagos, Clement Udegbe focuses on the high level of hatred of the Igbo man by the Yoruba. He never believed deportation of one ethnic group by another within a Country was possible until Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, proved him wrong. NdiIgbo were shabbily repatriated at night from Lagos to Onitsha in their numbers!

 

Dr Emma Enekwechi in his paper, Self-determination for All NdiIgbo Now, spurred NdiIgbo to march forward towards independence rather than licking their old wound under marginalization in Nigeria. He believes NdiIgbo in Nigeria are a group whose precarious condition is worse than those at war. He therefore calls upon the Federal Government of Nigeria to nip in the bud the incessant genocide aimed at NdiIgbo in Northern Nigeria. He strongly believes that a Sovereign State of NdiIgbo is a desideratum of the 21st Century, where equity and justice will abound.

 

Juxtaposing Nigeria’s historians with their Western counterparts, Prof. Okey Ndibe On The Cost & Curse of Biafra, pictures the former as those that find it difficult to learn from their past. As far as the Biafran War is concerned, the Nigerian State has adopted a stance of deliberate amnesia which has disastrously affected the Country. Prof. Ndibe opines that Nigeria’s ignorance of the lessons of its bloodiest moment has proved extremely dangerous. On the whole, Nigerians’ understanding of their history is terribly shallow.

 

Writing on The Harm MASSOB Does to NdiIgbo, Azuka Onwuka advises NdiIgbo to sheath the sword, stop wallowing in hallucination of actualizing Biafra but rather embrace the reality of one Nigeria. According to him, what a contradiction and irony that NdiIgbo seek to break away from Nigeria and at the same time wish to rule the same Nigeria. He maintains that as long as other tribes in Nigeria continue to nurse the fear that Igbo man would definitely secede, once he becomes the President, the Igbo man’s hope of taking the mantle of leadership will remain elusive.

 

Our Icon is Richard Iherigbo Ihetu, a.k.a Dick Tiger. He was one of the greatest boxers from the African continent and one who brought the first world championship match to the continent of Africa as well. He was the first African boxer to be admitted into USA’s International Boxing Hall of Fame, and not only wore a crown as British Empire Middleweight Boxing Champion but was also appointed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England as Commander of the British Order (CBE), in 1958. Dick Tiger who always gave his all, never failed his fans, family, Country and profession. Even in death, he was not defeated.

 

Under People and Town, our search light beams on Ogbunike Cave and Its Untapped Potential. The cave in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State dates back many centuries, and is reputed to be as old as history itself. Regrettably, this famous cave which has attracted hundreds of visitors and which could generate substantial revenue while boosting tourism, has been abandoned by the State Government. According to indigenes of the town, the cave witnessed the support of government only during the last military dispensation.

 

The magazine as usual devotes a section to Igbo Foods. In this edition, the recipe and process of preparing Banga soup are presented. Under Arts, Rudolf Okonkwo’ piece on Our Country, Our Masquerades is featured. He champions the cause for promotion of our masquerades which he strongly believes will bring in hope and reassurance and while pushing us forward as NdiIgbo.

 

Other usual features in ODINALA 10 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 CIAC’s Agenda for year 2015.

 

 

In its Special Section, the magazine presents its Interview of Chief Adindu Ogbuefi (Ezeugoagwu Nnobi), a renowned traditional healer and custodian of Igbo culture.

Chief Ogbuefi delves into Ita Atu masquerade festival and other key elements of Igbo culture and tradition. He laments the great speed at which Igbo culture is sinking into oblivion and beckons every son and daughter of Igboland to return and join hands in uplifting our dying culture and tradition.

 

As you get a copy of ODINALA 10, read it as you reflect on the state of NdiIgbo. Contribute your quota by joining the Center today as a way of ensuring that our glory as NdiIgbo is not doused. I urge you not to relent but throw in all you can to save our language and culture from this menace of loss and extinction. We look forward to your input and feedback.

 

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

 

OKWU ONYE MBIPỤTA AKWỤKWỌ

Ezeani Sir Dọkịta J. Kanayo Okoye, KSM, KSS

 

Ka anyi bido site n’ikele Oka mmuta Attahiru Jega nakwa ndi otu nhoputa ochichi ala anyi, maka otu mbinye aka nhoputa ochichi nke afo a (2015) di oke mkpa siri gaa siriri-werewere. Anyi na-eweliri umu afo Naijiria aka elu, maka otu ha siri hazi onwe ha nke oma n’oge e mere nhoputa a nakwa Onyeisi ala bu Goodluck Jonathan n’ihi otu o siri gosiputa afo ojuju ma nabata otu nhoputa e mere siri gaa bu nke mere n’ala anyi adabanyeghi n’ime ogbaghara. Nziputa amamihe na ntozu okwe ndoro-ndoro gara n’iru inye anyi nchekwube na nkwenye oganiru ala anyi Naijiria.

 

Anyi turu anya na ndi omebe-iwu anyi tuuru ugo mmeri ga-eji ikike ha nwetara were webata mbido di ohuru nakwa ume nkuda nye ahuhu nde-kwuru-nde ndi ala anyi na-ata site na mkpachite aku n’uba goomenti kpachiri. Ka anyi na-ekele ndi tuuru ugo mmeri, mwute anyi n’agakwara ndi e nweghi ike i turu ugo mmeri ma na-ariokwa ha ka ha nabata nhoputa e mere. Ha a bughi ndi e meriri e meri ma o buru na ha ga-anabata otu ihe siri gaa ma dikwa njikere inwale mgbe ozo, ma o buru na ha ka choo.

 

Nhoputa e mere bukwa nnukwu ihe mmuta nye NdiIgbo, na tupu mmadu e mee nkwado ibinye aka n’akwukwo, n’oga ebugodi uzo nyochaa ma tulee otu obodo siri diri. Kedu ihe bu ebumn’obi anyi na ihe anyi choro? Kedu akuku ugbo bu obodo aga? Ebee ka ihe anyi chogara gbadoro ukwu? Kedu ihe bu amuma n’oru otu okwe ndoro-ndoro? Kedu onye na-azo okwa ochichi anyi tukwasara obi nakwa ihe gosiri na ha g’emezu nkwa ha kwere? Kedu ihe bu oru anyi na ya bu usoro nhoputa, nhoputa n’onwe ya nakwa nchekwaba akwukwo vootu anyi ozigbo a tusiri ya?

 

Anyi e sonyere n’udi ahuru anya mgbe a na-eme nhoputa ochichi ma obu mee ka anyi puta ihe ebe o bula anyi bi dika na Steeti Lagos ebe otutu NdiIgbo bu ndi ahoputara n’ikpeazu dika ndi omebeiwu iwu nke Steeti ahu. Anyi na-eweliri ha aka elu maka ibuli anyi elu nakwa ibuputa aha Igbo n’ogo mba uwa. Anyi nukwara n’abia na mba United Kingdom, na nwafo Igbo bi ebe ahu bụ ya bu onye nke mbu na-azo okwa onyeisi otu okwe ndoro-ndoro ochichi Labour, bu otu n’ime otu okwe ndoro-ndoro abuo ama-ama na mba ahu. Udiri ihe di otu a bu nke dikwa otu ahu na mba USA bu nke gosiri na Igbo nozu ebe niile ma na-esonyekwa n’ihe gbasara mba uwa gbaa gburu-gburu. Ihe mbuli elu di otu a juru anyi afo ebe anyi na-elekwa anya nturu ugo NdiIgbo kariri nke a ebe o bula ha bi.

 

Nhoputa ochichi nke afo a chawaputara iri mperi NdiIgbo nakwa ndi ndu ha otu o siri gbasa nhazi eke uwa nakwa akara-aka ndoro-ndoro ha. O di mkpa ka ha kwusi ma cheba echiche ihe gbasara nhoputa ochichi. Nke a gaara ndi owuwa anyanwu, o kwesiri ka anyi na-awukota akwa anyi niile n’otu nkata? Ka ọ bụ na ọ kaghi mma ka anyi kee onwe anyi na otu okwe ndoro-ndoro abuo kasi bu ibu, ka o ga abu nke n’ime ya tuuru ugo, NdiIgbo esoro keta oke na ya. Kedu ihe bu ihe anyi na-atu anya n’aka goomenti na-abataka o siri metuta nhoputa ndi ga-abu minister na oru goomenti ndi ozo bara uru karia? Kedu ihe bu mbo anyi gbara iji mezi mpaghara owuwa anyi ka o were sonye na ndi onu n’eru n’okwu n’okwe ndoro-ndoro ochichi ala anyi? Ọ bụ na ndi Ohaneze NdiIgbo agaghi ekuni n’ura mara oru diiri ha ma ziputa ezi agbo ochichi di ike gbasara aka mgba a nke ga-enye aka ikwalite ma mee na NdiIgbo g’esonye na ndi onu n’eru n’okwu n’obodo anyi a bu Naijiria? Ihe ndi a bu ajuju nke anyi ga agba mbo leba anya ma o buru na anyi choro iru ogo di elu ma kwudosikwa ike n’obodo anyi bu Naijiria.

 

Ugbu a nhoputa gasigoro, NdiIgbo kwesiri ibuga mmuo na agbambo ha na usoro na amuma di mkpa maka ikwalite, ichekwaba nakwa ime ka omenala ha kposie ike. N’uzo di otu a, ha ga-agba mbo isonye n’ihe gana egosiputa asusu na omenala ha n’onwe anyi godi, ma mekwa ka o puta ihe n’ala anyi gbaa gburu-gburu nakwa na mba uwa. O di mwute na otutu ogbako otu obodo anyi, gunyere nzuko ndi Ohaneze NdiIgbo bu nnoo asusu bekee na abughi Igbo ka ha ji eme nzuko mgbe ufodu. Asusu anyi eretokoola nke na anyi onwe anyi adighikwa eji ya akparita uka ozo – o bunadi  n’ogbako omebe iwu Steeti anyi ga ma o bu n’ulo akwukwo, ulo uka, n’obodo ma o bu n’ezinaulo anyi ga. NdiIgbo kwesiri isonye n’udi putara ihe na mkparita ububo, mmebe iwu na mweputa amuma usoro iwu nke ala anyi. I ga n’iru gbasara e nweghi mmasi ha, NdiIgbo bu ndi ozo kpachapugoro site n’ibu agburu abuo kachasi na Naijiria were mee ha agburu nke ato kachasinu. O buru na agbaghi mbo ozigbo buso ajo echiche a agha ma mezie ya, ya bu okwu asi, ka aga adi na-ekwu ya na-aga, g’emesia n’oge adighi anya buru nke aga e were dika eziokwu.

 

Dika m siri kwuputa na mbu, anyi ga-akwudosi ike n’ikwalite asusu n’omenala, dika e siri kowaputasi ya na atumatu okwu nke CIAC degaara ndi ndu ndi owuwa anyanwu (lee ODINALA nke abuo, Vol mbu, ibe nke iri ano n’ato). Agumagu Igbo bu nke e kwesiri ime ka o buru iwu n’ulo akwukwo prima na sekondiri di n’owuwa anyanwu. Tinyere asusu, anya umu akwukwo ga-emepe n’ihe gbasara akuko mgbe ochie, akuko otu ezinaulo Igbo siri bido nakwa uto agburu Igbo, nke a ga-akpalite mmuo ha ihoro ma gua otu n’ime ha n’ulo akwukwo mahadum na omumu ndi ozo di elu. O di oke mkpa idi na-eweputa akwukwo agumagu gbasara NdiIgbo ebe aga eme ka usoro agumagu ulo akwukwo gbado ukwu n’uzo di otu a. CIAC e jikerela idepuru ministiri agumakwukwo na nke omenala akwukwo ga-enye aka igbochi ajo onodu a.

 

Anyi onwe anyi, n’aka nke ozo ga-agba onwe anyi ume itulite omenala anyi na-anwu anwu n’ime obodo di n’ala Igbo, ebe ubochi mmemme omenala di oke mkpa buzi ubochi e weputara maka ihe mmemme agana na-eme kwa afo. Iji ezi nnabata obia ndi Igbo na mgbe mbu maa atu, ihe mmemme di otu a bu nke putara ihe dika ngosiputa ihe nka, egwu mmanwu, ngosi ihe mbiputa ihe gbasara akuko mgbe ochie nke obodo nakwa uto ya, ihe nguputa okwu na mkparita uka gbasara ihe bara uru nye Igbo, nakwa udiri ihe egwuregwu di iche iche. O kwesiri ka Goomenti nke Steeti owuwa anyanwu niile mee ka mmerube ihe mmemme di otu a buru nke onye o bula gana esonye n’ime ya kwa afo. E kwesikwara ka a na-ehiwe asompi nke obodo n’obodo iji mee ka ya bu uto omenala na-agbasa.

 

N’iga n’iru na agbamumbo CIAC, nke ndi ozo, nakwa site n’ihe nguputa nke m guputara na mkpuru abali iri n’otu nke onwa Oktoba, afo 2014 n’ogbako ngalaba Ohaneze NdiIgbo, Suleja, anyi nwere afo ojuju na DSTV a norola na mkpuru abali abuo nke onwa ano, n’afo 2015 were weputa owara Igbo (nke African Magic). Igbo e sonyela asusu ndi ozo kachasinu na Naijiria (Hausa na Yoruba) n’ihe ngosiputa omenala anyi nke mba uwa na-ekiri site na DSTV. O diziiri anyi inye aka chikoba ihe ndi agana egosi na ya bu owara, nke n’abughi nani ichikoba ihe ngosi kama inye aka nweta ezi igwe nsere ejije (HDC) nke ga e meputa ejije bu igba otu ndi DSTV siri choo ya. Usoro inweta ya bu igwe nsere ejije HDC bu okwu akpu n’onu ugbu a.

 

Dika anyi si eme, ODINALA 10 ziputara otutu isiokwu ga. Ihu akuko ya Ihe kpotara na Mnweta Okwa Onyeisi ala Gana Efunari NdiIgbo nke Azuka Onwuka no onodu ka ihe nnonya NdiIgbo dika o siri metuta nhoputa ochichi nke afo 2015 e mesiri na nso-nso a. Dika o siri kwue, beluso na NdiIgbo abiakotara onu ma kwado otu onye nwere mmasi okwa ochichi, ebum n’obi ha i were okwa ochichi na Naijiria agaghi abia na mmezu.

 

A bia na Akuko Puru Iche, anyi wetara Ogbako Umu Nwaanyi Ndi bi na FCT nakwa akwukwo nguputa sitere n’aka onyeisi oche ulo oru nka n’omenala Igbo bu Ezeani Dokita J.K Okoye nke o guputara na nzuko ndi Ohaneze NdiIgbo na Suleja, Steeti Niger nke o kporo: Omenala Igbo na Mkpa Ọ dị Ijigide Ya. Ulo oru anyi ji ya bu ogbako nkuzi were jaa ndi nne Igbo ike ka ha ghara ida mba n’iji asusu olu nne ha were na-azulite umuaka ha. Dokita Okoye gara n’iru kpalite mmuo umu afo Igbo bi na Steeti Niger ka ha kwusi ita mpaghara ha bi uta dika ihe naghara ha iji asusu Igbo azulite umuaka ha. Omenala anyi bu njirimara anyi dika akpukpo anu aru, o nweghi onye puru idokapu ya.

 

Na ngalaba Isiokwu ga, e weputara otutu edemede. N’ederede ya NdiIgbo, Oke Bekee Na Nsọrọmụ-ọnụ Na Lagos, Clement Udegbe gbakwasara ukwu na oke mkporomu-asi Yoruba kporo onye Igbo. O kwetaghi n’agburu nwere ike igbara agburu ibe ya ugbo nwa-mkpi n’ime otu mba were rue mgbe aka na-achi Steeti Lagos bu Babatunde Fashola mere ka o mata na o puru ikwe omume. E jiri mmebo gbaara imilikiti NdiIgbo ugbo nwa-mkpi n’abali na Lagos were tulata ha Onitsha!

 

Dokita Emma Enekwechi n’akwukwo ya, Mkpebi Onwe Maka NdiIgbo Niile Ugbu a, gbara NdiIgbo ume ka ha gaa n’iru maka mwere onwe karia ma inoro na-aracha onya ochie ha n’okpuru mkpagbu n’ime Naijiria. O kwenyere na NdiIgbo n’ime Naijiria bu agburu onodu ime ebere ha kariri nke ndi nọ n’agha. O were na-akpoku goomenti etiti Naijiria ka o gbaa mbo hu nay a bu ogbugbu a na-egbu NdiIgbo n’ubara na mgbago ugwu kwusiri. O kwenyesiri ike mnwere onwe NdiIgbo bu nnoo ihe di oke mkpa na senchuri nke iri abuo n’otu, ebe ikpe mkwụmọtọ n’eziokwu ga-ejuputa.

 

Na ntule ndi Naijiria guru maka akuko mgbe ochie nakwa ogbo ha ndi ocha, Oka Mmuta Okey Ndibe na ederede nke O kporo Oke Onu Na Abum-onu Nke Biafra, ziputara ndi agumagu ihe mgbe ochie ndi Naijiria dika ndi o na-ahiara ahu iji ihe mere na mgbe gara aga muta ako. Dika o siri metuta agha Biafra, obodo Naijiria a mutala omume ima uma chezo ihe bu nke mebisigoro obodo anyi ebe o di ukwuu. Oka mmuta Ndibe kwenyere na e jighi oge nkwafu obara ya nke karisirinu kporo ihe e mebiala ihe di egwu. Na nkpokota, nghota ndi Naijiria gbasara ihe mere ha na mgbe ochie e mighi emi ma oli.

 

N’akwukwo ya Ihe Mgbu MASSOB Na-Enye NdiIgbo, Azuka Onwuka duru NdiIgbo odu ka ha were mma tinye n’obo, kwusi iro nro inweta Biafra kama ka ha makuta nke putara ihe bu ibu otu Naijiria. Dika o siri kwue, o bu nnukwu ihe mgbagwoju anya ma na-atokwa ochi na NdiIgbo choro ikewara n’ime Naijiria ma n’otu aka ahu na-achokwa ichi ya bu Naijiria. O kwenyesiri ike na dika ndi agburu ozo gara n’iru iche n’oke egwu na Igbo ga-ekewapu ozigbo o nwetara okwa onyeisi ala, nchekwube onye Igbo i nweta okwa onyeisi ala agaghi adi mfe.

 

Onye Obia Anyi Puru Iche bu Richard Iherigbo Ihetu, onye e ji Dick Tiger were mara. O bu otu n’ime ndi ọtụ ọkpọ kachasinu sitere mba Afrika ma burukwa onye butere asompi ịtụ ọkpọ nke mba uwa n’Afrika. Ọ bụ onye ọtụ ọkpọ mbu na mbu sitere Afrika a nabatara n’otu ndi ọtụ ọkpọ pụrụ iche nke mba USA, ma burukwa onye n’aburo nani n’onwetara nturu ugo ọtụ ọkpọ kachasinu nke mba Briten kama nne na-achi mba England bu Queen Elizabeth nke abuo hoputara ya ka o buru onye ndu ndi agha nke British Order (CBE) n’afo 1958. Dick Tiger onye nke nyere ihe niile o nwere, e nweghi mgbe o koropuru obi nye ndi tukwara ya obi, ndi ezinaulo, obodo nakwa oru ya. Tutu rue n’onwu, o nweghi onye meriri ya.

 

N’okpuru Ndi Mmadu na Obodo, ọkụ anyi chakwasara na Ọgba Ogbunike na Ihe Nrite Ya Nke Akabeghi Mịpụta. Ya bu ogba nke di n’okpuru ochichi Goomenti Oyi na Steeti Anambra bu nke dibagoro eri senchuri ole ma ole gara aga, ma burukwa nke e kwenyere n’afo o gbagoro dika akuko mbido uwa. Na mwute, ogba a ama ama bu nke dotagoro puku kwuru puku ndi mmadu na ya ma burukwa nke e nwere ike isi nay a nweta ego gbara okpurukpu, bu nke Goomenti Steeti gbaripugoro. Dika ndi obodo Oyi siri kwue, o bu nani mgbe ochichi ndi agha bu ikpetemazu goomenti nyere ya nkwado.

 

Akwukwo ogugu anyi dika o na-adi, weputara ngalaba maka Erimeri NdiIgbo. N’agba nke a, usoro n’uzo esi were n’esi ofe akwu bu nke a chikobara. N’okpuru Nka, ederede Rudolf Okonkwo na Obodo Anyi, Mmanwu Anyi putara ihe. Onyere ntuzi aka ikwalite etimeti mmanwu anyi bu nke o kwenyesiri ike ga-eweta olile anya na agbamume iga n’iru dika NdiIgbo.

 

Ngalaba ndi ozo n’ime ODINALA NKE IRI gunyere Ilu Igbo, Omumu Igbo, Ihe Sitere Na Akwukwo Nta Akuko, Oru Uburu Igbo, Nkwughachi Ndi Oguu site na Odinala ndi gara aga, Eserese Foto, Akuko Oganiru Akwukwo Odinala nakwa Amuma Oru CIAC nke afo 2015.

 

Na ngalaba ya puru iche, akwukwo anyi wetara mkparita uka nke Ichie Adindu Ogbuefi (Ezeugoagwu Nnobi), onye omenala a ma-ama ji mgborogwu na mkpa akwukwo agwo oria ma burukwa onye na-echekwaba omenala Igbo. Ichie Ogbuefi kowari gbasara mmemme Ita Atu mmanwu nakwa ihe ndi ozo di mkpa gbasara omenala na odinala Igbo. O kwara ariri otu omenala Igbo si anwu n’ike n’ike ma rio nwa afo Igbo o bula ka ha lochighata jikota aka onu ikwalite omenala na odinala anyi na-anwu anwu.

 

Mgbe i nwetara akwukwo ODINALA NKE IRI, gua ya ma chigharia obi gbasara onodu NdiIgbo. Tunye nke gi site n’isonye otu ulo oru anyi dika uzo iji hu n’ebube anyi dika NdiIgbo anyughii. A na m ario gi ka i ghara ida mba kama ka i gbaa mbo otu i nwere ike inye aka zoputa asusu n’omenala anyi n’olulu onwu.

Anyi na-elezi anya i nata ozi na atumatu gi.

 

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