By DESTINY Isinwa
The traditional ruler of Ihitaoha Uratta Autonomous Community in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State, HRH Eze Dr. Emmanuel C. Okoro (KSJ), Eze Oha II, has conferred chieftaincy titles to his Community’s illustrious sons, Sir. Newman Emeañaa and Chief Augustine Uzoma Odoh, respectively.
The chieftaincy coronation took place on the 3rd of January, 2022 at the Eze’s palace in the community where Sir. Newman Emeanaa was crowned as “Onyere-Igbo Udo 1” while his amiable wife, Lolo Lady Chioma Emeañaa was decorated as ‘Esurudiya 1’. Chief Augustine Uzoma Odoh as ‘Ihekwaba 1’ of Ihitaoha and the wife, Lolo Chika Odoh as ‘Ugodiya 1’.
The Eze illustrated that his Community’s chieftaincy title confirmation is in consonance with the universal Igbo standard and the newly coronated Chiefs met all criteria and standard required having contributed immensely and in all ramifications to the well-being of their community and it’s dwellers.
In his remark, Chief Dr.(Sir) Newman Emeanaa(KSM, FNIM), the Onyere-Igbo Udo 1 of Ihitaoha Uratta Autonomous Community expressed joy and gratitude to God and his people for finding him worthy of the prestigious chieftaincy honour. He revealed that the choice of ‘Onyere-Igbo Udo 1’ was a confirmation and colouration of his natural peaceful disposition.
He described the honour as a stepping stone and source of encouragement that will encourage him to sustain and improve his philanthropic gesture, his Community development services, his human empowerment, job opportunities for his people and other human oriented projects.
The chieftaincy coronation event had in attendance personalities from different sectors, like the Senator representing Imo East, Sen. Francis Ezennwa Onyewuchi, Prof. Edmund Nkwocha, Prof. Donald Osigwe, Barr. Dr. Hyacinth Ugorji, High Chief Oliver Egejuru, Chief Paul Ogbonna, Hon. Chukwuemeka Ebere, Hon. Maurice Appah, Chief Kingsley Osuoha, Chief Ogechi Osuoha, Ozo Emmanuel Chibuogwu, Igbo bu Igbo 1 of Awka Mr Raphael Achalonu and host of others.