The coronation of Dr. Ben Nwoye by Igwe Emma Ugwu

Barely two weeks after Godfrey Okoye University (GoUni) Enugu, Conferred award of Excellence in Leadership on immediate past Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Enugu State chapter, Dr. Ben Nwoye, another feather was on Sunday added to his cap, as he received a Chieftaincy title from the Revered Traditional Ruler of Ibagwa Nike, Community, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Emma Ugwu.

The glamorous event which held at the flamboyant Monarch’s palace in Ibagwa Nike, Enugu East Council Area of Enugu State, was graced by the state governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and dignitaries from various parts of the globe, including a Clergy from Ghana.

Nwoye’s latest title of “Eto Dike 1” of Ibagwa Nike, literally translated into ‘when you praise a man, he will do more’, brought to five, such traditional recognitions that have been bestowed on him in the last two years.

Governor Ugwuanyi (2nd R) in a group photograph with Dr Nwoye (L), Igwe Emma Ugwu and Wife

The Ex- APC boss, was honoured alongside six other personalities, among whom is the president of Enugu state Chapter of Igbo apex body, Ohaneze Ndigbo, professor Fred Eze.

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Speaking at the event, Igwe Ugwu, who explained that the exercise was part of activities marking his 25 years anniversary as the Community’s Monarch.

“Today, we are conferring Chieftaincy titles on notable icons of Nigeria, who have Distinguished themselves in their various field of endeavours.

He stated that the recipients were chosen for the honour based on their antecedents in their respective fields of endeavours and commitment to the growth and development of the nation.

The Monarch emphasized that that Dr. Nwoye’s antecedents, leadership qualities and doggedness spurred the Kingdom to bestow on him the Eto Dike na nke omere o mekwa ozo title.

Nwoye, is a serving federal Commissioner and crown Prince from Amurri acient kingdom in Nkanu West Council Area of Enugu state.

The APC Stalwart, whose joy knew no bounds, expressed appreciation to the Eze Okwe Kingdom and pledged to continue living above board in what ever he does in life, especially dealings with fellow humans.

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High point of the event was the unveiling of a permanent seat for Ohaneze Ndigbo in the Palace by the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.


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