CPC Releases Calendar Of Events For The Final Rites Of Passage Ceremonies For Late Eze Enweremadu
The Central Planning Committee, CPC in collaboration with Rt. Hon. Prince Christopher Enweremadu, the Ezeukwu Executive Council and Ukwu Dynasty Cultural Council has released the calendar of events for the final rites of passage ceremonies for the late Traditional Head of Ngwa land, His Eminence, Eze Bernard Enweremadu.
Briefing newsmen on the development at Ahiaba Ngwaukwu Autonomous Community in Isialangwa North Local Government Area of Abia State, Prof. Uche Ikonne, the Central Planning Committee Chairman for the burial of Eze Enweremadu, a foremost traditional ruler in Nigeria, stated that the event would run for ten days, starting from Friday 10th December, 2021 to Sunday 19th December, 2021.
According to him, an academic meeting (colloquium) with the theme: “Perspectives to the Personality and Enduring Legacies of His Eminence, Eze Dr. Bernard Enweremadu, Ezeukwu Ngwaukwu, Traditional Head of Ngwa land, the Ukwu Lion”, would be held on Tuesday 14th December, 2021 at the Michael Okpara auditorium, Umuahia.
He further announced that the home coming events and service of songs would be held on Thursday 16th December, 2021; commendation Service at Okpuala Ngwa stadium; and last rite on Friday, 17th December, 2021; while the outing/thanksgiving service would take place at St. Michael’s and All Angels’ Anglican Church, Ahiaba Okpuala, Isiala Ngwa North L.G.A.
Prof. Ikonne described late Eze Enweremadu as a consummate traditionalist, an internationally acknowledged philanthropist, humanist, great custodian of the people’s customs and traditions, a spiritualist of note and crusader for justice and social rejuvenation.
Lending his voice, the Chairman, Publicity Subcommittee, Sir Don Ubani disclosed that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu set up the burial committee with an assignment aimed at giving the deceased traditional ruler a well deserved funeral.
According to him, Gov. Ikpeazu felt it would amount to ingratitude if Eze Enweremadu, who he described as a colossus, would not be given the appropriateness of a burial.
He maintained that the deceased traditional ruler knew the importance of tradition and culture and had maintained harmonious relationship with his clan up to the wider world.
Speaking also, the chief mourner and the eldest son of the traditional ruler, Prince Christopher Enweremadu, said his father joined his ancestors on January 17, at the age of 77 years.
He recalled that his late father, Eze Bernard Enweremadu, became a traditional ruler at the age of 33, and ran a good race as well as left legacies.
“My father was bold and courageous and in that character, he had an embodiment of peace and discipline; the act of responsibility, he bequeathed on us at the early stage”, Prince Enweremadu recounted.
Other members of the burial committee, including Hon. Osita Igbe, Sir Ambrose Nwachukwu were present during the briefing.