July 1, 2022 9:35 pm

Year 2021 Iri Ji Oru Oboro Auto. Comm: Eze Ogbonna Speaks On The Essence Of New Yam Festival


By Our Reporter


The Traditional Ruler of Oru Oboro Autonomous Community Ndoro Oboro in Ikwuano L.G.A, of Abia State, Eze Ralph Ogbonna has described New Yam Festivals (Iri Ji) as a means of appreciating God for a bountiful harvest.


He therefore stressed the need for peace,

unity, mutual understanding and respect towards constituted authorities for the overall good and development of the society.

Eze Ralph Ogbonna with other traditional rulers during the festival


Eze Ogbonna who made this known at his Palace during the new yam festival and conferment of Chieftaincy titles on some deserving sons and daughters of the community, which attracted the presence of the Member representing Ikwuano state constituency, Mr Stanley Nwabisi, Chairman of Ikwuano LGA, Chief Stephen Mpamugo, traditional rulers among other notable personalities, also identified collective efforts as a penance to achieving success in life.


He disclosed that those honoured with the chieftaincy titles were carefully selected based on their outstanding pedigrees and service to God and humanity.

Picture showing the member representing Ikwuano State Constituency, Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi , Super High Chief Osondu (with microphone); Super High Chief ( Major) Akobundu Awa rtd and Chief Ikechi Osondu cutting the new yam.


Speaking shortly after being conferred with the Chieftaincy title – ‘Akaraugo ll’ of Oru-Oboro autonomous Community, the Administrator, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu Free Home Healthcare Services for the Elderly, Super High Chief Emenike Chukwuemeka Osondu appreciated Eze Ogbonna and his community for the honour done him.

Chief Osondu


He assured that he will not relent in contributing his quota towards the development of the community.


The Chairman Organizing Committee of the ceremony, Super High Chief Kenneth Ebilah in a brief speech harped the need for Oru Oboro youths to embrace hard work and eschew acts capable of bringing a bad name to the community and state at large.

L-R Chief Ikechi Osondu and Engr Udensi


Interacting with newsmen respectively, Engr. Kelvin Nnadozie Udensi, Secretary of the Year 2021 Iri Ji festival of Oru Oboro autonomous community and Chieftaincy conferments committee and the ‘Agumba l of Oru Oboro autonomous community, Chief Ikechi Osondu, appreciated God for sound health and a gift of life to witness the year 2021 new yam festival.

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