The Amawbia Community in Awka South Local Government Area, Tuesday, December 19, 2020, came alive during the ceremonies marking the coronation of His Royal Majesty, Igwe Chinyelu Nnaemeke Nworah-Molokwu, as the Ezechinyeluora and Okpaligwe II of Amawbia.
The event commenced at Eziokpaligwe Square, with opening prayers by Venerable Samuel Ogbodo, Vicar St. Peter’s Anglican Church Amawbia, and Rev. Fr. Fabian Anumba, the Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Parish Amawbia.
During the traditional breaking of kola nut by Igwe Chinyelu Nnaemeke Nworah-Molokwu prayed for peace and progress of the community.
In a speech at the event, Igwe Molokwu thanked the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, for issuing him the certificate of recognition on May 29, 2020, which, he noted, enabled him take up the responsibility of servant leadership to the people of Amawbia.
He also thanked Amawbia people who chose him as their traditional ruler, promising that the community would witness a new dawn of peace, progress and development; even as he went ahead to disclose his vision and mission statements for the community.
The President-General of Amawbia Town Union, Mr. Ebele Nwufo, while welcoming all that graced the occasion, said the selection of the Igwe was peaceful and transparent.
The event witnessed a great turnout of illustrious sons and daughters of Amawbia, including Nze and Ozo titled men like Ozo Mike Akubude; Ozo Felix Nzeamalu; Ozo Eddy Nwokoye; traditional rulers such as Igwe Michael Ngene of Nibo and Igwe Innocent Obodoako of Agulu, among others.
Also in attendance were government officials from Amawbia that included Hon Chukwuma Okoye, member Awka South II, Anambra State House of Assembly; Sir Willie Nwokoye, Principal Secretary to the Governor, as well as Barr. Harry Uduh, Head of Service; commissioners, as well as other government officials.
The Commander, 302 Regiment Onitsha, Brigadier-General A.I.M. Lapai, represented by the Operations Officer, also graced the occasion.
High points of the occasion were the capping of the Okpaligwe by the Ezeana Amawbia, paying of homage by various groups, such as Umuada Amawbia led by Mrs. Ekene Aneke, Hausa Community led by Sariki Adamu Haruna, Ijele Masquerade display, as well as a 4-horse chariot motorcade which drove the Igwe and his wife round the six villages where he was gloriously received by his subjects.