Nimo to Celebrate New Yam Festival, August 3

. . As Owelle Rolls Out Blue Print for Security, Youth Development

By Jude Atupulazi

The Nimo Community in Njikoka LGA of Anambra State has announced Saturday, August 3 this year as the day for the celebration of the new yam. The traditional ruler of the town, Igwe Maxi Ike Oliobi, Owelle Nimo, disclosed this to Fides in his palace in Nimo, Wednesday.
This is even as the Owelle has reeled out his blue print for security and youth development.

According to a letter given to Fides by the Owelle, which was signed by the town’s Traditional Prime Minister, The Hon Justice Godwin Ononiba (Rtd), the new yam celebration will take place at the Owelle’s palace on Saturday, August 3, by ten O’clock in the morning. The community enjoined all indigenes, friends, well-wishers and nwadianas to be part of the ceremony.

Speaking on plans to secure the town, the Owelle said that adequate security measures were being put in place to ensure water-tight security in the town whose President General, Sir Anthony Igboka, was brutally murdered only last April.

The Owelle said the town was making sure that such would not happen again, hence the security system being put in place which however would not be made public.

Cognizant of the fact that joblessness often forced youths into criminality, the Owelle said plans had been finalized to set up skill acquisition trainings on various skills for the youths in order to set them up for life and empower them enough for them to give back to the community later.

He also announced that the community would set up an ICT centre in the community to expose the youths to the ICT world. To this end, he said, 60 computers had been acquired which would be set up at the centre.

He said the community would do everything to empower the youths so that anyone who failed to key into the various programmes and decided to lead a life of crime would face the full wrath of the law.

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