Emume Owuwa Anyanwu inaugurates Anambra Chapter executive
The inauguration, which held in Awka on Saturday, February 8, drew dignitaries from all walks of life, including members of the organisation from Imo, Abia, Enugu and Ebonyi States.
While inaugurating the officers at the headquarters of the organisation at Ngozika Estate, Awka,Chief Frankel Nwachinemelu Ogwujimba, the National Leader of the group, tasked officers to go into their wards, local government areas and zones to propagate the ideals for which the group was set up, which was to bring back the culture, tradition and folklore of the Igbo man.
"He said, "Emume Owuwa Anyanwu is formed to promote igboness, propagate unity among Igbo people, promote speaking of Igbo language, promote observance of Igbo culture, tradition and ordinances; as well as promote literature, folklore and patriotism among young Igbo folks."
He also said the group would help in promoting tourism in the 5 south eastern states, in order to promote happiness and longevity, earn foreign exchange and propagate the image of the Igbo nation to the wider world.
"Our aim is to bring out the genuine and original identity of the Igbo man. We want to reinvent the industrious Igbo man; the Igbo man that can reason independently and fend for himself.
"We want to bring out some of the forgotten ideals of the people, and also reintroduce some of the local games, traditions and cultures that were long forgotten and abandoned."
He said the group would be apolitical, as it would not be engaging in any political activities.
Speaking after the inauguration, the Anambra State coordinator of the group, Rev. Cannon Chris Orajekwu, commended the promoter for his noble initiative and promised that in the next few weeks, the group would be fully on ground in all the nooks and crannies of the state with messages that would promote the ideals of ndigbo.
He urged his officers at the zonal, local government and ward levels not to be found wanting in the discharge of their functions in their various areas of jurisdiction.