The Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd. / Publisher, The AUTHORITY Newspapers, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has reaffirmed his unflinching support for the unity of the Igbos.
Ubah said Ndi-Igbo should always stand firmly as one in order to enhance the socio-economic wellbeing of the Igbos and ensure overall national development.
Speaking at the Igbo Unity Day and Cultural Festival held in Lagos at the weekend, the oil magnet called on Igbo sons and daughters to put in more efforts to promoting the interests of the Igbo race.
His words: “To me as an individual, Igbo Unity has since gone beyond the realm of a catchphrase. In words and in actions, I stand firmly for Igbo Unity, be it in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, the Diaspora and even our own South-Eastern states.”
Stressing and eulogisng the important and richness of Igbo culture, he said: “I feel proud and very happy to have been part of this epoch-making event which has ushered in a new dawn for Ndigbo.
The beautiful display of our culture and heritage at the Igbo Unity Day and Cultural Festival which we are proud to flaunt anywhere we find ourselves is a sincere reminder to all of the Igbo culture and its inherent uniqueness and value. The different masquerades from various local governments and villages in the South-East alongside the cultural groups who thrilled the massive crowd added so much elegance to the festival”.
Furthermore, Ubah expressed his gratitude to all the sons and daughters of Igbo extraction who were present at the momentous event, especially those who attended from outside Lagos State.
While express his sincere gratitude to Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos and the planning committee for a successful and colourful festival, he commended the illustrious sons of Igboland who graced this maiden festival, especially the Former Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife (Okwadike), the Executive Chairman of Greenlife Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Obiora Chukwuka and the Chairman/CEO of Neros Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Poly Emenike.
Other prominent persons who attended the colourful event included Chief Okwy Okafor, Commissioner for Rural Development, Chief Ejiofor, National Vice President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Hon. Jude Idimogu, Member representing Oshodi/Isolo in the Lagos State House of Assembly, the various market leaders, State and Town Union leaders amongst a host of others.
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