It was all fun, laughter and remembering tradition last Saturday at the Civic Centre as Igbo professionals under the umbrella body – Ola Ndi Igbo celebrated their own. The event was a time of sober reflection and opportunity to re-strategize on ways to make a change to the underdevelopment in the Igbo land such as lack of jobs, high rate of male school drop outs, insecurity and falling rate of native tongue speaking children especially among the elite of the Igbo society.
The event was laden with professionals from different fields from media, arts and entertainment to human rights, education and public service. It was divided into two sections for the day; the morning/afternoon section was a think tank and high level strategy session while the evening was the celebration with dance and performances, native attires, native foods and drinks.
Awards were given to Igbo natives who had made significant contributions like Onyeka Onwenu (Entertainment), Pat Utomi, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Public Health) and many others. They did not forget to honour the giants who paved way for the Igbo community; Chief Michael Okpala, Flora Nwapa, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ben Enwonwu, Justice Loiuse Mbanefo, Mbonu Ojike and many more.
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Red Carpet Fab