*Describes Him as Embodiment of Humility and Industry
By Ngozi Omah, Jan 9,2022
An illustrious son of Nnewi and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) -Mr. Tony Atueyi has described His Royal Majesty, Igwe Dr. K. O. N. Orizu 111 of Nnewi who just celebrated his 96th birthday and the 58th Ofala Festival, as an embodiment of peace, humility and industry.
Atueyi who spoke to journalists at the Igwe’s Palace during the recent 2021 Ofala Festival, in his goodwill message prayed for longer life and good health for the monarch; and more progress for the community.
Orizu’s reign, according to him has witnessed massive prosperity in all sectors of Nnewi Community life.
He described the Nnewi monarch as “a very peaceful minded man, very amiable personality. Reason he’s generally crowned the Peace General.
“I wish him peace; continued profound Peace on the throne”.
The annual Ofala festival has remained an opportunity for the citizens, business associates, friends and well wishers of Nnewi to celebrate the Igwe’s virtues and to pay homage, pray for him and thank God for the good health and prosperity of the community.
Mr Atueyi who is also the Nnewi North LGA chairman of the APC explained that the Ofala was “a time for the citizens to come and pay homage to the Igwe and for His Royal Majesty to bless the people, thank Almighty God and the ancestors for the gift of life, peace, prosperity, multiplications and other good things.”
As usual, visitors, tourists, historians and guests from even overseas and other African countries witnessed the festival, savouring the rich cultural heritage/displays including different dances, masquerades and other performances.
Banks, multinational companies and and other international news channels, internet service providers also witnessed the event.