7th December, 2010
The chairman of South East Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Clatus 1 Ilomuanya, at the weekend confirmed High Chief Christian Uchechkwu Nwachkwu as the leader of Igbos in Lagos State.
Ilomuanya stated this at the Igbo community centre, Okota, Lagos southwest, Nigeria during the celebration of new yam festival in the state.
He said that Nwachukwu was endorsed by the whole South East traditional rulers because he abided by the traditional rulers and Lagos State government directive on the Eze Ndigbo title.
â€œWhen we wanted to steam line the culture and tradition of Ndigbo, we banned Eze Ndigbo title, Nwachukwu complied and change the title to Onye Ndu Ndigbo,” he said
He reiterated the commitment of traditional rulers to preserve and maintain the tradition and culture of the Igbos and urged the Igbos in Lagos State to give Nwachukwu maximum support for him to discharge his duty in the state.
Ilomuanya also urged the Igbos in the state to cooperate with the Lagos State government led by Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, by paying their taxes.
â€œEnsure that you pay your tax in Lagos State so that the governor will have enough resources to continue his good works,â€ he said
The south east rulers last year at their council general meeting in Enugu State endorsed Nwachukwu as the leader of Ndigbo. The event attracted prominent sons and daughters of Igbo within and outside the state.Â Lagos State government officials, house of representatives members and German consular general, among others were also in attendance.
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