The newly elected secretary general of the Nkwelle-Ezunaka Town Union, of Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, Chief Vitalis Nwakobi, who was recently installed as Ogbuefi Ugosinachineke of Nkwelle-Ezunaka, has called for a cultural revolution in Igboland.
The ceremony, which was held at the celebrant’s residence in Ifite Village, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, featured several traditional dances and members of “ndi eze” who attended the event in their traditional white regalia and red caps.
Speaking to our correspondent shortly after the symbolic event, the inductee and newest member of the group, who now goes by the title Ogbuefi Ugosinachineke, called for the promotion and sustenance of Igbo culture and traditions which have proven valuable to the people.
Nwakobi, who was secretary of the Igweship Screening Committee and St Williams Catholic Church, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, said that the new generation could learn much from the ancient ways of life of their various communities and as such it could help them shape their decisions, actions, and emotions while dealing with the current challenges in life.
While insisting that those cultural and traditional practices that seem to undermine the integrity and well-being of the people should be abolished, Ogbuefi Nwakobi maintained that the cultures and traditions that teach and expose values of old should be sustained.
The newest inductee, however, frowned at people who out of ignorance castigate lgbo culture and traditions because of their religious leanings, adding that even those who brought Christianity to the Igbo have their own culture, customs and traditions to protect while the Igbo expose their own traditions to ridicule.
Some prominent indigenes, friends and relations of the inductee were present to witness the occasion, which peaked at the symbolic capping of Ogbuefi Nwakobi by the chairman of the Nkwelle-Ezunaka Ndi Eze Society, Ogbuefi Vincent Onyeasi, who commended the inductee’s humanitarian service to the community.