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Nzuko Ndi Abia inaugurates new excos in Calabar

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A community-based organisation representing Abia people living in Cross River State, Nzuko Ndi Abia, has inaugurated its new executive members in Calabar, the state capital.

The inauguration which took place on Wednesday, 13 March 2024, at the Treasure Land Hotel in Big Qua Town, Calabar Municipality, was marked by the swearing-in of Dr George Uwaeke as the President General of the association.

Elder Nworgu Christopher was also sworn in as the 1st Vice President, while Dr Okechukwu J. Uwazie assumed the position of 2nd Vice President, during the inauguration.

Other elected executive members that were sworn in include Oscar Kalu as Secretary, Agu Enyinnaya as Treasurer, Chief Chike Offor as Financial Secretary, Hon Ifeanyichukwu Kenneth as PRO, Uzoma Simeon as Welfare I, Emmanuel Kalu as Welfare II, Chief Reuben Onykwerre Esq., as Legal Adviser, and several others.

The event was graced by prominent Abia State indigenes and Igbo chieftains in Calabar, some of whom included Barr. Kingsley O. Kalu, incumbent President General of the Igbo Community (ICC) Calabar; Barr. (Dr) Chuks Ebo; Barr. Chris Ogbogu; Prof. Uche Ogbuagu; and the immediate past President of Nzuko Ndi Abia; Mazi Innocent Onyeado, among others.

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During his speech, the newly inaugurated President General, Dr George Umaeke, expressed his excitement about assuming office and declared, “It is a new dawn for Ndi Abia living in Cross River State.”

He emphasised his commitment to upholding the interests and welfare of the Abia people in the community, promising to work tirelessly for their progress and development.

Dr Umaeke also extended his gratitude to the leaders and members of Nzuko Ndi Abia for entrusting him with the responsibility of leading the organisation.

He assured them that his administration would prioritise unity, inclusivity, and the promotion of Abia culture and values within Cross River State.

The Abia Executive Almanac for 2024, which was launched during the event, is expected to serve as a vital resource for members of the Abia community in Calabar.

It contains essential information about the community, including contact details of prominent individuals, community projects, and upcoming events.

The presence of Nna Ndi Abia, HRH Eze Fergustine Eme and Nne Ndi Abia Deaconess Chief Mrs Ogbonne Eke was the icing on the cake.

The inauguration ceremony of the new executive members of Nzuko Ndi Abia Calabar was a momentous occasion that marked a new chapter for the Abia people living in Cross River State. With Dr George Umaeke at the helm as the President General, the community organisation looks forward to a bright future of progress, unity, and cultural preservation.

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