By Elias Igwe
The Ohanaeze World Igbo Day London June 2019.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Uk 🇬🇧 held the first edition of the World Igbo Day London from 27-30th June 2019. The fiesta was a 3-day event made up of 1. International Conference on the Development of Igbo land and the role of diasporans.
2. The Nmanwu festival and Fundraising for Ohanaeze International Civic Centre London.
3. Interdenominational Thanksgiving Church Service.
The three events were well attended and attracted over 3,000 people from around the world.
Pictures from the event
Some of the dignitaries were in attendance were , President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worlwide, His Excellency, Chief, Dr, Barr John Nnia Nwodo, Nigerian High Commissioner in the Uk, His Excellency, Ambassador , Justice George Adesola Oguntade, CFR, CON, Hon Ministers of the Nigerian High Commission London, Mr Basil Okolo and Mr Francis Nwokoro Member of British Parliament, MP Nigel Keith Vaz. Other big wigs were Vice President Ohanaeze Worldwide, Chief, Dr Sylvanus Ebigwei, Her Worshipful Mayor of Enfield, Chief, Dr, Mrs, Cllr Kate Anolue, His Worshipful Mayor of Brent, Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi, Her Worshipful Speaker Tower Hamlets, Cllr Victoria Obaze, Former Mayor of Borehamwood, Cllr Victor Eni. Also present were Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze, Chairman Igbo World Assembly from USA, Chief Oliver Nwankwo, European Igbo Community from Holland , Dr Bernard Obika, Chairman of the Ohanaeze International Civic Centre . The Chaplain of Anglican Communion Uk, Rev , Dr Joe Ajaefobi, Chief Patrick Mokwe, Chairman of Planning Committee, Chief, Sir, Ejikeme Uzoalor, Former President Ohanaeze Uk, Chief Anthony Ajiduah, Former Ohanaeze Uk President, Dr( Mrs ) Ugochukwu Igwe, my lovely wife, Chief, Mrs Aqueen Ibeto, Deputy President, Ohanaeze Uk graced the occasion. There were a host of many dignitaries and leaders from Central Association of Nigerian in the the Uk, CANUK, Nigeria in Diaspora Organisation, NIDO , representatives of over 50 Igbo organisations , CIC Uk, CIL , Ogbako Ndigbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Uk Executive members, Consultative Members, members of planning committee and all members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Uk.
Special appreciation to all those who contributed money, time, ideas, skills , and in any way whatsoever and our sponsor Wave Money Transfer for the success of this event.
Dr Nnanna Igwe
President Ohanaeze Ndigbo Uk