By Ezeakukwu Emmanuel Nsoedo
The Nzukora Nnewi met on Sunday, August 1, 2021, to deliberate on the town’s interests. Upon concluding the minutes of the last meeting, the PG appealed to the attendees that it was better to receive various guests who came to address the town on diverse mutual interests.
The first group to address the meeting was a hunting group led by one Professor Chinedu Agbodike, who is the Assistant Commander General in charge of Research, Planning, and Monitoring, and S. O. Frank, who is the Commander of the Southeast zone. Among other members of the entourage was Princess Anosike, who informed our newspapers that she is attached to the zonal office.
S.O. Frank urged the community’s hunters to formally join the organization, including other members of the community. Mr Frank harped on the fact that there is now an umbrella body under which all Nigerian hunters unite to ensure that their rights are protected, while they share common operational norms.
Prof Chinedu Agbodike informed the meeting that the federal government has adopted the group as part of a paramilitary to help maintain law and order. Prof Agbodike directed the Nzukora where interested individuals who wish to join their group could pick up the application forms at their office in Owerri road.
The Vision Newspapers found that there was a bill titled “The Nigeria Hunter’s Council Bill of Nigeria Bill 2020, (SB. 477), sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti). This bill to our knowledge has not been made the law of the land, but there appears likely that it might get there eventually.
The Nzukora also gave the audience to one Ifeoma Igwebuike, who made a presentation on how to test the water quality one consumes. She informed the audience that most of the diseases people suffer from come from water. She demonstrated how one could use bicarbonate soda to treat water.
Next up was one Godson Oguejiofor who informed the meeting that Anambra state haven been made an oil producing state, and by extension, Nnewi is qualifies as one of the host communities.
The meeting also granted audience to an Nnewi son based in India, Kenechukwu Nwosu, who came all the way from India on behalf of members of Nzukora India branch.
Mr Nwosu talked about situations where they have to intervene to pick up Nnewi indigenes and send them back to Nigeria at a huge cost to their members. Mr Nwosu needed the town’s union to reach out to Nnewi families to make them understand that they should not allow their family members to travel out of the country with the help of the so-called agents.
Mr Nwosu said “that for these people to be able to pay the exorbitant fees back to the agents who facilitated their trips, these our brothers and sisters become more susceptible to dangerous acts and addiction to hard drugs which end up making them lose their self-worth”.
Mr. Nwosu was at the meeting to get a formal authorization from Nnewi to grant the Nzukora branch in India authority to be able to send any of the Nnewi indigenes home who may have fallen off the cliff and can no longer function independently. He argued that it is even more costly to send a dead person back to Nigeria.
The executive informed the meeting that they are inviting all the neighboring towns and distance ones to come to Nnewi Afiaolu festival, which its theme this year is “Nnewi Cultural Festival” because they are planning for many fundamental feature of many Nnewi traditional heritage.