Femi Adesina, nominated for Igbo chieftaincy title

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The Igwe Omeluenyi 1 of Aguneese, Ezeani III of Nmaku Kingdom in Enugu State, Igwe Cyprian Nevobasi, has nominated the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, for a chieftaincy title.

According to a statement by the Deputy Director, Information, State House, Mr. Attah Esa, the presidential spokesman will be conferred with the chieftaincy title as part of the First Grand Ofala to mark the traditional ruler’s 14 years on the throne, next month.

The monarch was said to have presented the nomination letter to Adesina on Tuesday.

Esa disclosed that his traditional cabinet chose Adesina “because of the good work you have been doing for the country.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is God-sent to bring change to Nigeria, and you have been supporting him in the assignment, to the admiration of myself and my cabinet members.”

The Igwe said he looked forward to a positive response from the nominee, noting that his first Ofala festival in 14 years promises to be a grand event.

With Igwe Nevobasi during the visit were Hon Usa Igwesi, a former member of the House of Representatives, and Chief Emmanuel Okeke.

Adesina thanked the Igwe, his entire kingdom, and members of the delegation, saying: “I am simply short of words.” Punch

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