By Edith Ike-Eboh
Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, was on Tuesday conferred with the standard title of Nwanne Di Na Mba (A brother in one other land) of Mmaku Kingdom, Enugu State.
Adesina acquired the chieftaincy title in the course of the 1st Grand Ofala pageant of Igwe Cyprain Nevobasi, Igwe Omeluenyi 1 of Agunnese, Ezeani 111 of Nmaku Kingdom in Enugu.
The Igwe stated Adesina deserved the title due to his ardour for the nation and his dedication in serving President Muhammadu Buhari.
The ceremony was witnessed by the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, members of his cupboard, conventional rulers within the State and Oba Rufus Ogunwole, the Alagbara of Agba Kingdom, Osun State.
Responding, Adesina who thanked the Igwe for the honour stated he accepted the title becasue it’s good for nationwide cohesion, coming exterior of his ethnic inventory.
“It was fully unsolicted,’’ he stated.
The Igwe’s Ofala pageant additionally marked his 14 years on the throne of his ancestors.
Agunnese Afam Mmaku is without doubt one of the three communities that make up Mmaku Kingdom in Awgu native authorities of Enugu State.
Earlier, Adesina who visited the palace of the standard ruler of Obuoffia Awkunanaw in Nkanu West LGA of Enugu State, Igwe Igwesi Obiorah Igwesi assured the group that underneath President Buhari’s watch Nigeria will witness unprecedented growth and progress.
‘‘A new foundation is being laid for our economy, social and political life and during the time of President Buhari things will change for the better in Nigeria and we will all experience and be blessed by it,’’ he stated.
In his remarks, Igwesi stated President Muhammadu Buhari deserved a second-term to consolidate his good works of growth and prosperity for the nation.
The conventional ruler counseled President Buhari for restoring the nation’s picture within the worldwide group, including that the President had achieved exceedingly nicely within the struggle towards corruption in addition to formulating insurance policies and programmes geared toward boosting the financial system of the nation.
‘‘Those who’ve abused the alternatives of public workplace at the moment are always on the run and a few are vomiting what they took illegally.
‘‘Send our appreciation to the President that within the worldwide group the picture of Nigeria is regularly being restored.
‘‘Before now, we the Igbo’s have been suspicious of President Buhari. But now we have seen his programmes and now we have no selection however to embrace him and urge different Nigerians to assist him past 2019 if he intends to hunt one other time period,’’ the standard ruler stated.
The Igwe stated it was instructive neigbouring group in Enugu honoured Adesina with a chieftaincy title, describing the gesture as nicely deserved.
He stated past being an achieved and consummate media personnel, the Special Adviser has excelled in his responsibility of informing Nigerians on the President’s actions, programmes and insurance policies.