Okposi Leaders Resolve to Promote Peace

Okposi is one of the major towns in Ebonyi State of Nigeria. The people of the community are well known to be very industrious and peace-loving. Blessed with many illustrious sons and daughters who are contributing immensely to the socioeconomic development of Nigeria, the community is known for its peaceful nature and hospitality. A key tourist attraction in the community is the Mmahi Salt Lake, from where Ebonyi State derived its name “Salt of the Nation”.

Nze Magnus Eze, Coordinator, Okposi Development Center

However, evil men murdered sleep when an unprecedented tragedy happened; an educationist and former Coordinator of Okposi Development Center, Hon. Ihebunandu Okorie was kidnapped and assassinated. Series of events following the tragic event led to the removal of Mr Mark Onu as the Coordinator and appointment of Mr Magnus Aja Eze (Nze) as the the Coordinator.
Before his appointment, Mr Eze who is also the President General of Mgbom N’Achara Development Union had mobilized Okposi elite to work together and restore peace in the community. With overwhelming goodwill and support from the people of Okposi, the new Coordinator is working with concerned Okposi Leaders of Thought to restore peace and ensure accelerated development of the community.
Below is the Communique of a meeting held recently in this regard;

We, the leaders of thoughts, both religious, Elite and community, of Okposi Ezi-N’asato Clan in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State met and after exhaustive deliberations on recent ugly happenings in the community noted with serious concern as follows;
A) that , although, crime may never be eradicated completely from any society but the sudden rise of crime in our dear community from a once peaceful and almost crime-free community to a den of criminals and home to highly militant youths calls for concerted efforts by all well-meaning Okposi indigenes and government at all levels including the security agencies.
B) that the timely change of leadership at Okposi Development Centre with the appointment of Mr. Magnus Eze as Coordinator by the Ebonyi State Governor, His Excellency, Chief Martin N. Elechi, CON is a step in the right direction, highly welcomed and commendable.
And having carefully taken critical x-ray of all the issues; the meeting hereby resolved as follows: that
1. the two Coordinators of Okposi and Anuagata Development Centres in Okposi Ezin’asato should liaise with the traditional institutions and Development Unions of the three Autonomous Communities to ensure the security of lives and properties in Okposi EziN’asato.
2. the abduction and gruesome murder of Elder Ihebunandu Okorie, former Coordinator of Okposi Development Centre is a big blow not only to Okposi Ezin’asato but to the entire Ebonyi state and we therefore urge the Ebonyi State Government and the security agencies concerned to ensure that the perpetrators of the dastardly act are brought to book no matter how highly placed the person or group of persons may be.
3. We call on all well-meaning sons and daughters of Okposi Ezin’asato to support the efforts of Government at all levels in ensuring the peace and security of lives and properties in Okposi Ezin’asato and its environs.
4. We urge parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards to avoid their conscription into the social miscreant gangs.

5. We decry the attitude of some politicians who use our youth as thugs to perpetrate violence and criminal activities in the community and urge them to desist forthwith as no stone shall be left un-turned to unmask them.

Long Live Okposi Ezin’asato!Long Live Ohaozara!!
Long Live Ebonyi State!!!
For and on behalf of the Leaders of Thoughts:

1. Barr. Eze Anoke
    President General,Okposi Community Development Union (OCDU)
2. Chief Ogbonna Sam Okoro
     Fmr President Genera, Okposi Okwu Development Union (OODU)
3. Isaiah Nwite (Sir Whyte)
    1st Vice President Mgbom Na Achara Development Union (MADU)
4. Rev. Father Lawrence Aja
    Holy Rosary Parish, Okposi
5. Rev. Dr. Johnson Odii
    Okposi Achara
6. Hon. Benson Igboke
    Amaeluagu Okposi
7. Hon. Ogbonnaya O. Akpoke
    2nd Vice President Mgbom Na Achara Development Union (MADU)
8. Barr. J. U. Okorie
    Umuka Okposi
9. Prof. Sunday N. Agwu
      Okposi Okwu
10. Pharm. J. C. Agwu
      Amaechi Okposi
11. Hon. Benard Akoma
      Isinkwo Mgbom
12. Barr. Chike Okorie
13. Hon. Amos Ibere
      Okposi Okwu
14. Hon. Barr. Ogbonnaya Sunday
      Mgbom Enu
15. Philip Egbo Uzor
      Okposi Okwu
16. Barr. George M. Okorie
      Umunuka Okposi
17. The Reverend Edward Obuneme
       Umuka Okposi
18. Hon. Chukuka Okorie
      Mgbom Enu
Ani Okposi

Court Area (Enuakwa), Okposi, Ebonyi State.


About Laz Ude Eze

A public health physician, health systems consultant and an advocate for good governance, health equity and social justice. Authored the book, "A Companion to Practical Pathology" and founded HAPPYNigeria in 2006. I'm also a Brand Ambassador of Social Good Nigeria. To read my full profile, copy and paste this link on your URL and check it out >> http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=35254652&trk=tab_pro Your feedback on all posts are welcome. Follow me on twitter - @donlaz4u.

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