Ndi Igbos In Ile-ife Celebrate As Igbo Language Teaching Centres Are Launched.
Ist Year Anniversary of IGBOKWENU on Radio and Official inauguration of Igbo Language Teaching Centre (ILTC) in Ile-Ife.
Saturday the 10th of September will indeed be a remarkable day for Ndi Igbo in Ile-Ife and indeed Ndi Igbo in diaspora as history was made in the by the establishment of Igbo Teaching and Learning Centres in some selected schools in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
The well attended event was graced by eminent personalities in the Traditional, Academic and Business Sectors in Osun State as well was neighbouring states at the event ground of Crown FM 101.5 Ile-Ife.
Eze Dr. Alex Anozie ( Eze Ndigbo, Ibadan/Oyo State), Eze Ezekiel C. Onyejekwe JP. ( Eze Ndigbo, Ile-Ife, the Source), Mr. Isreal Ayodele Ogunlade ( GM Crown FM), Mazi Chukwuemeka Izuogu ( Bishop on Radio) as well as Guest Artists.
Ohaneze Ndigbo Women wing were also in attendance and thrilled the guests with their traditional songs and dance steps.
The event was also attended by Federation of Igbo Students ( The Umbrella Body of Igbo Students) Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife led by their President Ngwu-Ikenna.
The event was coupled with the Ist year anniversary of IGBO Kwenu on Air a Radio Programme broadcast on crown FM101.5 Osun State by Ace host presenter Mazi Chukwuemeka Izuogu “Bishop” aka “Okwulora Ndigbo” and Award Presentation to personalities.
The event kick started at 11:30 Am with the arrival of guests, followed by opening prayers afterwhich the guests were introduced including the award recipients and the breaking of Kolanut.
The lecture of the day was taken by Professor Augustine Agbakwuru from the faculty of Health Sciences OAU Ile-Ife. Who took time to explain core aspects of the rich Igbo culture and went head to play some traditional musical Igbo instruments.
One of the high points of the event was when the dance floor was opening with the scintillating dance steps of the President of the Igbo Students followed by his members and the Ohaneze Ndigbo women were jolted and followed suite.
The pilot schools for the programme were commissioned by the Eze Ndigbo of Ibadan.
The closing part of the event was kick stared with a wonderful song performance by an Artiste Mikky De-Emperor this made the Igbo students joyous and sang along with him.
Finally Awards were presented. The cutting of cakes and refreshments.
The Eze Ndiigbo of Ile-Ife later hosted the Igbo Students to a banquet at his palace after the event closure.