Ambassador Isola Hosts President-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu ...Calls for unity, peace among ethnic groups to better Nigeria ...Iwuanyanwu hails Isola for accepting to host Ohanaeze
By Adetokunbo FAKEYE
London - The Nigeria High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Sarafa Tunji Isola, on 15 August 2023 honoured the President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio cultural organization, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu CFR with a dinner.
Iwuanyanwu was accompanied by his spouse and other members of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, to the dinner held at the Residence of the High Commissioner in London as Guest of Honour.
The purpose of the event was to foster familiarity between the Mission's staff and the members of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, with discussions centred around promoting peace and unity in Nigeria.
Staff members of the Nigeria High Commission, London, were also in attendance.
During the dinner, the President-General, on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, expressed deep appreciation to the High Commissioner for granting the organization an audience, noting that he is the first High Commissioner of Nigeria in the United Kingdom to grant audience to Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
The gathering was the second of such engagement by the High Commissioner.
He urged Nigerian youths to disregard any issue that may incite discord and division in the ecountry, and instead uphold the leadership principles of the nation's founding fathers, which promote peaceful coexistence and harmony.
Chief Iwanyanwu also highlighted Nigeria's potential for prosperity, emphasizing that with harmony, equity, and fairness, Nigeria can become one of the most prosperous countries in the world due to its abundant human and natural resources.
In his remarks, the High Commissioner emphasized the significant connections among Nigerian citizens in the United Kingdom, particularly the Igbo community, known for its resilience, creativity, and contributions to various fields that enrich the global tapestry of culture and progress.
The High Commissioner reiterated the importance of Nigeria's unity, stating that it would facilitate stronger alliances with other nations worldwide.
Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola concluded by underscoring the strong bond within the Nigerian community and the robust diplomatic ties between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
He encouraged Ohanaeze Ndigbo to continue fostering unity, peace, and camaraderie for the betterment of Nigeria.
Chief Iwanyanwu a politician, businessman, engineer, and philanthropist who credits his success to the efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria, which enabled him to achieve various accomplishments, including his international education.
He is a proud recipient of the prestigious German Academic Exchange Scholarship, facilitated by the Federal Government of Germany in 1964, as well as the Africa Student Scholarship in Addis Ababa.
Chief Iwanyanwu has also been recognized with several national awards, including the Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
He places great importance on peace advocacy and human capital development, particularly in the area of youth empowerment.
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