By Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki
Group under the auspices of Izzi/Ikwo Youth Peace Development Movement who is led by Prince (Barr) Pascal Nwenyi has pledged to continue supporting for the sustainability of the sealed peace pact made by the two sister clans in Ebonyi state.
The group stated this when its delegate paid courtesy visit to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power and Energy, Mr Chukwuma Ojeogu at Centenary City, Abakaliki, the state capital, Thursday,3rd August,2023.
Recall that Enyibichiri of Ikwo Local Government Area and Enyigba Community, Abakaliki LGA were bedeviled with communal rifts over land dispute that claimed lots of lives.
An incident that gave birth to the formation of Ikwo/Izzi Youth Peace Movement who in their wisdom reintegrated the two sister communities and clans through stakeholders by adopting the traditional peace resolution method that bring permanent peace in the area.
Speaking the national president Izzi/Ikwo Youth Peace Movement who doubled as the leader Ebonyi/Cross River Peace Movement, Barr Pascal Nwenyi applauded the Ebonyi state Governor, Rt Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru for founding member worthy of serving the state as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power.
Nwenyi,who acknowledged the diligent and punctual role played by the Permanent Secretary in efforts to bring lasting solution in the boundary communities admonished Mr Ojeogu to employ same wisdom for the overall success of the ministry.
The national president who prayed for God’s unending grace upon the permanent secretary assured him that the group would not relent in ensuring the sustainability of their activities as to continue promoting the peace accord.
He assured him of their support while urging that he continues representing the image of the group in the new administration by contributing his quota to ensure that there’s peace across other ministries in the state.
On his part, the vice president, Hon Dicklan Ovuna, eulogized the state governor for the appointment of youths into his government and called on the appointees to remain ambassadors of good governance.
The vice president appreciated the Permanent Secretary for the honour given to them and promised to work with members in sustenance of the peace pact.
Reacting the Permanent Secretary, Mr Chukwuma Ojeogu who served as the Secretary of the group during the peace movement, commended leadership of the group for their sacrifices in bringing peace at the border communities and clans.
Ojeogu, however commended the state governor, Chief Ogbonna Nwifuru for his appointment and pledged continuous support to ensure the achievement of the Charter of the Peoples’ Needs manifesto.
He expressed delight over the achievements of the state governor within few months in office and tasked the group not to relent in promoting unity in every corners of the state knowing that only atmosphere of peace attracts progress and development.
Other who spoke including, Mr Godwin Okoyo,Chief Edeh Jeremiah,JP, Ogbonnia Awoke, Onyebuchi Ore, Emmanuel Onele Secretary,All Progressives Congress Ikwo LGA, Pascal Ewa, and Paulinus Sunday Nwonu from Nnoyo who assured government of their support.
However, Okoyo urged leadership of the group not to be deterred in their continuous intervention in minor issues at the border communities of Ebonyi and Cross River States.
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