** As Ozonweke describes the meeting a breath of fresh air for Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos

The Lagos State chapter of Ohaneze Ndigbo, the umbrella body of Igbo socio-cultural Organisations in Lagos State has held its inaugural meeting after their successful election into the leadership position of the great body.
The inaugural meeting was held at Ebute Meta in Lagos recently.

The newly executives, the entire Lagos Ohaneze members as well as other Igbo organisations converging at the venue of the meeting, all beaming with smiles and good compliments, the atmosphere was of union and thankful.
The president, Chief Solomon Ogbonna and his executive members who presided over the meeting with high level of maturity and good human relations.

Speaking during his opening remarks at the meeting, the president, Chief Ogbonna, who was full of appreciations to the members of the organisation for their various roles during the election brought the present exco into office, thanked them for their support during and after the election.

Chief Ogbonna equally extended his warm regards to his opponents during the election particularly prince Tony Nwakaeze for his sportsmanship of accepting the outcome of the election in good faith and also Chief Leonard Okafor for his wise decisions.
He also thanked them for accepting his invitation to be part of his Government.

Chief Solomon told the congregation that his administration is starting on good note in keeping to his campaign promises which includes a befitting secretariat for Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos which him and members of his executive have just secured in a high brow area of Surulere, Lagos.

While offering his good hands of fellowship to all and sundry, the president said: ”I want to use this medium to offer a hand of fellowship to all Ndigbo in Lagos to join us build Ohaneze Lagos.”
He said that what he would be looking forward is a united Ndigbo in Lagos .
In his words ”My greatest achievement among other things will be the unity of Ndigbo in Lagos so that we can speak with one voice in all matter that concerns Ndigbo.”

The president
emphasized the need for love of one another as a catalyst for the unity of Ndigbo in Lagos while calling for a respect for Igbo elders as well as respect for the Eze Ndigbo in diaspora.
The president further explained that his restructuring programme in Ohaneze Lagos would surely bring sanity accountability and proactive approach to our common challenges.
In a chat after the meeting, the Lagos State Women leader of Ohaneze, Mrs Violet Uche Obiora thanked God for blessing the Igbos in Lagos with a good and a visionary leaders in Ohaneze Lagos.
She said :”I will use my wealth of knowledge in repositioning the women, she makes a clarion call for all Igbo women in Lagos to identify with Ohaneze in their different LGAs in Lagos.
In his response, the state secretary of the organisation, Chief Everest Ozonweke described the meeting as a breath of fresh air for for the members of Ohaneze Lagos stressing that this kind of transformation is all we have been praying for over the years.
In attendance where members of the South East Ndigboamaka, Chairman of Otu Okiwu, Barr Chuks Ikokwu, State Town Unions and the Patron of Ohaneze Ndigbo Lagos State, Chief Guy Ikokwu Omenife the president of Igbo speaking community Chief Ebele Ubani members of Amalgamated Traders Union and all members of the Ohaneze from the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs in the state were represented.

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