Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano has congratulated the Obi of Onitsha and Chairman, Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe on his 74th birthday anniversary.
Conveying the best wishes of the Government and people of Anambra State on the occasion, Obiano expressed thanks to God for the gift of Achebe to humanity and the state.
The Governor said it was with a sense of pride and admiration that he sought to share in the joy of the anniversary, noting that the premier traditional ruler belonged to the class of those who not only attained great heights but live to be widely celebrated.
Chief Obiano said the record of Nnaemeka Achebe’s service in the oil industry where he rose to the height of his career was inspiring; just as the seamless switch to royal leadership has been remarkable.
Obiano observed that the Onitsha community in particular and Anambra State in general has been better for it in a climate of peace and cultural renaissance.
The Governor pointed out that ‘it was a source of pleasure that at 74, Achebe was strong and focused as ever, suggesting that the best was yet to come from him.’
Chief Obiano used the occasion of the anniversary to restate the commitment of the state government to a robust partnership with the traditional institution for the benefit of the people.
He prayed God to grant the monarch good health and protection while wishing him many more happy returns.