The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe (Agbogidi) will lead other prominent personalities to the public presentation of the Anambra Compendium on October 1, 2018. The much anticipated public presentation of the landmark documentation will take place at Oma Event Centre, opposite Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka.
The 800-page Anambra Compendium is a historical compilation in glossy images of the life, culture and achievements of the government and people of Anambra State since the creation of the state on May 27, 1991.
Speaking in Awka on the upcoming high profile event, the Editor-in-Chief of Anambra Compendium, High Chief Emeka Okonkwo said that the unveiling of the compendium will attract crème de la crème of Anambra State and admirers from across the country that played prominent roles in the life of the state.
Okonkwo revealed that Governor Obiano is the Chief Host while the Chairman of the programme is the Obi of Onitsha. The Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo will unveil the Compendium, while former Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof Peter Ejiofor is the book reviewer.
According to Okonkwo, “the presentation of Anambra Compendium on October 1, 2018 is a strictly by invitation event. Prominent sons and daughters of Anambra will make their voices heard in appreciation of the role of the founding fathers, and everything that defines us as a people and as the Light of the Nation. A lot of work has gone into the production of this first of its kind compendium and I have no doubt that every onye Anambra will be proud to own a copy.”
Okonkwo who is the Chief Executive of Great Source Investment Limited, publishers of the Compendium further explained, that the compendium consists mainly of properly captioned photographs and illustrations and easy to read explanatory notes. The book opens with the history of ndi Anambra, the political and communities’ governance structure represented by the traditional institutions.
Snippets of the compendium include chapters highlighting achievements of Anambra people in the spheres of religion, education and medicine. The compendium also recorded the breathtaking, rich tourism potentials of the State. Three other chapters profiled the ‘icons and beacons’ of ndi Anambra who are role models, who have distinguished themselves in the areas of education, entertainment, commerce, enterprise, sports, literature, among others.
The Anambra Compendium 1991-2016 is published by Great Source Investment Limited in conjunction with Anambra State Government as part of the keepsakes that celebrate the new Anambra after twenty-five years.