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Ohanaeze Ndigbo celebrates Anyaoku at 89; Hails renowned international Diplomat as “great Iroko” 

Chief Emeka Anyaoku

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has joined many all over the world to celebrate former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku as he clocks 89.

A statement on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide by Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, its National Publicity Secretary, said “It is heart-warming to recall that Anyaoku has scored many firsts and continues to shine forth as a Star, not to the Igbo nation alone, nor Nigeria, but to the entire Africa, the Commonwealth nations and the world.

“Anyaoku, one of Igbo’s greatest exports to the global diplomatic community is a quintessence of the Igbo resourcefulness, resilience, wisdom, honesty and integrity.

“Through a dint of hardwork, dedication to duty rather than any form of favouritism and discipline rather than quota considerations, Chief Anyaoku has set enviable records in his chosen career and remains a model for excellence and patriotism to this, and the upcoming generations.

“His records remain untainted and referenced for his dutiful service to the world and his unrelenting selfless services to Nigeria without forgetting his roots.

“We recall with pride his numerous interventions for the birth of democratic governance and it’s sustenance across Nigeria, especially, in Ala Igbo. Anyaoku remains a strong voice that rings out in the darkest hours to usher in the light of truth.

“May I convey the kindest felicitations and the sincere prayers for good health and fulfillment from the President-General, Ambassador Professor George Obiozor, the NEC and all the organs of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, to this great Iroko as he clocks 89 inspiring years on this journey.”




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