Item community honours Obasanjo, Anyim, others

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• Prominent sons, daughters to be recognised too

Item community, in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, will tomorrow honour some prominent sons and daughters as well as other eminent Nigerians at the Item Day ceremony. Among non-indigenes of the community to be honoured are former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim; Primate of the Methodist Church, Sunday Ola Makinde; Anambra State Governor,

Mr. Peter Obi; Senator Ike Nwachukwu, former military governor of Imo State and Chief Gabriel Onyendilefu, Accountant General of Abia State. Indigenes of Item to be honoured at the event, which holds at Central School, Amaokwe Item, are: Chief (Dr.) Bill Chukwu Oteh, a businessman; Chief Sydney Dike, businessman; Mr. Nicholas Chibiko Mba, former surveyor general of Abia State; Sir Benjamin Okoji Okpo, retired permanent secretary in Abia State and the late Dr. Nwokocha Ijioma. Also to be honoured are: the late Elder Osoka Imo, retired chief pharmacist, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH); Elder I. B. Osoka, former president general of Item Union, L

agos; Victoria Oluchi Ogwo, international handball star; Lady Comfort O. Maduka; Chief Onwukwe O. Onwukwe, former vice president of Item Development Association; Dr. Godwill Eme Okoro; Dr. Livingstone Eke; Dr. Anele Agu; Dr. Ogbonnaya Iheuko and Mrs. Love Maduka Joshua. Expected at the event, apart from those to be honoured are: Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Amaefula Orji a well as the three senators representing Abia State, Senators Enyinnaya Abaribe, Uche Chukwumerije and Ngozi Nworgu. According to organisers of the event,

Item Day is a forum evolved by Item Development Association for members of the community to take stock of their achievements, identify their challenges and proffer solutions and plan for the New Year. Also, the event is an avenue for the community to thank God for his blessings in the outgoing year. “We also use this auspicious occasion to honour our illustrious sons, daughters, friends and well wishers that have rendered selfless service to Item Homeland in particular and Nigeria as a whole,” they said.

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  1. As an Item son, I find it shameful that someone like Obasanjo should be honoured in the place of James Iroha who flew the Item flag.

  2. just look at Item people,very shameful.how can u people do dis to urselfs.giving honure to ur number 1 enemy?do u think obj even want u all to exist?i knw he wil never be present day.what have obj done 4 igbo’s nothing but harm right 4m 1960s til date.cos some of ur children are very selfish they now want to sale Item.shame on u all

  3. Udam Ochiaghandigbo on

    I thank God, and pray that God may bless me for not being from Item. How can, of all people, an Igbo community is honoring Obasanjo, the butcher of Odi, the man who took Obigbo and gave it to PH, the man who took 30 oil wells located in Abia and gave it to River State? Ttufiakwa.

  4. The most shamefull thing ever happen in the history of Igbo is that a coomunity in Igbo land honours the worst enemy to Igbo race. Which means that ITEM people are also the worst enemy of Igbo.

  5. The most shamefull thing ever happen in the history of Igbo is that a coomunity in Igbo land honours the worst enemy to Igbo race. Which means that ITEM people are also the worst enemy of Igbo.
    One day ITEM will also honour people like Gowon, Danjuma, Hassan Kastina, Gen. Geshua, Black scorpion etc

  6. I do not think that this is true, there may be some name misspelling for that of Obassnajo, For christ sake, what has gone wrong with Us? I did not see the name of Dee Harbert Orji, James Iroha, Coach Imo etc, Something must be wrong somewhere, If this is true then that OBJ will be honoured then the organising Committee will wait me in Court some days ahead. I am a true son of Amaokwe Item, Ala Gbawa Orachikwa, the land that is flowing with Milk and Horney. I am saying that if you give OBJ and T.A Orji any Honour, then meet me in Court.

  7. Ejike, New York. on

    This item or itam, whatever its called is a disgrace to IGBO LAND where I come from. To honor obasanjo, for what. SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME to the elders and leaders of thought in this community.

    • Bro Ejike,pls this is no reason to mispel “item”.As an illustrous Item son in Diaospra(germany),we were not even notified,that tells you the level of organisation was done by few to enhance their political positions and fill their pockets.

  8. NOT UNTILL NIGERIA STOP CELEBRATING CORRUPTION ON WHATEVER LEVEL;
    WE SHALL CONTINUE TO CHAMPION THE LEAD ON CORRUPTION, NOT JUST IN AFRICA BUT GLOBALLY.

  9. Even the Item Indegins that are mentioned to be honoured are not patriots,these are self made kingmakers and their co-horts.The late Chief Ugorji Eke singlehandedly built the 1st footbypass in Aba,the bridge has collapsed,as a youngman in those days in Aba,it was the only avenue to school.This is a clear case of “Nkita raa nsi,eze ere ewu”watchout,”sycophants are emerging.

  10. The very fact that Theodore Orji is there has made the whole execise a double mockery.I call on Anyim to turm down the honor.Its a Gathering of misfits and never do well.

  11. DAVID C.EKEOMA on

    WELL DONE THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS BIG OCCASSION,MORE GREASE TO YOUR ELBOWS.ITEM HAS GONE FAR AND DONE WELL TO HONOR THEM TOMORROW,KEEP IT UP.

  12. David it’s rather very strange. Honouring them for what? Let’s be frank. That’s wrong choice of statement of intent. None of them deserves any honour of any kind. They should have said the organizers are testing their political alliance and leaning. That would be easier to understand. Or they should have found something more sensible. But to honour? Honour for what? That also shows that the behind-the-scene nameless actors are mere favour-seekers or are pawns in the hands of the big players of politics in the Nigeria political chessboard. Nevertheless, let’s watch and see their declarations, especially from Anyim the SGF because I am sure he would go with GEJ’s appeal to Ndigbo, except I fear the comic, ruthless, OBJ might end up yabbing the people. Trust him! As for the choice of Item for this poltical storming, it is very instructive. Item is the closest neighbours to Igbere, OUK’s homeland. We need healing of divided Abia, not taking the divide and rule to the grassroots. But let’s watch and see! Sun, please try and give us the report of the event as it went!

  13. It is possible one of the known and unknown wives of
    OBJ comes from Item hence this provocative gesture.
    Those implicated in this irresponsible behaviour should
    please resign their posts immediately in the interest of
    decency.

  14. to me the honour list is smply the blind honouring the deaf and dumb or vice versa.Item people should forget it and go back to their drawing board for posterity sake.

  15. DAVID C.EKEOMA on

    PLEASE,MY PEOPLE LET US BEGIN TO SEE THE POSITIVE ASPECT OF ALL THINGS,IT CAN TURN THE FORMER BAD TO GOOD.FOR GOD’S SAKE LEAVE ITEM PEOPLE ALONE AND THOSE THEY WANT TO HONOUR AND ALWAYS ALLOW GOD TO HAVE THE FINAL SAY.TODAY IS A GREAT DAY IN THE HISTORY OF ITEM COMMUNITY.THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT SAY THEIR MIND.FORGIVE THE WRONGS OF OUR LEADERS.

  16. It appears they forgot Gowon and Adekunle the living in addition to the dead Murtala and Shuwa. . Maybe next year Boko Haram will also be given its honour for bravery.

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