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Ugwuanyi Extols Inventor Of Igbo Cultural Calendar

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Governor Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of has applauded Mr. Emmanuel Ezikeanyi, who invented Igbo cultural calendar in the state.

He said the Igbo cultural calendar will help in promoting Igbo cultures and traditions.

Ugwuanyi made the commendation in Nsukka on Thursday during the Iwa ji (Yam Festival) of Nsukka Asadu (Nsukka town) and launching of its Igbo cultural calendar organised by Nsukka Town Union.

The nine communities that made up Nsukka Town Union are; Nguru Nsukka, Nru, Owere, Nkunano, Ezema/Edem, Ihe, Echara, Umuoyo, and Umakashi.

He said that the cultural calendar was a landmark in preserving Igbo cultural heritage because as it would help the present generation know the dates of cultural events and their significant.

‘This cultural calendar is commendable as it will enable the people to know, not only dates of events but as well as the significance of cultural events.

‘I commend the inventor (Ezikeanyi) for his passion in promoting Igbo cultures and traditions.

‘State government will give him the necessary support so that he can help other communities in the state to develop their own cultural calendar,’ he said.

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The governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in the state, Mr Ugonna Ibe, commended Nsukka town for organising the yam festival and launching of the cultural calendar.

Speaking, Chief Joseph Onyeke, the President General, of Nsukka Town Union said that, the calendar was the first of its kind in the history of Nsukka Town.

‘We are here today to witness the launching of the Nsukka Asadu traditional yam festival and dating system packaged in a calendar form.

‘This cultural calendar is the first of it kind in the history of Nsukka town

‘This calandar will help our people know dates of our cultural events, thier significance as well as serve as a reference point to generations yet unborn,’ he said.

Onyeke expressed appreciation to guests from far and near, who in spite of their busy schedules decided to come and witness the epoch event.

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