***Govt tasks Monarch on sustainable peace, security
The Executive Chairman of Ezza South LGA, Hon Euphemia Nwali and the Stakeholders of Amuzu Autonomous Community in Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have presented the newly coronated Traditional Ruler of Amuzu Autonomous community, HRH Eze Francis Nwankpu Ujebe, to Ebonyi State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Uchenna Igwe.
Receiving the new traditional ruler of Amuzu Autonomous community in his office, on Monday, Hon Uchenna Igwe, tasked the newly coronated king to prioritize sustainable peace and security in the community.
Igwe while commending the people for the peaceful conduct of the election and coronation, urged them to support the new king to ensure that he meets the responsibilities of his office and tackle existing challenges facing the community.
“With peace, the environment will thrive, government activities will thrive, and other facilities will come in.
“Let me thank the people of Amuzu: the women, youths, and stakeholders. You have done well because the selection and coronation of an Eze is not an easy task because it’s a life position that does not have tenure”, Igwe said.
According to Igwe, the role of a traditional ruler is to be with his people, make peace, and ensure that he is meeting with his people on a timely basis to settle unforeseen challenges as it would assist the government in delivering good governance to the people.
“When there’s no peace everything will be stagnant, security is everybody’s business, when there is peace, there is happiness, you are happy today because you selected and coronated this Eze peacefully”, he added.
The Commissioner further appealed to the people to support Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru in his administration’s determination to deliver good governance to the state in fulfillment of his manifesto embedded in the people’s charter of needs.
“What our Governor is doing is quite enormous, he wants to return peace and governance to the people, the people of the hinterlands and this government belongs to you and if you look at the budget he presented it’s all about the needs of the people.
“I appealed to you to keep supporting the government because the state government is doing so much to make sure that everyone benefits from this government”, Igwe added.
Earlier, the Ezza South Council Chairman, Mrs Euphemia Nwali noted the support gained from the five kindreds of the Amuzu community towards installing the new king and commended the State government’s presence at the coronation ceremony which she said was held peacefully.
“The Eze was not selected by one person, but a collective effort of all members of the Amuzu community, all the people joined hands to install the Eze and everyone endorsed him.
“All the five kindreds of the community were there with one voice and echoed the coronation of the king, which they extended the peaceful atmosphere to neighboring communities”, Nwali said
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Coronation Committee, Chief Ikechukwu Nwafor while thanking the State government and the Council Chairman of Ezza South for making the Coronation possible, pledged that with the coronation of Chief Francis Nwankpu Ujebe whom he described as a peacemaker, the Amuzu community would serve as a role model for other communities in terms of peace, and support to the government.
Also lending his voice, the acting president of Amuzu Town Union, Dr Emmanuel Nworie, in his introductory remarks, thanked the government and everyone who made the coronation and subsequent presentation to the government possible.
In an interview, HRH. Eze Francis Nwankpu Ujebe, thanked the Honourable Commissioner for LGA and Chieftiancy Affairs, Hon Uchenna Igwe, the Council Chairman of Ezza South LGA, Hon Mrs Euphemia Nwali, and the entire stakeholders of Amuzu community for making his coronation possible, and promised to consolidate on the existing peace in the community and pledged his total support for the administration of His Excellency, Rt Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State.
Recall that HRH Eze Francis Nwankpu Ujebe was coronated as EZE-AJALI III of Amuzu Autonomous community on Saturday, 25th November, 2023 following the vacancy created by the demise of HRH Eze John U Aloke, the EZE-AJALI II of Amuzu Autonomous community.