Dr. Stanley Uzochukwu, the CEO of Stanel Group, has praised the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe (CFR), as the most intellectually astute, top-tier, charismatic, inventive, and practical monarch in Africa and specifically within Nigeria.
In a statement he personally signed and shared with the media in Abuja on Monday, Uzochukwu extended his congratulations to the Monarch for the remarkable success of the recently concluded 2023 Ofala Festival of the Onitsha Kingdom.
The statement reads:
I congratulate my father, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe CFR mni, and the entire people of Onitsha Kingdom on the huge success of this year’s Ofala Festival.
No doubt, Igwe Achebe is African most cerebral, charismatic, pragmatic, innovative, and people-friendly monarch we have among us.
I am one of the many young Nigerians who has been groomed and benefited from the excellent leadership and mentorship of the monarch who has established outstanding legacies in both academic and traditional institutions across the world.
Indeed, Onitsha Kingdom is blessed to have a Royal Father who has served and is still serving in over 50 public and private prestigious institutions and establishments as board/trustee chairman, member and in other capacities.
Applying modern management and leadership principles to traditional governance and the progressive evolution of the culture of the people of the Kingdom in particular and the Anambra traditional system at large has distinguished the Majesty amongst his equals and I particularly take pride in that milestone. The transformation is a clear statement of excellent leadership.
I join other eminent sons and daughters of Anambra State to commend Igwe for upholding the age-long tradition and the cultural heritage of the ancient Onitsha Kingdom.
I, therefore, pray God to grant the Igwe many more years in sound health to continue his reign in majesty.
The 2023 Ofala Festival, held on October 14th and 15th under the theme “Better, Stronger, and Together,” splendidly displayed the rich cultural heritage of the Onitsha community.