The president general of the Apex Association of Anioma Indigenes Inc., Apostle Nwanze Patrick, who also serves as the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the World Igbo Cultural, Language, Tourism, History, and Heritage Summit, announced during a brief meeting with traditional rulers and Anioma stakeholders that the “Who’s Who” in Igbo speaking areas home and abroad, will converge on Asaba, the Delta State capital, for the inaugural edition of this prestigious event.

Organized by AkuruUlo Media and the World Igbo Business Council, the summit will feature speeches, goodwill messages, the presentation of the Igbo national anthem, book launches, and traditional Igbo cultural dances. The event promises to be a significant gathering aimed at celebrating and preserving Igbo heritage.

Among the members of the LOC present at the meeting were Prof. Julie Umukoro, Prof. Adaobi Ugbomeh (LOC Secretary), Ogbuefi Chris Enenya, Engr. Prof. Emmanuel Anazia, and Prof. Esther Oweleke. Hon. Dr. Kenneth Gbandi, the director general coordinator, alongside Amb. Phil Robert, Dr. Moses N. Ifeanyichukwu, and Dr. Mabel Adinkwu, leaders of various LOC committees, all confirmed their readiness to host the world in November 2024. The formal inauguration of the LOC is scheduled for July 29, 2024.

Apostle Nwanze Patrick emphasized that hosting the summit in Asaba demonstrates Anioma’s preparedness for state creation and signifies solidarity with their Igbo counterparts across the River Niger. The summit, expected to attract Ndigbo from around the globe, will span three days, featuring cultural artifact exhibitions, wrestling competitions, traditional dressing contests, various masquerades, and a parade showcasing glamorous traditional attire. This event aims to rally the Igbo community worldwide, celebrating their rich cultural heritage and fostering unity.

AH Asaba Delta State


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