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Prince Eze Madumere.
The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere has stressed the need for the sustainability of culture and traditions of Ndi Igbo as they signify the identify of people.

Madumere made this point during the 2017 Iriji Amaifeke in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State recently.

The Deputy Governor who was represented at the occasion by his Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Dr. Ifeanyi Ekenasi, congratulated the Traditional Ruler of Amaifeke Ancient Kingdom, HRH Eze (Dr.) E.C. Okeke for ensuring that the tradition and culture of his people are preserved, describing the Iriji Festival as a foremost festival in Igboland and called for its sustainability.
Describing farming as the major pre-occupation of Ndi-Igbo, the Deputy Governor admonished Imo people to go back to agriculture as being championed by the Rescue Mission Government of the Rochas Okorocha, for increased production and reduction of unemployment in the South-East region, stressing further that the current administration in Imo State has initiated programmes to help farmers in the State and called on even the youths to avail themselves of the opportunity to use all the platforms provided by the government to be self reliant and productive.

Earlier, the traditional ruler of Amaifeke Ancient Kingdom and deputy chairman, Imo State council of Traditional rulers, HRH, Eze (Dr) E.C.Okeke, thanked the Deputy Governor for honouring his invitation, adding that the people of Amaifeke Ancient Kingdom would continue to support the Rescue Mission Government in Imo State.

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