By Comrade Ikenna Onuoha

In the words of Socrates, ?The unexamined life is not worth living?, this was the position of Ezisu Ndugba autonomous community in Isu local Government Area of Imo State prior to its creation in 2003 by the then administration of Chief Achike Udenwa.


Before the creation, the area was part of Umundugba autonomous community, during this period, the area was partly denied of adequate attention in terms of sharing of community proceeds, development, education and opportunities despite rate of prominent personalities the community parades.

For the people of Ezisu-Ndugba in Isu LGA, the Ten Years Coronation Anniversary on the throne of His Royal Highest, Eze Godwin Madumere, (Ezigbo 1 of Ezisu Ndugba) on Friday January 2nd, 2015 was nothing but a monumental homecoming with tremendous feeling of brotherhood.

On that great day, every Ezisu-Ndugba sons and daughters from various parts of the planet irrespective of religious and political affiliations came together at the palace of HRH Eze Godwin Madumere to celebrate him.

The Ten Years Coronation feast provided an avenue for the sons and daughters of Ezisu-Ndugba with ten villages of Umudim, Umudioma, Umuchoko, Umuezeala, Umuezealaji, Umuikemere, Umurokwara, Umuduruemeghara, Umuduruji and Umuezealaogoma at home and in the Diaspora to assemble at their ancestral home at the beginning of 2015 to thank God for his blessings, provisions and protections in the previous years.

The man of the moment and Traditional Ruler of the community, Eze Godwin Madumere in his address said that the task of piloting the affairs of the community has remained enormous and challenging, owing to the level of disunity and absence that bedeviled the people prior to his emergence as Ezigbo 1 of Ezisu-Ndugba.

Eze Madumere, who is a retired Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Senior Staff said that the menace of social vices which besieged the community in form of persistent raiding of ?Ama-Asaa? popularly called ?Saint Jude Ezisu?, threat to life, robbery and abuse of social norms were part of the challenges his ruler-ship is battling to nip in the bud before it rises in tempo.

The monarch while describing his subjects as hardworking, God fearing, community builders and patriotic citizens, also regretted the cluster of some elements in their midst whose stock in trade is to fan the ambers of discord and cast aspersions on innocent inhabitants with a view to breaching the laid down traditional norms and values.

While taking stock of their achievements, Eze Madumere noted that Ezisu-Ndugba has greatly excelled in many years, adding that ?firstly, the community has been fully formed with Primary School, Primary Health Care Center with functional Community Government Council (CGC) secretariat.

However, Eze Madumere?s ruler-ship has reorganized and reformed Ezisu Council of Elders and Cabinet Chiefs whose primary objective is to maintain peace, as well as settle disputes in the community amicably.

In the foregoing, the community has vowed not to lose sight in ensuring that every programme of the rescue mission administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha in the community is given adequate attention.

The ten years coronation anniversary also offered the people of the community the opportunity to commend the height of development the Governor Rochas Okorocha has brought to the area.

In summary, the people of Ezisu-Ndugba community commended Governor Okorocha for the choice of Sir Jude Ejiogu as the Chief of Staff Government House and Commissioner for Special Duties, describing him as an intelligent man, even as they hailed the input of one of their sons and Press Secretary to the Chief of Staff, Comrade Ikenna Onuoha in ensuring the wide spread of the rescue mission messages in every nook and crannies of the state.


Source: Comrade Ikenna Onuoha, writes from Owerri, the Capital of Imo State


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