…Yam festival is an opportunity to appreciate the dignity in labour
The candidate of Zenith Labour Party(ZLP) candidate for Oyi/Ayamelum federal constituency and Medical Director, Princeton Specialist Hospital and Orthopaedic Center, Awka, Dr. Amaechi Nwachukwu was a special guest of HRH, Igwe Prof. Charles Maduegbuna of Awkuzu, as he hosted the community’s annual New Yam Festival.
The event, which was held at the Palace of the monarch on Saturday, August 27, 2022, was attended by high profile dignitaries, respected indigenes of Awkuzu, friends, and well-wishers from different parts of the world.
While addressing mammoth crowd, Dr. Nwachukwu congratulated Igwe Anikweze on celebration and the people of Awkuzu for a rich harvest.
“Ndị Awkuzu, it is my pleasure to be here in your midst, to celebrate this year’s new yam festival with you. Today’s celebration is an opportunity to appreciate the dignity in labour. Months ago, we went to the fields to sow, and today, we are celebrating a bountiful harvest.
“The Iwa Ji festival is an integral part of the Igbo culture and tradition because it speaks to the core of who were as Igbos. “As a people, we are known to be diligent. An average Igbo man doesn’t toy with his farm and barn. It is a culture of diligent enterprise that we replicate in every field of endeavour.
“I wish to especially appreciate Igwe Ibilibeogada and the entire Awkuzu community, for giving me the privilege to share in this celebration.
“As we celebrate today, our prayer is that God will continue to bless the works of our hands and keep us in good health in mind and body,” Dr. Nwachukwu prayed.