The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, has expressed grief on the passage of the chairman of the Management Committee of Ariaria International Market, Aba, Elder Emeka Igara.
He died at the age of 74
Recall that late Igara was part of the prayer meeting held earlier yesterday at the Ariaria Int’l market with Governor Ikpeazu where he suddenly developed signs of illness and was rushed to a nearby hospital in the company of his two sons who were present at the prayer meeting.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Saturday, mourned the unfortunate death of the chairman of managed event committee of Ariaria international market, Elder Emeka Igara.
The Secretary-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, in a statement on Saturday, extolled the exemplary and outstanding virtues of the deceased while alive.
The pan-Igbo organization noted the immense contributions, ideas, and also the uncommon roles of Elder Emeka Igara in the economic development and stability of Abia state, and the entire southeast, will be greatly missed, according to Ohanaeze, his peaceful disposition earned him numerous appointments including his recent appointment as the chairman of the Management Committee of Ariaria international market, Aba until his death.
While also eulogizing the sterling human qualities and contributory roles of the deceased in the development of Abia state and nation-building Ohanaeze further grieved that the late Elder Emeka Igara died at a time his vast and rich wealth of experience lofty ideas,d wise counselings are also needed towards consolidating numerous of monumental giant strides achieved by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led administration in the past seven years in Abia state.
According to the Igbo ethnic nationality organization, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo call on the Government of Abia state to immortalize late Emeka Igara for his patriotism and unquantifiable sacrifices. A-Line in Ariaria international market should be named after the deceased. And we equally want to use this medium to call on the state government to honor this great gentleman with an organized befitting burial interment for his supportive sacrifices which have impactfully complemented the efforts of the Abia Government in the actualization of Enyimba Economic City, the development of small and medium-scale business enterprises, and current global patronage of made-in-Aba products through local manufacturing and production”.
Continuing, Ohanaeze further declared Four days of mourning to be observed in honor of the late Elder Emeka Igara, while directing business shop owners in the Ariaria international market in Aba, to down tool all activities and business transactions during the mourning periods to accord the last respect to the late chairman of the management committee of Ariaria modern market.
The apex Igbo group however, consoled the Igara family, the Government, and the people of Abia state on the shocking demise of this worthy Igbo Leader, while praying to God to grant the deceased peaceful rest and offer the late Elder Emeka Igara family fortitude to bear the huge loss.
Ndigbo advised the Abia opposition political parties to cease politicizing the death of the 74 years old Elder Emeka Igara, but join hands with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to give the late Chairman the befitting Burial he deserves,” in line with Igbo traditional burial rites, Ndigbo will not allow mischief makers to score cheap political goals and using the death of Elder Igara for selfish reasons “, Ohanaeze warned.