Friday, March 01, 2013

Obi pledges to rebuild Ojukwu Library

The recent demolition of Late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu’s Memorial Library, which was under construction in Owerri, by unknown persons has continued to attract wide condemnation among residents of the city.

Leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and initiator of the library project, Ralph Uwazuruike, had while conducting the visiting Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, in company of Ojukwu’s widow and Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Spain, Bianca Ojukwu, and the Chairman of South-East Council of Traditional Rulers, Cletus Ilomuanya, and others around the ruins, described the destruction as the handiwork of enemies of the Igbos.

Responding, Obi described the development as "shameful and a slight on the Igbo race, especially for any Igboman with sense of history", and promised to quicken action towards reconstruction of the library complex to serve it’s intended purpose.

Mrs Ojukwu, while expressing her shock over the incident, stated that she has come to see things for herself.

---------Nnamdi Ogwazu, Daily Times
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