By Wahab Akinlade
Prof. Obiozor gave the charge at the inauguration of Chief Sunday Ossai as President- General of the organization in Lagos State, which took place at the Muson Centre, Onikan area of the state.
The elder statesman, who was represented by the Secretary General of the socio- cultural group, Chief Emuchey, also called on them to always give unalloyed loyalty to Lagos State government and the leaders in the community where they reside.
Speaking at the event, the new President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos State, Chief Sunday Ossai, promised to reposition the organization to better serve the interest of the Igbo and foster a good relationship between them and the government in power in the state.
Ossai, who noted that the body in the state had been battered and diminished to a level it ought not to be due to selfishness and greed of some members, who he said were carried away because of pecuniary gain, assured that he would work assiduously to unite the Igbo in Lagos and make them to be submissive and supportive of the authority in the state.
The new helmsman disclosed that to this end, he had, after due consultation, set up a committee that would reposition and redirect the focus of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the state.
He said the move was in line with his desire to have a remarkable and indelible legacy for prospective administrations and initiate ideas through which Igbos would be fully engaged in the economic development of Lagos State and beyond.
Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Drainage Services, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, in his own remark, urged the Igbo in the state to forget the past and be united in order for them to collectively work for the interest of the organization.
Chairman of the event, High Chief Charles Ugonmuo, equally enjoined the Igbo in Lagos State to be united and maintain the peace, assuring that as grand patron of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos State, he would do everything within his power to bring peace to the organization in the state.
The event was attended by First Lady of Ondo State, Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu; the Secretary- General of the organization, Chief Okey Emuchey and other leaders of the organization across the states in Nigeria and in the diaspora.