From Maurice Okafor,Enugu.
Engr Prince Arthur Eze(OFR),the managing Director/CEO of !Orantum Oils ltd, on Saturday May 15, another feather to the several titles he has received globallly based on his humanitarian services and philantropic gestures to mankind. The traditional ruler of Ibagwa Nike,Igwe Emna Ugwu and members of the community exceedinglly embraced him as ‘Palace Grand Pilla’ of Okwe Kigdom, Ibagwa Nike ‘community in Enugu East local government area of Enugu state
The community also built and furnished a one strory building meant to serve as a skill acquisition’center for several unemployedYouths of the community.The center which is named Prince Arthur Eze skill develipment center was commissioned by Prince Arthur Eze,the same day he was crwned as Palace Gr”and Pillar of Okwe kingdom.
The man behind the honours on bestowed onPrince Arthur Eze,HRH Igwe Emma Ugwu,the traditional ruler of Ibagwa Nike community,who is also the Prince of Okwe kingdom said the honours are the simple ways to appreciate Prince Arthur Eze for his generosity and philanthropy to human race.
Igwe Emma Ugwu disclosed that he served Engr Arthur Eze for 18 years ,stating he learnt the art of giving and helping the poor from him.. He described Prince Arthur Eze as a unique person who hate to see other people suffer and derives joy in helping people.
He stated ,” I am a product of a great man whose beauty shines every where.I was nutured by a character whose nature attracts God’s presence.Prince Arthur Eze derives pleasure in making people happy.His life has elevated many.Arthur Eze believes to loose so that others may gain”.
In a recipe written by Ibagwa community read by Mr Charles Nonso Ede, it highlighted that the Prince Arthur Eze skill development center built by Igwe Emma Ugwu with support by some members of the community is to strentghen development in Ibagwa community.
Nonso Ede stressed that the in the past, the level of poverty in Ibagwa Nike community was nothing to write home about. But Igwe Emma Ugwu since he worked for Prince Arthur Eze changed the fortunes of the community and gave scholarship to many indigent students,just as he empowered many others to stay on their own.
The highlights of the event were the cutting of Igwe Emma Ugwu’s birthday cake, the commissioning of Prince Arthur Eze skill development center and unveiling of the royal crown seat of’Palace Grand Pillar”for Prince Arthur Eze all performed by Prince Arthur Eze himself.
The event also featured the induction of many distinguished Nigerians into the hall into Okwe kingdom hall of fame. Among those newly inducted were Chief Alex Ogbonnia,the national publicity secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo world wide.
Col Abdulazeez Kasua who led a delegation from Northern Nigeria to the event said late President Yaradua was confered with a chueftancy title by Igwe Emma Ugwu in this same palace.He described Igwe Emma Ugwu as emulating the nationalistic and philantropist lifestyle of his boss,Engr Prince ArthurEze(OFR).
Prince Arthur Eze who was highly impressed with events of the occassion, including the choiristers assembled by Igwe Emma Ugwu,whi sang Christian tunes,announced a donation of one million naira for the welfare and furthet development of Ibagwa Nike community.