The King of Igbos in Ghana HRM Eze Dr. Ambassador Chukudi Ihenetu has assured Ghanaians of the commitment of the Igbo community to abide by the laws of the country.
Expressing gratitude to Ghana for hosting Nigerians and allowing the Igbo community to establish their throne in the country, the Great Nigerian King said they would join the country to safeguard and protect their laws to enhance peaceful coexistence.
Speaking at the ninth Yam Festival in Ghana, the Eze Nd’Igbo Ghana reiterated their resolve to contribute their quota to the growth of Ghana.
“We Nigerians living here, did not come to Ghana to create problems here but we came to Ghana to be part of the progress of this country and we are still doing the best we can.
"We are assuring you Ghanaians to use this opportunity of the throne of Nd’Igbo Ghana to make sure that our people that live in Ghana and those coming her tomorrow, next tomorrow till eternity will respect the traditional and governmental laws of the country,” he said.
The Igbo community in Ghana were joined by their other Nigerian tribes to celebrate their Yam Festival on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
The Igbo yam festival is an annual event to highlight the primacy and economic importance of the yam crop in the affairs of the Igbo worldview.
There were several attractions at the 2021 Igbo yam festival. They included displays from masquerades which were said to have been brought all the way from Nigeria, traditional dances by Igbo women dance groups as well as Igbo youth groups, traditional performance from the Yoruba Cultural troupe in Ghana, display of yams and parade of models in Igbo farming attires.
The occasion was also graced by several Ghanaian traditional, religious and political leaders including Chiefs from various traditional settings in Ghana, Chief of Staff of the late Jerry John Rawlings, the National Chief Imam and representative of the Chief Executive of Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly.
Most of the attendants were seen in their Igbo group attires and seated in their various groupings enjoying themselves and reminiscing what they usually did during such festivals in their youthful days in Nigeria.