Femi Adesina: Buhari’s Spokesman Nominated For Igbo Chieftaincy Title


The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has been nominated for a chieftaincy title by the Igwe Omeluenyi 1 of Aguneese, Ezeani III of Nmaku Kingdom in Enugu State, Igwe Cyprian Nevobasi.

A statement by the Deputy Director, Information, State House, Mr. Attah Esa, revealed that the presidential spokesman will be conferred with the chieftaincy title as part of the First Grand Ofala to mark the traditional ruler’s 14 years on the throne, next month.

The monarch was said to have presented the nomination letter to Adesina on Tuesday, December 4.

Esa disclosed that the traditional cabinet chose Adesina “because of the good work you have been doing for the country.

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“President Muhammadu Buhari is God-sent to bring change to Nigeria, and you have been supporting him in the assignment, to the admiration of myself and my cabinet members.”

The Igwe said he looked forward to a positive response from the nominee, noting that his first Ofala festival in 14 years promises to be a grand event.

With Igwe Nevobasi during the visit were Hon Usa Igwesi, a former member of the House of Representatives, and Chief Emmanuel Okeke.

Femi Adesina thanked the Igwe,his entire kingdom, and members of the delegation, saying: “I am simply short of words.”

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Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari was also conferred with the Chieftaincy title of Ochi Oha Ndigbo (leader of all) of Igboland by the South East Traditional Rulers and Enyi Oma 1 (number one good friend) of Ebonyi State by the Ebonyi State Traditional Council on Monday, November 13.

The President was also given 2,000 bags of 25kg of Ebonyi rice, 2,000 tubers of yam and a white horse that signifies strength by the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi at the State Executive Council chamber, Abakaliki.

This took place during his two-day visit to the South East. The Presidency shared the photos of President Buhari receiving the titles on micro-blogging site, Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, November 14.