By Ismail Auwal
The Igwe of Nnewi, Dr K. O. N Orizu III, had has crowned Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu with the traditional title of “Ifekaego Nnewi’ at his royal palace in Otolo, Nnewi town in Anambra State.
The Igwe, who is the highest ranking traditional ruler of the commercial town, comprising of four traditional kingdoms said the important title was conferred on Kingsley in appreciation of the honour and pride he has brought to the people of Nnewi and Igbos across Nigeria.
According to him, Moghalu’s distinguished service to the country and the world at large at different times and capacity, from Deputy Governor of the Nigeria’s apex Bank, founding the Isaac Moghalu Foundation that provides educational and scholarship aid to Nigerians, to during his career as United Nations official in which he rose to the highest rank of Under-Secretary General made it easy for him to bag the title.
Speaking at the ceremony, Moghalu, however, thanked the Igwe and his council of chiefs for the privilege to join the league of respected members of the community.
He particularly expressed joy that ceremony coincided with the time His Royal Majesty, Dr K.O.N Orizu III is marking his 57th anniversary, as Igwe of the 600 year old Kingdom.
He lauded the Igwe’s wisdom of bringing in more credible sons of the land into the council “to support him in serving and maintaining the good culture and tradition of the people.”