- The President General (PG) of the Umueri General Assembly, Chief Johnny Chukwudi Metchie, has purchased a patrol vehicle for the Umuleri Joint Peace Movement (JPM)
- This is done to strengthen the existing peace between the Aguleri and Umuleri communities in Anambra State.
- Meanwhile at the event, Igwe Emeka prayed that God would bring peace may they enjoy the people of Aguleri and Umuleri and make him eternal
efforts to close the existing peace between the communities of Aguleri and Umuleri consolidate received a massive boost on Sunday 3rd July. 2022 after handing over a Sienna car to the Aguleri Umuleri Joint Peace Movement (JPM) to patrol border villages to ensure no new conflict is recorded in the two neighboring towns.
At the event, Igwe Emeka, who first prayed with blessed water on the car, spoke and praised Chief Metchie, whom he described in Igbo as the illustrious son of Umueri for his generosity, caring and dedication to the welfare and well-being of his people.
Igwe Emeka recalled PG’s unprecedented leadership milestones Metchie, just under three months after taking office, including connecting the community to a high-tech security network, the ongoing solar-powered streetlight project, attracting a dental clinic and dentist chair for Umueri General Hospital, empowering women, youth and vulnerable people, among many others.
The Igwe said it was a rare gesture that PG Metchie, who he said was blessed of God, decided to hieden to give back to society through his numerous philanthropic gestures by using his personal resources to improve people’s lives, adding that it is a good example and worth emulating.
The respected traditional ruler prayed to God to keep the peace enjoyed by the people of Aguleri and Umuleri and make it eternal so that they would not experience conflict again.
Therefore, he urged the leaders of the JPM to ensure that the car is only used for the purpose it was given for, adding that he was certain that the PG made the donation in recognition of their commitment and Devotion to Duty.
In his own remark, the Igwe of Aguleri, Dr. Mike Idigo, the Igwe of Umuleri, not only for informing him about the donation of the car, but also for inviting him to attend the handover at his palace.
The traditional ruler of the Aguleri deplored all incidents of conflict and war between the two cities and described the people as blood brothers and sisters. He pointed out that the conflicts had not benefited anyone in any way, but that people had lost many of their loved ones as well as vast possessions.
He called for efforts to consolidate the existing peace must be maintained between communities to ensure conflict does not recur and commended Chief Metchie for the gesture.
In a message he sent to the WhatsAPP group sent to the Umueri community , PG Metchie, who was out of the country when the handover was carried out earlier in the day, said he had donated the vehicle to help the JPM patrol the border villages the two are from Cities exist to prevent incidents that would lead to conflict being immediately tracked down and resolved amicably.
Chief Metchie said it was his belief that the people of the two communities,who he said descended from the same ancestors lived in peace at a rapid pace.
Chief Metchie s He feels privileged to be a part of the effort, Umueri and his neighborhood a destination for investors and others looking for a place where they can live peacefully, enjoy a quality life and raise their children.
Although the Umueri PG promised to do more in the near future, prompting similar gestures from other wealthy members of the two communities, adding that more patrol vehicles, security equipment and other materials are needed for the JPM to function effectively.
< p class="align-left">Members of Aguleru, Umuleri JPM who attended the car delivery ceremony include Hon. Julius Udekwe, Head of Delegation, Co-Chairmen of the organization Comrade Chinedu Akwuobi and Elias Chukwuma. Others include Obelue Anekwe, Mr. Sunday, Goddy Ezenwa, Oby Obiole, Chidiebele Udeanyinya, Akamelu Okwunwanne and Nonsso Udedibia.
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Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano and his Rivers State counterpart Nyesom Wike have imposed curfews in their respective states.
Anambra State Government met the decision after an attack by armed men in some affected communities.
The communities are Igbariam, Aguleri, Umueri, Nteje, Awkuzu and Umunya.