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ENUGU STATE TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL: AGUBUZU OUT, ASADU IN

Enugu– HRM Igwe Ambassador L. O. C. Agubuzu(Eze Ọgbụnechendo of Ezema-Olo, Ezeagu LGA) has been replaced by HRH Igwe Samuel Ikechukwu Asadu (Igwe Ọgadagidi of Edem-Ani Ogwugwu, Nsukka LGA) as Chairman, Enugu State Traditional Rulers Council.

This was contained in a public announcement issued by Prof Chidiebere Onyia, Secretary to the State Government on Thursday, 28th March, 2024 captioned – “Governor Peter Mbah Reconstitutes Statutory & Other Bodies”

According to the announcement, other officers of the council are;

  • His Royal Highness, Igwe Julius Nnaji, 1st Deputy Chairman
  • His Royal Highness, Igwe G. N. Madu, 2nd Deputy Chairman
  • His Royal Highness, Igwe Hebert Ukuta, 3rd Deputy Chairman
  • His Royal Highness, Igwe Fidelis Nwatu, Grand Patron
  • His Royal Highness, Igwe Abel Nwobodo, 1st Grand Patron
  • His Royal Highness, Igwe Augustine Uzobuenyi Otiji, 2nd Grand Patron
  • His Royal Highness, Igwe H. C. Eze, 3rd Grand Patron

Igwe Asadu is a philantropist and a nurse who had a successful career in the United States of America, where he sojourned for 27 years. It is hoped that with his international exposure, he shall not only continue from where his predecessor, a career diplomat stopped, he shall go even here, in all ramifications.

Furthermore, by virtue of his appointment as Chairman, Enugu State Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe Ọgadagidi automatically becomes Chairman, South East Council of Traditional Rulers, in lieu of Igwe Agubuzu. The post is zoned to Enugu State and the rule is that whoever is Chairman of the council in the state it is zoned to, automatically chairs the regional body.

Igwe Ogadagidi is a holder of many traditional and social titles. He took the prestigious Ozor title in 1994. He has been the Asogwa Ozalla since  2013. He is a member of the prestigious Oha Edem-Ani and Oha Edem. He is equally a member of Edem Project Group, a foremost group of elite from Edem who are evangelically committed to the development of Edem community. He is also a member of the Elite Peoples Club of Nigeria USA branch, amongst others.

The philanthropist believes in the inherent values of family life and is a husband of one wife. He is happily married to the love of his life, Lady (Lolo) Happiness Ederechukwu Asadu (Lolo Akudo) and the marriage is blessed with four wonderful children.

Other appointments included in the announcement are:

ENUGU STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION (ENSIEC)

• Professor Christian C. Ngwu, Chairman
• Solomon Udeh, Member (Re-appointed)
• Chinenyenwa A. Ogbu, Member (Re-appointed)
• Barr. George Obiora Ani, Member (Re-appointed)
• Arthur Ifeanyi Ede, Member
• Barr. Paully Eze, Member
• Emmanuel Ogbodo, Member
• Emeka G. Ukwuaba, Member
• Barr. Ifesinachi Umeobika, Secretary
Subject to the confirmation of the Enugu State House of Assembly

ENUGU STATE HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT BOARD
• Dr. Eric Ogbonna Odo, Chairman

ENUGU STATE AGENCY FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

• Dr. Edith Okolo, Chairman

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