Obinna Odogwu, Awka
An App to promote Igbo culture and tradition has been launched by Ndi Emume Owuwa Anyanwu in Awka, Anambra State.
Named Akuko Alaigbo and Nma Igbo, the App, would also be used to disseminate information on various issues that concern Ndigbo worldwide.
Chairman of the team that came up with the App, Frankel Ogujiuba, in his address at the event held last Saturday, said he was moved to develop the idea because of his undying love for Igbo culture and tradition. He said that the App was largely for the promotion of Igbo identity.
He said that through the app which could easily be accessed from every part of the world, awareness on cultural, economic, political, social and other issues and events in Igboland would be effectively created and publicised.
Ogujiuba, who lamented the seeming unwillingness of some Igbo to bring home part of their wealth to develop their place, said his team intended to also harp on the think home philosophy already being preached by some notable Igbo leaders.
Chairman of the occasion, Chief Forster Ihejiofor, in his speech, commended the team for coming up with the innovation. He said that time had come for Igbo to begin to tell their own stories in order to correct some of the odd views about them being projected by others.