Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe (Agbogidi), will lead other prominent personalities to the public presentation of the Anambra Compendium on October 1, 2018.
The much anticipated public presentation of the landmark documentation will take place at Oma Event Centre, opposite Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka.
The 800-page Anambra Compendium is a historical compilation, in glossy images of the life, culture and achievements of the government and people of Anambra State since its creation on May 27, 1991.
Speaking in Awka on the upcoming high profile event, the editor-in-chief of the compendium, Chief Emeka Okonkwo, said the unveiling of the compendium would attract crème de la crème of Anambra State, and admirers from across the country that played prominent roles in the life of the state.
Okonkwo revealed that Governor Obiano is the chief host, while the chairman of the programme is the Obi of Onitsha.
Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo will unveil the compendium, while former vice chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Peter Ejiofor is the book reviewer.
According to Okonkwo, “the presentation of the Anambra compendium on October 1, 2018, is strictly by invitation. Prominent sons and daughters of Anambra will make their voices heard in appreciation of the role of the founding fathers, and everything that defines us as a people and as the light of the nation.
A lot of work has gone into the production of this first-of- its-kind compendium and I have no doubt that every Anambra person will be proud to own a copy.”
Okonkwo, who is the Chief Executive of Great Source Investment Limited, publishers of the compendium, further explained that the compendium consists mainly of properly captioned photographs and illustrations and easy to read explanatory notes.
The book opens with the history of ndi Anambra, the political and communities’ governance structure represented by the traditional institutions.
Snippets of the compendium include chapters highlighting achievements of Anambra people in the spheres of religion, education and medicine.
The compendium also recorded the breathtaking, rich tourism potential of the state. Three other chapters profiled the ‘icons and beacons’ of ndi Anambra who are role models, and who have distinguished themselves in the areas of education, entertainment, commerce, enterprise, sports, and literature, among others.
The Anambra Compendium 1991 to 2016, is published in conjunction with the Anambra State Government, as part of the keepsakes that celebrate the new Anambra after 25 years.