OWU President General Unveils Vision As Ohuhu Gears Up for 2023 ‘iri Egwu Festival


The President General of the Ohuhu Welfare Union (OWU), Elder Okechukwu Johnson Uwazie has unveiled his vision aimed at fostering the socio-political and economic advancement of Ohuhu land.


Uwazie who spoke to Journalists ahead of the 2023 “iri egwu Ohuhu” slated to hold on December 29, 2023, emphasized the role of the festival in promoting Ohuhu’s rich cultural heritage and preserving tradition.

Elder Uwazie while describing Ndi Ohuhu as proud and enterprising people, stressed the need for a dedicated space where activities of the union would be carried out.


He expressed his ambition to establish a befitting state-of-the-art Secretariat for the Ohuhu Welfare Union by laying it’s foundation in April 2024.

“I am very very passionate about realizing a befitting Secretariat for Ohuhu Welfare Union where the Union will be running her day to day activities, this has become overdue.

“Ohuhu is too big to be running her affairs in a private home, that is why we need to get this done now,we will carry every body along in this project and we have the contact”,Elder Uwazie stated.

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The President General outlined plans for the festival, including award presentations to outstanding Ohuhu Sons and Daughters, who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavor as well as cultural reorientation to revive the Ohuhu cultural heritage.

“This all important festival kick-started during the administration of Rt Hon Obi Aguocha and we must do everything possible to sustain it.

“The Iri Egwu Ohuhu Festival has been proven to be the most effective way to revive some of our cultural heritage that are almost extinct”, Elder Uwazie said.

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The Present General while acknowledging the support of stakeholders, leaders, and the Ohuhu traditional institution for their sustained supports for the growth and development of the clan, assured a glorious future for Ohuhu people.

Elder Uwazie eulogized notable figures of Ohuhu land, including Chief Onyema Ugochukwu, Ambassador Empire Kanu, Chief Uzodinma Okpara, Rt Hon Obi Aguocha, High Chief Victor Ikeji, and traditional rulers of the clan for their significant contributions in support of the Ohuhu project, noted that Ohuhu people have achieved a lot through unity of purpose.

He commended Governor Alex Otti for his contributions towards the development of the state and urged him to include Ohuhu land in his rebuilding agenda.

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