Eminent industrialist and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu has described Igwe Alfred Achebe, Obi of Onitsha and Chairman, Anambra State Council of Traditional Rulers, as an uncommon paramount ruler with passion for humanity.
He noted that the monarch has continued to channel his resources in developing his community and promoting the well -being of the people.
In a goodwill message signed by his Special Adviser, Prince Kunle Oyewumi, Kalu said, “I am indeed happy to join Igwe Alfred Achebe and his well-wishers in celebrating an outstanding personality on the occasion of his 74th birthday. Your Majesty, you play a selfless role in Igboland in particular and Nigeria in general. You stand out among your colleagues owing to your forthrightness and fairness on national issues. You are a symbol of joy, peace and unity to every Igbo son and daughter. I pray that God will grant you wisdom, good health and abundant blessing as you steer the affairs of your great Kingdom”.
The former governor while acknowledging the role of traditional institutions in promoting peaceful co-existence, urged government at all levels to work closely with them for the sustenance of unity in Nigeria. Kalu wished the monarch and his family a joyous celebration.