Igbo group to host second edition of ‘Handshake Across Nigeria’ in Enugu
A move to expand friendship and cement bonds between Ndigbo and other nationalities of Nigeria will resonate in Enugu, next week, as Igbo Think Tank and professionals, Nzuko Umunna, is set to organise and celebrate their second edition of ‘Handshake Across Nigeria.’
Disclosing this in a statement by its media committee, the Executive Secretary of the Think Tank, Ngozi Odumuko, said: “Coming at a time like this, the ‘Handshake Across Nigeria’ project, dedicated to expanding friendships and cementing bonds between Ndigbo and other nationalities of Nigeria, will, again, strengthen our unity in diversities as our great heritage for desired development.
“As a non-partisan body of committed optimists, experiences of history and facts of our co-existence compel the awareness that Ndigbo are deep friends of other nationalities, and believe in one accord that there is no love lost that cannot be renewed, refreshed, and even transferred generationally.
“Nzuko Umunna is proud by this inspiration and remains humbled by stakeholders’ endorsements across board, as we look forward to another big day with South East state government as great host.”
Also speaking, President of the group, Prof. Chika Moore, added that understanding the core of inclusion, justice and fairness, expressed in a worthy handshake, activates respect. It shows that love is above hate when friendship is grown intentionally.
Moore said: “The pillars of trust must replace columns of suspicions so that national cohesion will stand rooted in our hearts of liberty, freedom and security.
“The theme of the project, ‘Building Bridges for a New Nigeria,’ will expectedly rouse the conscience of Nigerian citizens to celebrate their bonds and signal prosperity in happiness, which a new Nigeria could become.”
He said that ‘Handshake Across Nigeria 2,’ is coming packed with three remarkable contents of historic pedigree, including presentation of a book, ‘Nzuko Umunna Chronicles,’ the transition and investiture of a new Executive Council, led by former Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, and a special celebration of leaders from other regions as friends of Ndigbo.