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Ugwuanyi receives report on Oruku crisis from Eya panel


Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (left) receiving the report on the crisis in Oruku, Nkanu East Local Council, from the Chairman of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, Justice Harold Eya, at the Government House, Enugu…yesterday

The Justice Harold Eya-led Judicial Commission of Inquiry, recently constituted by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to investigate the causes of the communal crisis in Oruku Community of Nkanu East Local Council has submitted its report to the governor.

Submitting the report yesterday, Eya thanked Ugwuanyi for his firm commitment to the sustenance of peace and development in Enugu.


Ugwuanyi, in the wake of the crisis, which led to the killing of the traditional ruler, Igwe Emmanuel Mba, inaugurated the five-man panel to find lasting peace in the area and prevent similar crises in the future.

He urged the people of Oruku to maintain the peace, which his administration had striven to entrench and nurture in the state.

The panel’s chairman expressed optimism that the findings and recommendations of the panel would go a long way to bring lasting peace and security in Oruku.

“This is yet another peace-building initiative of Your Excellency in Oruku Community of Nkanu East LGA of Enugu State,” he added.


According to him, the commission’s report is the beginning of another phase in the annals of the ethnographic configuration known as Oruku Community.

Justice Eya disclosed that the Oruku crisis was a matter of ego tussle among the elite that brought the youth and tore them apart.

Receiving the report, Ugwuanyi expressed delight that the commission completed its assignment within its time limit.

The governor said his administration would expeditiously and diligently study the report, accept and implement it as appropriate.

While thanking the members of the commission for the gravitas they brought to bear on the task, Ugwuanyi appreciated the people of Oruku for the support and cooperation they availed the panel in the course of the assignment.


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