All roads lead to Houston for the Otu-Umuokpu Anambra State 2017 induction ceremony

A recent group photograph of the Otu-Umuokpu Anambra State Houston.

All is set for the 2017 induction ceremony of the  Otu-Umuokpu AnambraState USA Association Inc. Next week, Saturday June 10th, 2017, at the Igbo Catholic Community Center on 8250 Creekbend Drive in Houston, the group will induct another set of women into their social confraternity. According to the Event Chairwoman, Ify Ibekwe, inductee screening and recognition process have been concluded as the group puts finishing touches to hosting a sea of anticipated guests.


From left: The President of the group, Chief Lady, Dr. Queen Ozigboh; Group’s Vice President, Dr. Maria Elioku; and Iyom Ekene Udealor, the group’s liaison to the Anambra State Government.

The President of the group, Chief Lady, Dr. Queen Ozigbo said that the induction ceremony of the OtuUmuokpu is a customary gathering the community always look up to, especially among the Nigerian residents. “Otu Umuokpu represents a very significant segment of the Igbo Society in Anambra State, and in Houston where Igbos are well populated, the induction of richly deserved and qualified members are always a part of our organizational values.”

Event Chair, Ify Ibekwe

Houston headquarters as it is referred to, has excelled over the years with prominent women of Anambra natives. Their mission has inspired not only the protection of the Igbo traditional values and cultures, but also a series of charitable projects back home in Nigeria. According to the Group’s Vice President, Dr. Maria Elioku, “In the Igbo traditional culture, women play significant roles in the societal development and progress. And this is why in Otu Umuokpu, we have always opened our doors to our Anambra sisters to join the path.”

 Iyom Ekene Udealor, who serves as the group’s liaison to the Anambra State Government told International Guardian that Otu Umuokpu “is not a ‘social club’ affair but considered as an ancestral call to every Anambra woman. We are all in this together, and we have the support of our elders home and abroad, as well as the government; as we push forward some formidable projects to develop our cultures, our families, and our lovely State, Anambra.

 Chief Ozigbo, said that “A long list of dignitaries are being awaited; I mean members and officials of Otu Umuokpu from other states; government dignitaries – home and abroad; local community leaders, friends, families, and well-wishers. This is an event nobody wants to miss, and we are ready treat guests in our usual Otu Umuokpu tradition. ”

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