Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, Agbogidi, the Obi of Onitsha, has commended Globacom, Nigeria’s Second National Operator, for its efforts at re-awakening the cultural essence of the Nigerian people.
The monarch made the remarks recently in Onitsha at the beginning of the 2014 Ofala Festival celebrations.
He noted that Globacom has continued to support the Oreze International Arts Exhibition as part of the Ofala celebrations in the last two years.
“For the second year running, our indigenous artists have mounted an international art exhibition in this palace as part of the Ofala Festival. The exhibition is showing works from some eighty artists from Nigeria, Ghana, Benin Republic, Togo, and Nigerian artists in the Diaspora. We are grateful to Globacom and the contributing artists for collaborating with the organisers of the exhibition since inception. We would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support to make Ofala Onitsha second to none as a cultural festival. In particular, we thank Globacom Limited, which has been our main partner for the fourth consecutive year,” the monarch said.
In his goodwill message to the festival, Mike Adenuga, Jr., Chairman of Globacom, said that the 2014 Ofala Festival “means a lot to us in the Globacom family as it signals the beginning of a new phase in our relationship with the Onitsha palace on Ofala Festival.”
“The 2014 festival commemorates the renewal of the partnership for another three years, and it is a confirmation of the abiding faith and implicit confidence Your Majesty and the good people of Onitsha have in us. We see and regard this as a call to greater responsibility, and I want to assure you all that we will not fail in this task of making Ofala one of the biggest and most celebrated festivals in this part of the universe,” Adenuga said.