Use traditional institutions to unite Africans – Ohanaeze Ndigbo SA

Use traditional institutions to unite Africans – Ohanaeze Ndigbo SA

Saturday, December 16, 2017 9:45 am


Chief Jonas Udeji, founder of South Africa’s chapter of Ohaneze Ndigbo being installed as the traditional prime minister of Africa by King Bhungane 111 Of Embo Kingdom in South Africa. Photo credit: Tony Okoro

Chief Jonas Udeji, founder of Ohaneze Ndigbo, a socio-cultural organisation, in South Africa says traditional institutions can be used to united African people and for social cohesion in the continent.

He spoke News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday.

Udeji, who was installed as the traditional prime minister of Africa by King Bhungane 111 Of Embo Kingdom in South Africa, said that one way of uniting Africans was through multicultural interactions.

“The Royal African Parliament has big plans and ideas to unite our people through social cohesion. The traditional institutions should use multicultural interactions to bring our people together,” he said.

He said that social cohesion would make African traditional leaders assist political leaders in dealing with some of the enormous challenges facing the continent.

“African royalties are properly placed to assist the political leaders in dealing with the enormous socio-political and economic challenges facing our continent.

“Africa can never be united without Africans. We can achieve the restoration of the dignity, love and buoyant economic growth and development through the utilisation of the enormous natural deposits in our continent,” he said.

Udeji said that the title bestowed on him by the South African king had created a stronger relationship between the Embo kingdom and Nigeria.

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