On the 30th of December 2017 the entire people of Umuebule Community had a Thanksgiving ceremony that will keep the people happy for a long time.
In furtherance to his functions and duties as the Paramount Ruler and the Ochimba of Umuebulu Community, Etche LGA of Rivers State,
H.R.H Eze James C. Nwagwu led the Chiefs, Elders, women, youths leadership and the entire Members of Umuebulu Town as they performed the community End-of-Year Meeting/Thanksgiving Service.
High point of the event witnessed the successful distribution by Eze James, of all the annual Christmas gifts/items as brought and delivered by various companies operating in the community. Namely; TEPNG(Total), SPDC, etc..
The occasion took place at the Umuebulu Community Town Hall. Praises were passionately offered to Almighty God, for His grace and mercies upon Umuebulu people during this turbulent year.
The Community prayed for justice against the murderers of one of their sons (still in mortuary) late Mbuchi Njoku, asked for God’s immediate intervention as they pursue for justice in the case this coming January.
In attendance were, the Elder Enyiazu Okere (the Eldest man, Onye oko-manu, the Conscience of the Community and the Intercessor between the living and the dead in Umuebulu Land), Chief Benjamin Nwafor (the Chief of Umuala Village,in Umuebulu Town), Comerade Prince Tony Anele (The Youths President of Umuebulu), Chief Comerade Victor Okere, (the CDC Chairman of Umuebulu Community and the Chief elect of Umuowa Village) Mr. Godwin Njoku (the Opinion Leader of Umuebulu Community) Mr. Sunny Okere (the Secretary General of Umuebulu Community) the women leaders and host of others, too numerous to mention.
The community unanimously agreed to remain committed, unwavering and unshakable towards their struggle to emercipate themselves from the shackles of greedy few, that has held Umuebulu people economically hostage for too long. And vowed to resist any attempt to deprive them of their rights.
At the end, all the members of the Community renewed their support and pledged their full support to the leadership of H.R.H Eze James C. Nwagwu as the Ochimba and Paramount Ruler of Umuebulu Community, and collectively passed a vote of confidence on him.
The Community commendable the timely intervention of His Eminence, Echie Opurum MFR (the father and traditional head of Etche ethnic nationality)for his forthrightness. And also thanked all the law enforcement agencies in the State, especially the Commissioner of police, CP Ahmed Zaki for his unparalleled professionalism.
The Community also thanked the Governor of the State, Mr Project, Chief Barr Wike for standing up for justice in Umuebulu Community so far, and pledged their support for his second tenure.