Igbo fallen heroes not properly honoured – Bianca Ojukwu


Widow of the late Igbo leader , Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu , Bianca , has said Igbo fallen heroes are not properly honoured.
She said such personalities should be immortalised in such a way that would reflect their ideals and philosophies .
Bianca expressed this in a funeral tribute to a former President General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo , Chief Dozie Ikedife in Nnewi , Anambra State .
While calling for proper immortalisation of Ikedife , Bianca asked the Ndigbo to brace for such occasions by working out good immortalisation schemes for their people .
She said , “It has always been an issue on how to immortalise great men , especially of Igbo extraction .
“I think individuals ; organisations and institutions should sit down and think of enduring monument for such great people .Such monument should not just be in making statutes to remember the dead .
“It should involve setting up of projects that show the person’s philosophies , ideologies and all the things he believed in life . Such beliefs, philosophies , ideologies should have a place they are discussed , espoused, promoted and investigated , ” she stated .
She described Ikedife as an extraordinary man whom she said spent time with her late husband , Ojukwu , to tackle issues that promoted Igbo cause.
“He was a true Igbo man who advanced the warfare and cause of the Igbo nation . He was always there to fight for their rights ,” she stated .
Ikedife died on December 11 , 2018, and was buried the next day according to his wish .
His family organised a day of tributes for him on Saturday.


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