The immediate past governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime has been conferred with the chieftaincy title of Dike Ejejemba 1 of Udi Ancient Kingdom.
The kingdom said Chime was honoured for his meritorious service while in office.
The conferment ceremony took place at Eke Square Udi and was performed by the traditional ruler of the town His Royal Highness, Igwe Chris Ogakwu.
Chime’s successor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who was the special guest, noted that his predecessor deserved the title.
He assured that the good work of Chief Chime when he was the governor would be sustained.
In a speech before the conferment of the title, the traditional ruler of the ancient kingdom, His Royal Highness, Igwe Chris Ogakwu observed that Chief Sullivan Chime is a worthy ambassador and son of the ancient kingdom of Udi.
He noted that during his period as the governor of the state that he saw Enugu state as his constituency. He added that the legacies Chief Chime left behind speak volumes for him in the state.
The President General, Udi Progressive Union, Hon Emma Eneoli, the people of the ancient kingdom noted that Chief Chime is a worthy ambassador that had done the people proud.
They noted that they were happy that Chief Chime served meritoriously against all odds.
They enumerated the things benefited by the people during Chief Chime’s period as a governor as provision of solar powered, boreholes, tarred linked roads, political appointments and employment opportunities among others.
Responding thereafter Chief Sullivan Chime thanked his people for the honour done him, promising them of his cooperation.
He thanked Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for attending the event.
He assured the governor of his continued support of his administration till his eight years tenure.
He noted that during his time in office that he served to the best of his knowledge.
Chime’s father was the immediate past traditional ruler of Udi kingdom.
He ascended the throne after serving in the cabinet of the legendary Dr. Michael Okpara administration in the First Republic as a minister. (The Nation)