NWABUNWANNE IFEDIORA

Chief C.N Ifediora(a.k.a Citizen) hailed from Ugudaba in Ugume Village of Umueri. He was born Nwabunnwanne Ifediorah on 8th August 1949 into the family of Ogbuevi Ifediora & Iyom Mgbolu Begbunem. He enrolled his Primary Education at Obinetiti Primary School, Umueri and later completed both his Primary and Secondary Education at Sapelle town in Delta State. At that age he showed great desire and Promise to be a great leader and tutor. He was admitted into the Prestigious St Charles Teachers Training College, Onitsha (TTC).

His quest for knowledge even at an older age saw him gained admission at College of Education (Now Nwafor Orizu College of Education) where he obtained Nigeria Certificate in Education in English/Social Studies respectively. At the College where he exhibited great leadership traits, he was elected Student Union President in 1990 and also excelled as the best Student of that very academic session.

Citizen as he was fondly called by friends, fans and admirers was a man that spearheaded many battles(works). He means different things to various people. However, history of Umueri would certainly not be complete without the mere mentioning of this Great man who through his write up, comments and books inspired many souls. He was a Prolific Writer (extra-ordinary), Educationists, a renowned author, Community leader and lover of Politics. He retired from Civil Service in December 1999.

He lived a selfless live worthy of emulation. As a Community leader, he had served his beloved Umueri in various capacities. He was Secretary of Igwe’s Cabinet (1984-1985). He was Secretary, Irunano Umueri (1985-1987)- The group that transformed Umueri in all sphere of human endeavor. For his exemplary role in these Organizations, he was the unanimous choice as Secretary of Umueri Youth Development Organization’s Strike force during the 1995- 1998 Cold War era.


As a writer, he used his immensely gifted talent into revealing to the World the puzzle regarding Igbo Origin and revealing to all on sundry that Umueri is indeed the cradle of Igbo race. As an anthropologists, he was in fore front in Cultural and fraternal re-awakening amongst the Iguedo Clans (which includes, Ogbunike, Awkuzu, Umueri, Nando and some parts of Onitsha). He has authored various book of which the following are worthy to mentioning:

  • 100 years of Mmairunabo cold war vol. 1&2
  • The history of Iguedo Anambra
  • Umueri clan head of Ancient Umueri Kingdom
  • The tragic death of Nigeria three Republics
  • No Brotherhood in the Jungle
  • Obasanjo’s, 2nd Missionary Journey A rescue actor
  • Ojukwu Soja in Kwapu-kwapu war the longest day in Biafran
  • Oriental Aguleri/Umueri Fraternity No More War,
  • Day Break in Omabala basin and many others.

In 1996, he successfully coordinated the nomadic schools and single handedly brought 3 of the schools in Umueri, through the National Institute for Nomadic Education. The Schools are presently located at Nneyi, Odachallaogbu and Umudiana, Umueri respectively. He indeed lived his life for Umueri social cultural growth


For his numerous contribution for the development of Umueri,he was enlisted as one of Umueri Great Heroes both Livings and dead by an Umueri Diaspora cordinated Youth forum under the auspices of Great Umueri Liberation Forum (GULF) in 2010..
 

THE TOWN PROFILES

Name:
Umueri(Mispronounced Umuleri)

Location:
Anambra East LGA of Anambra State.

His Royal Highness
(Traditional Ruler)
 


H.R.H Igwe Sir Ben Emeka
Igwe Okebo II of Umueri

His Majesty
(Traditional Prime Minister)


HRM Mike ekweonu
Onowu Iyasele  of Umueri

P.G Umueri General
Assembly (UGA)


Hon. Pius Okonkwo
(President General, U.G.A)

Title(Male):
Amanwulu,Ivejioku,
Oba,Asammuo
Ogbuevi,Ogbuanyinya

Title(Female):
Ekwe, Iyom,Nne-
Mmanwu,Okomme

Population:
Est. 155,000.00

Occupation:
Farmers,Fishers,trading
business,Crafts & Arts etc