The Media and Organizing teams of the Nnewi City International Marathon, (NCIM’ 23) was recently in Nnewi to pay a courtesy visit to HRH Igwe Dr. K.O.N Orizu III.(CON), the Igwe Nnewi.
The visit was organised by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the NCIM’ 2023 to intimate the Igwe Nnewi of the upcoming marathon and to also seek his royal blessings.
The team was led by the Managing Director of Maon Homes Ltd, Mr Chibuzo Okonkwo who informed the Igwe Nnewi of his Company’s intention to bring the marathon to Nnewi, Mr. Okonkwo also used the opportunity to congratulate the Igwe on the forthcoming ‘Afia Olu’ Nnewi (Nnewi’s new yam festival) and assured the Igwe that the marathon will further project Nnewi globally as one of the rapidly developing commercial hubs in the South East region of Nigeria .
The Igwe in his response thanked Mr. Okonkwo and his company for the wonderful initiative and for thinking it wise to stage such an international event in Nnewi City. He further assured the team of his support and prayers for a smooth marathon.
The Igwe also used the opportunity to call on other Nnewi indigenes to emulate Mr Okonkwo in projecting Nnewi City positively.
The Igwe was, thereafter, presented with a Branded Marathon Shirt.
Amongst those in attendance were the LOC Chairman Mr Chukwunonso Anozie , Team leader Nnewi Coordinating Committee Mr. Ikenna Okonkwo, and Nwabueze Okonkwo.