By: Ike Philip AbiagomGreatness is a property for which no man can receive credit too soon; it must be possessed long before it is acknowledged.”When one of the world’s greatest thinkers, Ralph Waldo Emerson handed down the above words of wisdom, those he had in mind were certainly the likes of Sir Fidelis Uti (Nna Oha)! .
Indeed, to those who know him up close and personal, Sir Fidelis Uti (Nna Oha)is an enigma: humble, great historian self-effacing, industrious, practical, efficient by nature, diligent, Encyclopedia of Igbuzo History, always thinking about things he needs to accomplish or how to get ahead on his next assignment, a complete Aquarius, if you care to assess him by his Zodiac sign. But in plain terms, he is a case of a man who set out to always make a difference wherever he found himself. Not the kind of difference other men pursue to grandstand, but the type that impacts humanity and makes life easier for people. And of this, his track record is unassailable. A look back at his trajectory gives a chronicle of exemplary service to his community and a profile of pure patriotism from an individual.
Sir Fidelis Uti (Nna Oha) is one of those very few good men; a true philanthropist, an accomplished Educationist, An Iconic Figure, Traditional Strategist, A leader, A promoter of Peace in whom I am well pleased ,a man of valour, the bringer of rain. In the gallery of great leaders and great men, he is without doubt, a rare masterpiece. Anyone who encounters him would love to associate with him for his candour, courage and forthrightness. As a human being, his humility and modesty is second to none. As an educationist, he is sound and engaging.
Sir Fidelis Uti (Nna Oha) means different things to different people; to his wife, children and in-laws, he is a loving husband and the best daddy , while to us his admirers he is known as the Igbuzo Encyclopedia and traditional Strategist but his detractors always erroneously see him as an Obstacle because of his rising profile in Igbuzo traditional matters and acceptance by the grassroots.
Sir Fidelis Uti (Nna Oha) is not only the Pride of Umueze but also the Pride of the entire People of Ibusa for whom he had waged countless traditional wars for and won virtually all, just like the Greek mythological Odyssey who fought and won difficult battles in History. Indeed the birthday celebration of this traditional Strategist of our time had been useful and Resourceful for his service to humanity.Therefore today let me on behalf of the Grassroots Publishers and Newsbreeze Magazine join the rest of my beloved Ibusa kingdom in Oshimili North Local government Area of Deltans and Nigerians at large to Celebrate our iconoclastic Igbuzo Encyclopedia International, to thank Almighty God for adding another year to his life and to pray that he continues to bless him with robust health ,protection, and enduring provision. Your reign shall bring prosperity and peace to Ibusa and your family.
Happy birthday to the regent, Igbuzo Encyclopedia, a great lover of our tradition.
NNA IGWE KA ANI!!!