President, Customary Court of Appeal, Enugu State, Justice George Nnamani played host to the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) in his country home, at Likke Iheaka Nsukka.
The event, which took place on Saturday, 29th April 2023 saw a gathering of writers drawn from across Enugu State, especially writers from Nsukka axis.
Speaking at the inauguration, ANA Enugu chairman, Comrade Zulu Ọfọelue said ANA had its cradle in Nsukka and that the unit would be the only one under Enugu branch of the writers association.
He also announced that only two interim leaders, a chairman and Secretary would be appointed, to run a smooth election within three months.
The host for the ceremony, Justice George Nnamani said his passion for writing informed his decision to host the writers, even as he pledged to make the gathering an annual affair. He affirmed that ANA members would be free to use the new St Vincent Auditorium whenever they have any gathering in the area.
Some of the dignitaries that graced the event include Prof Damian Opata, Prof Greg Mbarjiogu, Dr Adaobi Nwoye, Dr May Ngozi Ezeudu, Barr Nnamani.
Others include Barr Joy Nnamani(wife of the host), Chijioke Ogbodo, Igwe CC Nnamani and his wife, Lolo Caroline Nnamani.
Also at the meeting were Hon. Justices E. N. Nnamani, R. E. Ogbodo, Prof Madu and wife, Justice N. C. Madu, Hon. Emeka Ukwuaba, one time Commissioner in Enugu State, the Chief Registrar, Customary Court of Appeal, Enugu State, Iheobuna Sparkle Oji, the Deputy Chief Registrar, T. S. Ugwuja, the Proprietor of El Shadai Academy, Chief T. S. Nnamani, Barrister George Nnamani, Jr. etc.
The new Nsukka Unit of ANA consist of 11 members, with Chief Ugwoke Alexander Oloto as Interim Chairman, while Dr Louis Ezema is the Interim Secretary.
The event was punctuated by talks, poetry and musical performances, as well as traditional music dance.