Isiala Ngwa North LGA of Abia State was agog on Sunday, following the birth of the Isiopara Confraternity Worldwide (IWC).
The Isiopara Confraternity Worldwide, which was formed by the first born of families in the entire Igboland, has in it’s policy trust, the welfare of Ndi Isiopara Worldwide visa viz their unification, rendering of help to each other, among other benefits.
Speaking at the Maiden Meeting of the Isiopara Confraternity Worldwide, held at the Council Headquarters, Okpuala, Isiala Ngwa North, LGA of Abia State, The Supreme Head and the brain behind the formation of the Isiopara Confraternity Worldwide, Chief Paddy Anyatonwu, revealed that the first born in the contemporary society shoulders enormous responsibilities in their respective homes.
He said in some cases, first borns pass through various challenges in the family ranging from financial instability, sabotage from family members, among others, noting that with the formation of Isiopara Confraternity Worldwide, members will now feel free to relate with people who share same ideologies and idiosyncrasies.
Chief Anyatonwu charged members to be their brothers keepers, reach out to one another in times of need, shun betrayals, stressing that they are to carry members along even step down and support one another in event of clash of interest.
He also revealed that the next meeting of the Isiopara Confraternity Worldwide, will hold in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, emphasizing that membership of the Confraternity, is open to all the first borns in Igboland including those at home and in diaspora.
Earlier, the Abia State Focal Person Social Investment Programme, Mr Chinenye Nwaogu, appreciated Chief Paddy Anyatonwu for coming up with such a laudable initiative. He said their respective roles in their families as first borns are sacred.
Nwaogu who stated that they did not get any affidavit before becoming first borns called for togetherness among members of the newly formed Isiopara Confraternity Worldwide, expressing optimism that subsequent meetings of the group will attract more members.
In their separate speeches, a former Chairman, Obingwa LGA, Hon. Amaechi Hanson a.k.a Abacha, Mr Charles Okechukwu, Uba Anyanwu among others, lauded the initiator, Chief Paddy Anyatonwu, for giving them a platform to fraternize with their own, insisting that they have passed through a lot in shouldering the responsibilities in their families.
They said in most cases, these sacrifices are relegated to the background, noting that with the Isiopara Confraternity Worldwide, they will feel relaxed fraternizing and relaying their problems.
Correspondent reports that the Inaugural meeting attracted the creme de la creme in Igboland just as Ndi Isiopara made merry and expressed themselves freely.