The Monarch also gave the current Eze-Ndigbo in his domain, Mr. Greogory Ilohehika a one month notice to accept the new title.
Onyedu Ndigbo simply means Igbo leader.
It will be recalled that sometime in 2015, Ilohehika allegedly disrespected the Akure monarch and this led to the banning of the Eze-Ndigbo title in Akure.
It was, however, gathered that the embattled Eze-Ndigbo had insisted in holding on to the title.
But a statement issued and signed by Deji’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Michael Adeyeye said following the plea from eminent Nigerians within and outside the state who had appealed to His Majesty to forgive the erring leader, the Monarch handed Ilohehika a letter to accept the new title.
The statement reads, “it should be noted that this is the new approved traditional title for any Igbo Leader within Akure and its environ.
“However, a month notice has been communicated to Mr. Gregory Ilohehika to accept this in good fate taking effect from the 1st of February, 2016.
“In view of this, Mr. Gregory has been advised to apply in writing for this new title if he is still interested.
“Failure to comply with this directive shall amount to rejection of the new title.
“In view of the possible rejection of the new title, the Igbo community shall produce another Leader from among at the expiration of the ultimatum.”