Friday, March 31

Achebe, Anyaoku, Nworah, Nwogbo, Nwankwo, Others, To Be Honoured By Anambra State Government

By Daniel Ezeigwe (ABS News)

Anambra state government will on Wednesday, 9th March, 2022, honour selected individuals from the public and private sectors with three categories of awards, namely; ‘Distinguished Anambra State Grand Commander Medal’, ‘Distinguished Anambra State Commander Medal’, and ‘Anambra State Merit Award’.

The awards are being given to the nominated individuals for their outstanding achievements in their profession and contributions to the prosperity and good image of Anambra State.

The Distinguished Anambra State Grand Commander Medal is to be awarded to individuals who have recorded outstanding performance and achievements nationally and internationally in fields of politics, diplomacy etc.
It is the highest honour given by the Anambra state government, and is rated at Nigeria’s CFR (Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic) level or above.

The ‘Distinguished Anambra State Commander Medal’ is Anambra state’s second highest honours to be bestowed on businessmen, and professionals in law, medicine, arts, sports, trade and commerce, diplomacy etc, and who have recorded outstanding achievements in their professions/industry and have made contributions to the prosperity of Anambra state.

The third category is ‘Anambra State Merit Award’, and will be bestowed on Ndi Anambra from all works of life who have shown exemplary dedication to duty, and or who have gone out of their way to show outstanding civic responsibilities in fields such as sports, academics, and entertainment. It also includes young inventors and young business trailblazers.

Author of Things Fall Apart, late Chinua Achebe, former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Late Olauda Equaino, a member of the Abolitionist movement, Late Blessed Cyprian Iwene Michael Tansi are among the eminent personalities to be honoured with the Distinguished Anambra State Grand Commander Medal.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Chief Dr. Uche Nworah, the Chairman of
M-P Infrastructure Ltd, promoters of Awka Millennium City (AMC), the joint real estate venture with Anambra state government, Senator Mike Ajaegbo and Hon. Obi Nwankwo, Anambra state Commissioner for Environment, are among those to be bestowed with the Distinguished Anambra State Commander Medal.

Dr. Vera Udoye, Principal, Government Technical College, Onitsha, and Miss Agnes Ego Maduafokwa, highest scoring JAMB candidate in 2020 are among those that will be honoured with Anambra State Merit Award.

Anambra state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano will personally present the medals to the honourees. The event will also be used to formally commission the 13,000 – capacity International Convention Centre, Awka, one of the landmark and legacy projects of the Obiano administration, following the Commissioning in December 2021, of the Anambra International Passenger and Cargo airport, and the Awka City Stadium.

Anambra -born musician Flavour and others will perform at the event which will commence at 10am.

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