Posted by News Express | 13 August 2020 | 510 times
It was tribute galore recently in Lagos State as the Igbo Community and friends of Ndigbo in Lagos came out en masse to honour their illustrious son, Prince Nixon Okwara, who is the president of Igbo Stakeholders Forum, Lagos State chapter.
The event, which was held with the theme, “Award of Appreciation To Ethnic Bridge Builders”, had in attendance many distinguished Igbo sons and daughters as well as other friends of Ndigbo. Among the distinguished guests were Oliver Akubueze, former president, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos State Chapter and current chairman, Ohanaeze Elders Council, Sir Jossy Egwuatu, founder Auto Spare Parts and Machinery Dealers Association (ASPMDA) Henry Ajomale, the immediate past Lagos State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), who is also an in-law to the Igbos; Moses Onwughalu, a distinguished business man and CEO of Mozanga Vision Properties; Ladi Ajomale, former Lagos State Commissioner for Lands, among others.
Speaking at the occasion, the President General of the Igbo speaking community, Lagos State, Sunday Udeh, commended Prince Okwara for his selfless service to the Igbo Community in Lagos State in particular and Nigeria in general.
He said that Prince Okwara has succeeded in building a bridge of harmonious relationship between the Igbo and their host community, adding that through the efforts of Prince Okwara Ndigbo in Isolo were also able to get two counsellorship slots in the last Lagos State local government.
Speaking further, he said that Prince Okwara has done a lot in uniting the Igbo and made them to be speaking with one voice.
His words: “Today is the day we have chosen to appreciate you and to show you a token of our love to you and the good people of Isolo for the good work you have done to us. I, on behalf of the State Executive of the Igbo speaking community in Lagos and Ndigbo in Isolo LCDA, I say God bless you richly.”
In his contribution, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Drainage and Water Resources, Joe Igbokwe, recalled how he and Prince Nixon Okwara had worked together on the issue of drainage and other infrastructure in Isolo LCDA.
He said that whoever that is doing good should continue because others are taking notice, adding that a day of appreciation would certainly come.
Igbokwe commended Igbo Speaking Community, Lagos State, for organising the award as it would motivate others to be helping in their different capacities.
Responding, Prince Okwara expressed his delight for the award.
He said that among all the awards that he had received in his life, the award of Outstanding Role in Building Bridge of Harmony And Recognition, would be his most cherished.
Furthermore, he said that the award would spur him to continue to do his best for Ndigbo in particular and Nigeria in general.
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