Posted by News Express | 31 January 2016 | 2,951 times
Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has been selected as the 2015 Igbo Man of the Year by the Pan-Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a statement by the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said.
Rivers APC in the statement signed by its Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said the award ceremony would be coming up soon in Enugu, where Ohanaeze has its global headquarters.
The party in the statement issued in Port Harcourt said that the choice of Amaechi as the 2015 Igbo Man of the Year by Ohanaeze confirms the status of the minister as an outstanding newbreed leader devoted to putting Nigeria on the path of greatness.
It commended Ohanaeze “for this bold step of honouring Amaechi, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, Dr. Ogonnaya Onu and other great Igbo leaders during the forthcoming award ceremony in Enugu as it will serve to inspire them to render even greater service to Ndigbo as well as to Nigeria and the entire humanity in general.”
Rivers APC also applauded the appointment of Amaechi as a member of the Board of Trustees, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
According to the party, “The appointment of Rt. Hon. Amaechi as a member of the Board of Trustees of UNITAR for an initial three-year term from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018 did not come to us as a surprise knowing the antecedents of Amaechi as a great achiever. It is well deserved by the man during whose tenure as Governor, the Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt, became the first African city to be declared The UNESCO World Book Capital in 2014, out-bidding other great cities such as Oxford in England and Moscow in Russia, among others.
“As we thank the Secretary General of the United Nations for this great honour bestowed on our Leader, we wish to assure him that Amaechi will surely work in accordance with the rules and guidelines of UNITAR to ensure that its objectives in Nigeria are achieved.”
•Photo shows Chibuike Amaechi.
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