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National Honours: Ohanaeze congratulates Ugwuanyi, Okowa, Umahi, Okonjo-Iweala, others

By Ernest Nzor, Abuja
13 October 2022   |   3:00 am
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, described the national honours award conferred on notable Nigerians, including Igbo sons and daughters

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, described the national honours award conferred on notable Nigerians, including Igbo sons and daughters, by President Muhammadu Buhari as well deserved.

Ohanaeze said he was delighted that notable Igbo sons and daughters made the national honours award list.

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (left), receiving national honour award of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) from President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja… on Tuesday.


A statement by the National President of Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), Okwu Nnabuike, described the honour conferred on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his Ebonyi counterpart, David Umahi, as well as Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director General (DG) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as well deserved.

Okwu said: “We congratulate these eminent Igbo sons and daughters in a special way for making us proud. The two South East governors, who are beneficiaries of these awards, have made their mark in governance and deserve the national honour. We are so proud of their achievements so far in office.

“On the part of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, she has made Ndigbo and, indeed, Nigeria proud. As the Director General of the World Trade Organisation, she has not let us down.

“We are also proud of other Igbo leaders, industrialists and businessmen, Prof. Laz Ekwueme, Dr. Allen Onyema, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, among others, for making the list.”