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Simeon receives AU Award for philanthropy

By Opeyemi Babalola
20 November 2022   |   2:31 am
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of First Eco Limited, Mrs Samantha Simeon has bagged African Union (AU) Ambassadorial award.

Nigerian Representative at AU-Economic, Social and Cultural Council, Dr Tunji Asaolu presenting Certificate of Diplomacy to Amb Samantha Simeon, during AU Agenda2063 Youth Ambassadorial Award/Induction ceremony… in Abuja

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of First Eco Limited, Mrs Samantha Simeon has bagged African Union (AU) Ambassadorial award. 

The award was given in recognition of her philanthropy in the areas of gender, children development, religious tolerance and community development.

At the Award/induction ceremony, held at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja, organisers noted that Simeon has awarded scholarship grants to students from indigent homes and built educational facilities for public use in rural communities in Delta State among other laudable human capital development efforts.

“Her contribution is in line with aspirations 1&6 of The African Union Agenda 2063, which are to foster “a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development, and an Africa whose development is people-driven; and youth, women and children-inclusive respectively.”

The Ambassadorial Award is tailored to promote young pan-African leaders in alignment with African Union Agenda 2063, tagged, “The Africa we want” and to strengthen diplomatic ties on the continent.

Fielding questions from journalists after the award, Mrs. Simeon expressed gratitude while stating that her passion lies in the growth and development of young people and women, who she considers the drivers of the Africa of our dreams.

“I’ve always been interested in the plight of rural people; youth and women. They hold the aces for our continent and the earlier we provide sustainable leverage for them, the better,” she said.

By the Award, she has been inducted into the African Youth Ambassadorial Assembly of African Union Agenda2063.

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