…Confers award on APC Chairman
Enugu State indigenes resident in the United States of America, USA, have expressed their readiness to continue to partner with the State Government in improving the well being of its citizenry in areas of health, education and economic empowerment.
This is even as it conferred an award on the state chairman of All progressive Congress (APC),Dr. Ben Nwoye, for his service to mankind.
The group, operating under the agies of Enugu (USA) Association incorporated, said they decided to honour Dr. Nwoye, who is also a member of the organization with the award of “philanthropic and distinguished Services to Humanity and Enugu USA, “because of his immense contribution to the group and society at large.
Speaking during the 2017 annual national convention of the association in Enugu on Wednesday, the National President of the organization, Chief Chukwuma Ojukwu, said this year’s event marks the 19th edition of the conference.
According to him, “the motivation to bring this event to our homeland is driven by this singular philosophy of mine, which is anchored on the fact that the wellbeing of our people, their health, their access to quality education, and economic empowerment are my fundamental concern.
Ojukwu, added that “this is a major reason behind the choice of the theme for the conference which is “Delivering Good health care, Education and Youth/ Rural Women Empowerment for Enugu people”.
The president stressed that the theme was apt going by the alarming rate of poverty, sicknesses, inequality among other human challenges threatening the entire globe, including Enugu state and Nigeria.
Reacting to the award, the elated Enugu state APC boss expressed appreciation to the organization which he described as a foremost diaspora group in the state.
Nwoye called on others to emulate what the “Enugu USA Association incorporated has been doing in the last 19 years to improve the lots of the citizens.
Nwoye said: “This is a wonderful group made up of professionals, such as medical Doctors, lawyers, Engineers, among others, and they have continued to make serious impact on the lives of the people of the state in the areas of medical intervention, education and many more. I must sincerely say that they are the best export.
“They always come back home to give back to their homeland, they are the best export .Am most grateful and honoured by this award, coming from a very reputable organization as Enugu USA.
They have continued to make life meaningful for the people of our great state, via their various interventions, insisting that the organization remains the best among all diaspora groups.
The event was attended by prominent dignitaries from within and outside the state including Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Moses Oyediran, Enugu