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Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has lauded some of the awards which had been recently received by some Nigerian citizens while describing the national honours award which had been bestowed on the notable Nigerians, including Igbo sons and daughters, by President Muhammadu Buhari as well deserved.
Ohanaeze had also revealed that it had been delighted and elated that some notable Igbo sons and daughters made the national honours award list. This had been contained in a statement signed by Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide.
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He described the honour bestowed upon Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and their Ebonyi State counterpart, David Umahi, as well as Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the DG World Trade Organization, as well deserved.
“We salute these eminent Igbo sons and daughters in a very special way of 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 among the comity of nations. As the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, she has not let us down.
“We are also proud of other Igbo leaders, industrialists and businessmen, Igwe Prof. Laz Ekwueme, Dr. Allen Onyema, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, among others, for making the list,” Okwu said.
In another report, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has declared its readiness to mobilise the Igbo and other residents in the South East to participate fully in the 2023 national population and housing census.
Its National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Alex Ogbonnias made the disclosure during the National Population Commission (NPC) stakeholders’ summit for the 2023 census in Enugu. He urged people of the region to ensure they were part of the civic exercise next year.
Ogbonnia pointed out that the call was to avoid the possibility of suppressing the population of the region, which could lead to denying them their fair share of allocation in the country.