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8/01/2018

NRCS HONOURS NGIGE, SOLUDO, PETE EDOCHIE, NGOZI EZEONU, OTHERS


It was celebration galore at the weekend as prominent personalities from Anambra State and Nigeria who were believed to have assisted the Nigerian Red Cross Society, NRCS, in Anambra State in the service to humanity and provision of assistance to the most vulnerable, were decorated and invested with befitting honours by the Anambra State chapter of NRCS.

Among those honoured under the category of Pillar of solferino for humanity were the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige; former Central Bank Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo; two movie actors, Pete Edochie and Bob-Manuel Udokwu, as well as star actress, Lady Ngozi Ezeonu.

Those honoured under the category of Grant royal fathers of humanity were the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe; Igwe Kenneth Orizu of Nnewi and Igwe Gibson Nwosu of Awka, while Igwe Christopher Idigo of Aguleri, Igwe Ben Emeka of Umueri, Igwe Innocent Obodoakor of Agulu, Igwe Roland Odegbo, Igwe Elias Nneli of Umueje and Igwe Alex Onyido of Ogidi were honoured under the category of Royal fathers of humanity.

 Those also honoured under the Pillar of solferino for humanity were Alhaji Abubakar Kende, Secretary-General, NRCS; Barr. Oforbike Nwobodo, international delegate from International Federation of Red Cross; Tim Filip Ross, delegate, ICRC, Port Harcourt Zone; Prof. Greg Nwakoby, Vice-chancellor, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU; among others.

Speaking at the occasion, Justice Obidigwe, state chairman of NRCS who observed a minute silence for our brothers and sisters who died in fire disasters and other circumstances, highlighted some of their pressing needs as ambulance vehicles, pick up vans, first aid boxes, blankets, plastic buckets, plastic cups and plates, spoons, medicaments and stretchers.

Obidigwe who retired as Chief Judge of Anambra State, commended members of Anambra State House of Assembly and its Speaker, Hon. Rita Maduagwu for their peaceful and cordial relationship with the executive arm of the state government, maturity and diligent legislative functions which led to the accelerated deliberations on the 2018 budget and their articulated constituency projects.

 Also speaking, the Vice- Chairman, Prof. Katchy commended Governor Willie Obiano, the grand patron of NRCS, Anambra State chapter and his wife, Ebele, the Mother-General for their wonderful performances.

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