Monarch, Others Laud Uzodimma Over Public Service Award


A cross-section of the people of Imo State has lauded the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma over the award of excellence in public service conferred on him by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The Chairman, Ben Uwajumogu College of Education, Onitcha Uboma, HRH Eze Oliver Ohanweh said he was not surprised at the award because “Governor Uzodimma exemplifies selfless character and passion for humanity.”

The Chairman of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in Imo State, Willie Okoliogwo described Governor Uzodimma as “the most iconic Governor of the South East.”

On her part, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Vulnerable Group, Nkechi Ugwu said the award was both earned and deserved.

She said; “Everyone knows of His Excellency’s dedication to a better Imo and posterity will be kind to him.”

The media community was not left out in pouring encomiums on the governor. 

According to the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Imo State Chapter, Chris Akaraonye, “this award justifies His Excellency’s wonderful achievements in Imo State, especially in road construction and rehabilitation.” 

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Another prominent Imo indigene, Beneth Nwokejiobi congratulated Governor Uzodimma and described the award as “most deserving.”

He said he was not in doubt that “Imo people will be the ultimate beneficiary of Governor Uzodimma’s transparent, open, selfless and committed government.”

The Chief Political Adviser/ Head of Political Bureau to the Governor, Enyinnaya Onuegbu summarises the essence of the honour done the governor.

Onuugbu said: “The commitment of an elected official to implementing due process in leadership guarantees the delivery of quality democracy dividends to the people, ensures a secure and happy society to the glory of God. Senator Hope Uzodimma is simply an icon in leadership.”

During the conferment of the award, the SGF, Boss Mustapha noted that NEAPS was instituted to recognize hard work and purposeful leadership that is geared towards development of Nigeria.

He reiterated that the award was given out to individuals who have distinguished themselves in public service in Nigeria at the federal, state and community levels.

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President Muhammadu Buhari who also attended the award ceremony commended the Office of the SGF for the initiative and reiterated the need to accord due recognition to those who have, through their offices, impacted the lives of the people.

While former President Goodluck Jonathon was honoured with an award on peace building, President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila were recognized for parliamentary excellence.  

Since assumption of office in January 15, 2020, Governor Uzodimma is reported to have been rendering transparent and open (accountable) governance, taking into consideration the fact that a corrupt system cannot deliver dividends of democracy to the people


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