From Princely Onyenwe
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has described Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday, as deserving of every honour from family, friends and well wishers alike.
The Governor stated this during his speech after the Thanksgiving Service at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) Owerri.
His Excellency recalled Chief Iwuanyanwu’s effort in making the Imo State Airport a reality when it was like an aberration for States to own airports in the country.
The Governor took time to extol Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu over his numerous selfless service to the people of Igbo land and Nigeria as a whole. His Excellency further linked the celebration of Iwuanyanwu to his goodwill across the nation.
Governor Hope Uzodimma who graced the occasion with his wife, Chief Barr. (Mrs) Chioma Uzodimma, the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prof. Placid Njoku and other Government officials, expressed appreciation to the numerous dignitaries who came to celebrate the iconic nationalist.
“Let me, therefore, appreciate in a very special way those who were in Owerri over the weekend to celebrate this iconic figure.
“I thank our caring President, Muhammadu Buhari for his sincere goodwill message. I equally appreciate former President Goodluck Jonathan for being physically present at the lecture. The guest lecturer, Dr. Nnia Nwodo was at his cerebral best. I didn’t expect anything less. Our own brother, General Ike Nwachukwu (rtd) was also there in flesh and blood. For those who also sent representations, you also deserve my regards. All of us working together gave Ahaejigamba a deserving birthday present,” the Governor said.
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