The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Uche Ekwunife, PhD, has been honoured with a meritorious award by Blessed Iwene Tansi Igbo Community of Catholic Church of the Assumption, Asokoro, Abuja. The award was bestowed upon the Senator in recognition of her continuous immeasurable contributions to community building and selfless service to humanity. This was disclosed in a press statement by Mr Kingsley Ubani, SA Media to Senator Uche Ekwunife.
The Igbo Catholic Community of the Parish is a faith based Christian group rooted in the Catholic faith aimed at promoting their spiritual, social and cultural lives.
Presenting the award, the Chairman of the Blessed Iwene Tansi Igbo Community, Amb. Dr. P.K Njoku (KSJI), extolled Ekwunife’s commitment to the progress and growth of the Church, adding that the Ugwumba Ndigbo award provides them the opportunity to recognise and say “thank you” to the Senator for her great achievements in leadership and service to humanity.
Explaining why Ekwunife was chosen to be honoured with the award, Amb. Dr. Njoku described the quitessential Senator as an outstanding lawmaker who has distinguished herself as one of the Igbos finest exports, adding that her strides in the National Assembly and contributions to the church is worthy of recognition and celebration.
Responding, Ekwunife thanked the members of the group for the award, noting that she feels humbled by the gesture. She commended the Igbo community for their roles in the growth and progress of the church, adding that the award serves like a tonic for her to do more for humanity.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation who has in the last few months been a recipient of numerous awards for her contributions in the society further noted that she would continue to offer the best representation for the peace and development of the country, noting that she would not take the support of the group for granted.
“I reassure everyone who has continued to support my quest in providing quality representation and selfless service to the society that I will not relent and will continue to do my best to make the world a better place” the grassroots-friendly lawmaker concluded.