By Dennis Agbo

The Rotary Club International of Ikate, Lagos, District 9110, has presented a Leadership Award of Excellence to the Leader of Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Ikechukwu Ezeugwu.

Presenting the award at the Lagos Country Club, during the installation ceremony of their new president, Rotn. Ugochukwu Egesionu, the president of Rotary Club of Ikate said the award was in recognition of Ezeugwu’s “Excellence in leadership and Service to Humanity.”

He added that “Rotary Club has been following all your good deeds and the testimonies abound both on the social media and off the Internet. We want to congratulate you, identify with you and encourage you to do more because we in Rotary appreciate you.”

Rotn. Egesionu also appealed with the lawmaker to partner with Rotary Club which he said carry out a lot of humanitarian activities for the betterment of the society.

In his speech while receiving the award, the Lawmakers who represents Udenu State Constituency appreciated the Rotary club for the honour, adding that it was one award he has great regards for.

“The best things in life can never be bought with money. There are so many awards I don’t bother receiving because of the monetary attachment to them but this one is different, I thank you and I thank God for the opportunity. I least expected this coming all the way from Lagos to me in Enugu. I am humbled and challenged to do more.”

Speaking about his humanitarian activities, Ezeugwu stressed that “we’re just pencils in the hands of God and I decided to identify with you because we share a common purpose; helping humanity. I understand that we must be our brother’s keeper because God cannot come down to do certain things for humanity.”

The lawmaker was accompanied to the event by friends and relatives, including; Engr Emmanuel Ezeugwu, FNSE, Barristers Frank Agbedo, Jeff Eze, Sam Otoboeze, Pharmacist Ogugua Ezeilo and Chief Nicholas Ogbonna.

Other awardees included: Hon. Tajudeen Oriyomi Ajide, Chief Richmond Hope Macgrey, Engr. Enorense Amadasu, Dominic Chukwuemeka, Edwin Okoro and Arinze Odiari.

Ezeugwu through his foundation; ‘Ikechukwu Ezeugwu Scholarship Foundation,’ has offered scholarships to many indigent students, renovated schools and a lot more in improving the standard of education. His scholarship scheme has produced over 50 graduates, including medical doctors.

Recently, he expanded his scholarship programme to accommodate students from entire five South East States and also donated to a vehicle to the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, South East zone.

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