Advisers of Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, under the aegis of OVI body of advisers yesterday hosted an interactive session wherein outstanding and notable Abians who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields were recognized and honoured.
In his opening remarks during the event, the chairman of the group and Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural Water Works, Mr. Collins Nwakanma stated that the gesture is aimed at encouraging and recognizing patriotic Abians and also spur other well to do Abians to think Abia first.
The interactive session which has the Governor of the state in attendance was an opportunity for the group to reel out their achievements and also tender the obstacles they face in their bid to carry out the duties for which they were appointed.
Top on the list of the Abians Honoured, is the No 1 Citizen of the state Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu who was bestowed with a sterling Award of Excellence, for his visionary leadership which is seeing Abia undergo a solid infrastructural revolution never witnessed before in the history of the state.
Also honoured was the Deputy Governor of Abia State, Rt. Hon. Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, for his rare supportive gestures, innate humility in service and strong team spirit which has brought an absolute peace in the administration of Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu.
Others include the Hon. Commissioner For Finance, Dr. Aham Uko, A renowned philanthropist and Security expert Amb. Chief Dr. Nzeribe Okegbue, The Director General of the Broadcasting Corporation of Abia state Mr Anyaso Anyaso, The Chairman of the body, Hon. Collins Nwakanma and Dr. Mrs Ngozi Erondu Ogbonna.
Also speaking, the secretary of the body and the immediate past commissioner for Boundary and Conflict resolution, Chief Imo Mascot Obike, stated that the ocassion was not just the usual award and recognition sessions but a painstaking attempt to reward the Igbo maxim of AKU RUO ULO.
High point of the event was a visit to the motherless babies home Ahiaeke as well as the school of the blind Afaraukwu.