Three years after the formal presentation/book launch of the Who Is Who In Anambra State (first edition)
The Formal Book Presentation/Launching of the Who is Who in Anambra State (First Edition) was held on Saturday 22nd June,2013 at the Choice Hotels Limited Awka.
Today marks three years after the event.
With deepest sense of gratitude, I thank Almighty God, the Author and the Finisher of my life and existence.
He (God) always brings all good works he started in us to fruition.
I am a living testimony of what the power of God and the grace (unmerited favour) of God can do in our lives.
To God, I owe all things. Totus tuos.
Interestingly, the making of this reference Book which I started in the year 2008 was both tasking and uplifting.
There were times I had wanted to quit the Book Project. God kept me on.
There were highly placed people in government who didn’t want such a reference Book to be published by a young person of my age.
They tried all they could to frustrate me but God was with me. This is one of the challenges we face as youths in Nigeria.
There were many other challenges I met in the course of packaging this work, during the preparation for Book Presentation and after the Book Presentation.
On a note of appreciation, I thank the four notable Ndi Anambra that graciously wrote the Foreword to this reference Book and they are:
1. His Excellency Dr. Alex I. Ekwueme GCFR ( Former Vice-President of Nigeria),
2. Dr. Dozie Ikedife OON (former President-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide),
3. Hon. Chief Mbazulike Amechi (First Republic Honourable Minister of Aviation/Transport) and,
4. His Excellency Okwadike Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife CON (first Civilian Executive Governor of Anambra State).
These respected men cared, supported and assisted me. I cannot thank them enough.
They are among the few notable Nigerians who really love to assist hardworking and creative youths.
I thank once more both His Excellency Dr Alex I. Ekwueme GCFR and His Excellency Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife CON for Co-chairing the Book Presentation Ceremony.
The former Executive Governor of Anambra State His Excellency Chief Peter Obi(Okwute Ndigbo) was represented by Chief Sir Jude Emecheta (Nwachinaemelu).
My appreciation goes to Prof. Boniface C. E Egboka (immediate past Vice-Chancellor of UNIZIK) who played the role of the Chairman of my Book Presentation/Organizing Committee.
I thank the members of the Book Presentation Committee which includes; Hon. Barr. Pauly Onyeka (immediate past Honourable Member Representing Ekwusigo Constituency), Mr. Dave Onwuchekwa, Chisco Group Limited, Ven.Dr G Agba, etc. My heartfelt thanks goes to Chief Dr. Vincent Obianodo (Chairman Young Shall Grow Motors Limited, Mr. Femi Adesina(former Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief Sun newspaper and presently Special Adviser to the President on Media/Publicity), Prof. Norbert and Prof Angelina Okoye, ANCOPPS Executives led by the then President Sir Godfrey Ajiba, National Council of Women Societies(NCWS), Chief Dr. Kindness Ogom Ezeanyaeche-Melchisalem (Anyanwu Ututu Ndigbo n’America, the Amaya of Cherokee Tribe Indiana USA and the Amazon of Brazil), His Lordship Rt. Rev. Prof. G I. N. Okpala (Anglican Bishop of Nnewi Diocese), Chief Dom and Chief Dr. Mrs Katia Ekesi (Omelora Abatete), Hon. Chief Sylva Nwobu Alor(Onwa Agulu, Former Special Adviser to the Governor on Motor Parks and Markets), Barr. Mrs Anthonia Tabansi Okoye (Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Works), Chief Dr. Simon Nsobundu Okeke(Former Chairman Police Service Commission), Prof. A.U. John-Kamen (Onowu Ihembosi and Vice–President Anambra State Council of Traditional Prime Ministers), Prof J. Ogbuagu(Provost Federal College of Education Technical Umunze), High Chief G Okoye (representative of HRM. Obi Gibson Nwosu, Eze Uzu Awka), Chief Dr Chidi Anyaegbu (Chairman Chisco Group Limited), Chief Chika Okpal a(Zebrudaya Okorigwe Nwogbo alias 4:30), Senator Onyeabo C Obi (BOT Member PDP), Hon. Justice Eugene Ubaezuonu(former Justice of the Court of Appeal), Chief Dr. Anthony Obiora Chukwuka(Eziafakaego, Chairman Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited), Mrs Yvonne Isichei(Director Keystone Bank Plc), Knights of Saint John International and their Ladies, Engr. Emeka Nzewi, Prof. Amobi Ilika(former Honourable Commissioner for Health), Most Rev. Dr. Maxwell Anikwenwa, Prof. Stella Okunna, Dr. Ngozi Dunu, Mr. Azubuike Nkala, my parents Hon. Sir and Lady A.B.C Adibe(KSJI) and my siblings(Cres ,Hilda, Picasso and Pamela), Raymond Chisom Adibe Esq, Mr Austin Anagbaoso (Director ASOP Frontline Limited Abuja)…
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