By: Ike Philip AbiagomCommunity Newspaper Publishers under the aegis of Association of Community Newspaper Publishers of Nigeria (ACNPN), as part of activities marking the Press Week of the Publishers in Delta State, will honour the Sir Chuks Okonji(Omelora),Idewu Okeze,Mrs Tonia Akindele,Delta Trust Mortgage Bank and others with special awards.
This was revealed by the Publishers Media Week Committee Chairman, Comrade (Dr) Felida Essi, while unveiling the activities of the week-long ceremony.
Sir Okonji the Delta State House of Assembly aspirant for the Oshimili North Constituency on the platform of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), will be given an Award as the Community Newspaper Publishers “MAN OF THE YEAR” for his numerous achievements and magnanimous philanthropic life style ,while Idewu Okeze will also receive an Award of Excellence in Grassroots Human Capacity Building in Nigeria and Mrs Tonia Akindele will received Humanitarian Services award on Health.
Delta Trust Mortgage Bank limited, bagged “Corporate Social Responsibility and Motgage Bank Award”, which the association described as well deserved.The Publishers Media Week Committee Chairman, Comrade (Dr) Felida Essi,said the Association had keenly monitored the activities of the Mortgage Bank in Delta State and decided to reward it to encourage the firm to do more in its areas of Mortgage and Housing in Delta State.
Comrade Essi as a watchdog of the society, the Community Newspaper Publishers would continue to appreciate those adding values to humanity and commended the Managing Director of Delta Trust Mortgage Bank limited, Mrs Ruby Okoro for being a leading light in the housing development of the state.
According to Dr Essi,the award, which holds during a November 10, will be preceded by a public lecture to be delivered by human rights activist, Provost Emeritus, Dr Ignatius Nwanze Ezoem, Executive Assistant to the Governor on Education Monitoring.
He will speak on “2023 General Elections: The Roles of the Media and Security Agencies, Challenges and Prospects”with Professor Emmanuel Achenu, Rector, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-uku as Chairman while Okowa, who is the special guest of honour will declare the lecture open.
Meanwhile, the State Chairman of the ACNPN ,Comrade Jude Obiemeyego, is the Chief host of the day.
Activities for the Publishers Week also included road work and visit to the Orphanage and old peoples home in Warri , Asaba and Ibusa.