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Orji dedicates Housing Governor of the Year Award to victims of Abuja blasts

By Wale Odunsi

Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, during the eight Abuja Housing Show awards emerged as the Housing Governor of the Year.

Governor Orji while receiving the award at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, dedicated it to the victims of the bomb blasts that rocked Emab Plaza in Wuse 2 which left over 20 people dead and many others injured.

The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Housing, Prince K. O. Mgbeahuru, at the ceremony organized by FESadeb Communications Limited, said the blasts that killed innocent Nigerians who were mainly traders forced him to boycott the award ceremony at the last minute.

He expressed joy at the honour bestowed on him and promised to complete the legacy projects started by his government.

Orji also pledged not to relent in the delivery of democracy dividends to Abians.

The Programme Coordinator, Mr. Festus Adebayo, said the award to Abia State Governor Chief Theodore Orji, is in recognition of the governor's laudable achievement in the housing sector.

According to him, the award is targeted at rewarding excellence in the housing and construction sectors of the economy.

Dignitaries from all walks of life including hundreds of Abians attended the ceremony.

Sixteen other personalities and organizations also received awards at the well-attended event.