ABIA FIRST LADY, THE SUN DMD RECEIVE AWARD TODAY
Abia State First Lady, Chief (Mrs.) Mercy Odochi Orji, is among illustrious Nigerians billed to receive the Achievers Award from Calvary Kingdom Church International in Lagos today. Her husband, Chief Theodore Orji, is expected as Special Guest of Honour at the event.
Chairman of the awards planning committee, Deaconess Abigail Ezeala, disclosed that the Achievers Award is given to prominent Nigerians who bring Christian virtues to bear on their various endeavours.
Apart from the Abia first lady, others to be honoured include Deacon (Dr.) Domingo Obende, Dr. Foster Ezenwa Ihejiofor, Mr. Sampson Uche Ogah, and Mr Femi Adesina, Deputy Managing Director of The Sun Newspapers.
The first edition of Achievers Award was held in 2005, and the five-year duration, Deaconess Ezeala says, 'is at the discretion of the Board of Trustees (BOT),' adding that it might become a bi-annual event soon, 'depending on the trustees.'
Speaking further on the awards, Ezeala says: 'They are in categories, and we look out for a lot of things. The fear of the Lord, how well the person has fared in his or her business or endeavour, and so on. That is why the event is held in the last quarter of the year, so that the year can be reviewed from the beginning.'
Chief (Mrs) Orji is being recognised for the many ways she has touched the lives of the poor and underprivileged in Abia State, while Adesina is honoured for his weekly column in Daily Sun, which the award organisers describe as 'widely read and often prophetic.'
The event holds at CKC Auditorium, Km 24, Badagry Expressway, Okokomaiko, Lagos, and Bishop and Rev. (Mrs) J. I. Ojo are the chief hosts.
Other activities lined up include music ministration, comedy, dance and drama. Categories of the award include Political leadership, Exemplary leadership, Dynamic leadership and Business Entrepreneur, among others.