Sunday, January 23

Ozigbo receives NUJ award of excellence

By: Isaac Ojo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo has bagged an award of excellence from the Anambra State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Awka.

While presenting the award to Ozigbo, former Chief of Staff to the Governor of Anambra State, Professor Stella Okunna, said Ozigbo deserves the honour because of his excellent leadership qualities.

“Ozigbo deserves this honour for the political leadership he has exhibited in many ways. May this be an inspiration to you and those who believe in you. This award should spur you to do more for Anambra, Nigeria and the world,” Professor Okunna said.

In his comment, Ozigbo thanked the South East Chapter of the NUJ led by Emmanuel Ifesinachi, for the recognition, urging them to take charge of the leadership selection process.

Ozigbo receives NUJ award of excellence
Valentine Chineto Ozigbo receiving NUJ Award of Excellence

“There is nothing as important as closing the leadership gap in Nigeria. Most times, we lament about the problems of Nigeria, but we do not discuss the solutions. We need to change our mindset and take full responsibility,” Ozigbo, a multiple-award-winning global CEO, said.

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“Let us focus on closing the leadership gap. Another election is before us, and we must ensure that we do not have another accident. I’m here to ask the media if they are ready to play their roles.

“Let us consciously orchestrate the emergence of our leaders and not always react to these issues when they happen. Let us explore what we can do to galvanise Nigerians to make the right decision,” Ozigbo added.

Valentine Ozigbo is the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, one of Africa’s largest and most diversified conglomerates.

In the run-up to the November 6 Anambra guber election, Ozigbo built a healthy relationship with the media community, endearing himself to the fourth estate and strengthening his reputation as a new generation leader.

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