Honour for Emma Okorie, Living Word Academy primary school at IMO @40
commemorative Lecture and Community development Awards.
For Bro Emma Okorie President Living Word Ministries, Chancellor Rhema University and pupils of Living Word Academy primary school it was a time to revel in the love and warm reception of Imolites during 40th Anniversary of Imo state which was marked with a Commemorative lecture and Community Development Awards.
For having proven his mettle in education, religious, private and public sectors and contributions to socio economic advancement of South east. The organizers of the GCFN consult and Nigerian Eye Newspapers partnered with civic groups to roll out the drums to honor Emma Okorie as a way of encouraging others to always toe the path of honor, Integrity, Justice, equity, fairness, excellent leadership and transformational mentoring.
It was an event that attracted dignitaries from within and outside the state, including captains of industries, educationist , technocrats, politicians, civil group leaders who came out to honour our beloved daddy Emma Okorie with Lifetime Achievements Awards, Living Word Academy primary school also emerged Best Primary school – a school he founded.
At the event which was held at IMO CONCORDE HOTEL OWERRI on the 18th of June 2016 various brands, illustrious sons and daughters of Imo, South Eastern leaders were equally recognized.
The state Governor, Rochas Okorocha was represented by Hon Ibeh the Commissioner of Youths , Sports & Information and was among the Awardee The Governor\’s wife Nneoma Rochas Okorocha bagged award for her humanitarian services via She Needs a Roof Project, Girl Child Summit, Skills Aquisition Centers. other dignitaries and Awardee includes: Daddy Hezekiah of Living Christ Mission, Nkwa Group, Dr A.C Ejiaku , Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Late Dee Sam Mbakwe, Dr Amb Kema Chikwe, Chief Frank Nneji, Hon Tony Offiah, Hon Chike Okafor, Dr Emma Okeson Prof BEB Nwoke, Bar Marcel Ogwuegbu, Hon Ugonna Ozuruigbo, Cliff Ayozie, Chief Emeka Inyama, Evans Obi, Tonnex Chukwu, IOC Walter , Osita Oparaugo etc while Institution and brands like Imo state University, Rennys Foods, Linus Word Academy, Mountain Crest Schools, House of Freeda, Rochas Foundation college, Full moon HOTEL, Shirley Supremo, Ibari Ogwa, Gistgate.com, Zanders Fm, IOC Walter, Hair Forest were all recognized and honored.
The organizers x-rayed heroes, statesmen, entrepreneurs, community leaders, educationist and brands whose vision, tenacity and hardwork is transforming the South East community into a better place to live, do business and raise families.
The organizers of the event GCFN consult, Nigerian Eye Newspapers, Leadership Development Foundation for Civic Literacy and other youths has decided that they would establish \”Emma Okorie Center for Excellent Leadership and Mentorship\”
According to Mr Ik Anyanwu during a media chat he informed the public that “ we will be holding Emma Okorie Annual Public Lecture , release \”My Mentor & I\”a book written in honor of a true living legend of our time, our spiritual Mentor and the man who triggered the inward fire in our lives by discovering, developing and harnessing properly our latent talents from early 90s when we came in contact with Bro Emma till date. He has always been there to provide us with guidance, direction and right counsel . He is a mentor and not a tormentor. This is what is missing in the life of our youths.
According to the Guest Lecturers Prof BEB Nwoke former Vc Imsu, Prof Adaobi Obasi Vc Imsu, Rev Fr prof Philip Ogbonna, Prof Chidi Osuagwu, Mr Cliff Ayozie and Dr MacGinger Ibeneme all spoke at the event.
In a brief media chat with NTA, Itv, Nigerian Eye Tv, Afrcan Herald , Frontline Express, National Gazette, Trumpeter, Nigerian Newsbreak, Newswatch, gistgate.com, Elitism6. com, Imo State Online.com and Central News the Project Director Mr Ikechukwu Anyanwu while responding to question why the event?
He explained \” There is need to steer the youths away from negative influences. who are behind these agitations? aggressive demonstrations which has lead to loss of lives and properties? It is the youths. Who where at the fore front when we we negotiated with the colonial masters for our independence? its also the youths but today the young people are being relegated to the background. We are used for violence, thuggery, armed robbery, arson, kidnapping and all forms of vices. It\’s about time we come together to ensure that the youths are well guided so as to secure the future of Imo, South East, Nigeria and Afrika. \”
He went on to point out that we have very few leaders like Emma Okorie to look up to. Ensuring that we have civic literacy will be beneficial to the government too because they would have citizenry that will key in to opportunities that abounds. furthermore he charged the public that enough of the complains. if we want a better Imo, South East or Nation, we need to create it. it will not just happen. we should not be tied to our past but to our potentials. He promised the public that the lectures shall be reproduced for the public to be properly enlightened and craved the indulgence of the general public to support this initiative.
The event held successfully and is being talked about as the biggest and most glamorous event in Owerri.
You can sponsor this public lecture on Analyzing the Future of South East Socio-Political Persuasions in Todays Nigeria the way Forward which will be taken across all the south eastern states.
Pls call to book copies of the videos, cds of the Lecture 08037512288
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