Honour for Emma Okorie, Living Word Academy primary school and others at IMO @40 commemorative Lecture and Community development Awards.

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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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PROFILE OF IKECHUKWU ANYANWU Ikechukwu Anyanwu is an Imo State born Nigerian. An Author, Public Speaker, Humanitarian, Blogger, Media Guru and Start-up Coach. He has inspired millions through Arise Africa Network Platform He Is Into Education, Media, Entertainment, Showbiz and Hospitality Industry. Having calved a nitche for himself as a leadership expert, human capital development and management consultant. He is currently the Chairman, Online Media practitioners Association of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter. Ceo Arise Africa Magazine, Founder Arise Africa Network – a non-profit organization. Face of Arise Africa, Managing Consultant GCFN Consult. Member, Imo State Bloggers Association. Ag National President, Association of Pageant CEO’s of Nigeria Human Resource Specialist and Leadership Coach with astute impact on many seeking to maximize their skills, intellectuals and innate potentials He has a track record of reproducing leaders and helping them to gain dominance within their nitch. Mr Anyanwu after a rich career that spanned for 18 years having worked as Human Resources Manger, Outlet Manager Rennys Foods Limited from 2004 – 2019, Management Consultant for various Quick Service Restaurants in Abuja, Enugu, Rivers State, Abia, Ebonyi, Kogi and Imo State is now focusing on helping young people to discover, develop their talents. He has built lots of platforms for young people of Africa to express their talents. He is passionate about writing, consulting, coaching and training. He blogs regularly via www.ariseafrika.com and has a thriving social media followership. He is a graduate of Sociology/Anthropology, Imo State University whose passion is to impart knowledge by educating, equipping and empowering young minds for the future. He is an alumni of Living Word Training Center He is also the West African Representative of All African Media Networks He is married to Mrs Carol Anyanwu and blessed with 3 sons.

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