Obi hails Okigbo, Chidubem Obi, Akunyili over international honour

By Valentine Amanze

The Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has praised three illustrious citizens of Anambra State who were celebrated globally for their professional and intellectual excellence, recently.

The Founder of Nextier, a Consulting Firm based in Abuja, Mr Patrick Okigbo, who hails from Ojoto in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State was named one of the 12 professionals selected worldwide to serve for One year as Senior Fellows at John Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, while Dr. Chidubem Obi, from Ifitedunu in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State was celebrated as the best overall student in Russia’s oldest and most Prestigious Medical School.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, the daughter of the late Prof Dora Akunyili, was also honoured by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as one of the 2020 Great Immigrants into the United States.

The award, which recognizes an extraordinary group of immigrants, who have made notable contributions to the progress of American society, celebrated Njideka Akunyili Crosby for her numerous landmark achievements in the United States.

Obi, in a statement, described the trio as distinguished persons, who through hard work and diligence, have brought honour to themselves and dignity to the nation.

Besides,he hailed them for excelling in their professional and intellectual endeavours, which he said, was a visible sign of their global positive contributions to excellence.

His words: “Your achievements are due to your hardwork and dedication, and you have all made yourselves, your families, our state and Nigeria proud”, he said.

Obi called on Nigerians, especially the youths to learn from the achievements of the trio, fashion their lives to productive endeavours and continue to improve on their skills and talents while contributing positively to society.

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