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A renowned Philanthropist and International business mogul, Ozonkpu, Dr. Onyeka Ifekandu, has expressed concerns over the state of insecurity in the country.
The Wellfarist , who is also the Eze Ndigbo in Lagos Island, therefore, called upon the Federal Government to consider declaring a state of emergency in Security sector, so as not to erode the confidence of international investors.
Dr. Ifekandu spoke at Ogba in Lagos State, last Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, where he was bestowed with the prestigious National Media Community Award, NCMA.
He said,”Iam Eze [Dr] Onyeka Ifekandu a.k.a Eze anaemenkili. This title means a King that lives by example. l don’t indulge in crime or contraband or any illegal business. I obey the laws of the State and the country. I have been in this particular business for over thirty years and God has been faithful with me. I import, sell tailoring accessories and tailors are our major customers”.
“My major concern like any Nigerian is security. It is true that this present government is trying to bridge the gap of insecurity in the country but they should do more because security is a real cankerworm in our society. However, it is making the people not to have a rest of mind. l am in a haste to go home because l hate driving in traffic. The miscreants use that opportunity to attack people and it gets worst when you don’t have anything to offer them, they can even shoot the person not knowing if he or she doesn’t have anything to offer them”.On his to his people, he said “My message to Ndi Igbo community is that they should be law-abiding knowingfully that we are sojourners here in Lagos State while the main aborigines who are the Yorubas are very accommodating. l would say that among all the ethnic groups in Nigeria they (Yorubas) are the best because l have been to other tribes. My children are products of public schools when President Tinubu was the governor of Lagos State. l never paid any school fees and they all made their papers”.While expressing his gratefulness to the Organizers, he said,”Fantastic! To me, the award is a call for more hard work because l have received so many awards in the past. But, l hold this one ( award) in high esteem. l appreciate it so much because the media community recognized all my efforts to contribute to the progress and development of our community. I have also received other awards from NGOs, Universities etc. Candidly speaking, this award is special and l will be glad to partner with media award organizers in the nearer future”.As a grassroots icon and Traditional Royal Leader, he was honored for his astute,remarkable and extra Ordinary community leadership role and humanitarian outreach in Lagos Island and Anambra State.
Eze Ndigbo , who is a proud holder of Bachelor of Science, BSC in banking and Finance, is also the Chief Executive Officer, CEO three fast growing companies.
As a notable Philanthropist of no small measure, Eze Ifekandu, popularly known as “Ozonkpu”, has lived peacefully with his host Community in the last 30 years, where he has executed his business vision and acumen in the Yoruba land he has sojourned.
No wonder the peace loving Royal Father, during his speech after receiving the merit award, enjoined all Igbo Speaking community and residents, to imbibe the culture of living in peace with their host Community.
Ozonkpu , therefore,advised Igbo residents not to rob shoulders with their host but to always identify Socially, culturally and politically with Yorubas for a greater peaceful settlement and cohabitation.
He was honored with the NMCA, in recognition and acknowledgement of his outstanding contributions , Sterling qualities ,especially for his commitment to excellence and impeccable scholarship program for the indigent Federal University students, through his Ezendigbo Welfare Foundation.
Eze Ifekandu, has also received multiple recognitions and awards,as a business mogul and mercurial traditional Ruler, who has made a significant impact on the value chain of genuine business in Nigeria.
His company, has consistently maintained a solidified position in the industry, extending its influence beyond the borders of the country.
One of the key factors contributing to Eze Njubigbo’s success is his unwavering commitment to integrity and professionalism. As a trained business mogul, he brings a unique skill set to the his business, ensuring a seamless and trouble-free experience for clients. His company reflects the genuine and hassle-free transactions associated with his kind of ventures.
This added to part of the reasons, NMCA organizers, recognized his exceptional track record, chose to honor him for his outstanding display of integrity and a high level of respect for humanity.
The award underscores his dedication to maintaining a reputable integrity in all aspects of his professional and personal life.
The King, expressed gratitude for the recognition, stating that it serves as a testament to the hard work and commitment of his Scholarship team .
He emphasized his ongoing commitment to providing quality representation of Ndigbo and service , reaffirming his mission to offer excellent service delivery and contribute positively to the landscape in Nigeria.
As a recipient of the National Media Community Award, Ifekandu ,stands as a beacon of excellence in Nigeria , setting a standard for integrity, professionalism, and outstanding national Solidarity,cohension and unity.