The wife of the Governor, Dr. Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu has been presented with the award of the most supportive First Lady of the present administration by the Sun Newspaper Company Limited at Eko hotels and Suites Lagos.
Speaking after receiving the award, Dr. Mrs. Ikpeazu who expressed gratitude to the management of the Sun newspaper for the award, said Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is the pillar behind her achievements and assured that she will do more for humanity.
The wife of the Governor commended Abia women for their support in all her programmes and solicited for prayers.
In his speech, the Managing Director of the Sun newspaper Mr. Onuoha Ukeh said the Sun newspaper award was initiated to celebrate Excellence, resilience, diligence and the people that have made great impart in their various endeavours.
He noted that those that were selected for the 2021 nineteenth edition of the Sun newspaper award, were people that have contributed towards nation building.
In his remarks, the Chairman on the occasion, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, said he has followed the Sun award over the years noting that it has helped to change the narratives of the country in many ways and called for unity of purpose, peace and progress.
In an interview, a former Deputy Governor of the State, Chief Eric Acho Nwakanma extolled the wife of the Governor for the award which he said was based on her numerous giant strides, and advised other women in positions of authority to emulate her.
Our Government House Correspondent Vincent Okogbuo reports that the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan also received Political Icon Award of the year.