It was a gathering of who is who in the Academia as the Executive director National Root Crops Research Institute, (NRCRI) Umudike, Prof Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi ,was honoured as a PAUL HARRIS FELLOW of the Rotary club,in appreciation of his valuable contributions to the development of humanity.
Decorating the Executive director, the District Governor Elect of Rotary district 9142 Mrs. Grace Okoro and Mr. Chika Ekwueme of Rotary Club Awka, explained that the award was bestowed on Prof Ukpabi in appreciation of his Charity works, Humility and sound public relations, which he has brought to bear in his dealings with the public.
According to the District Governor Elect , Prof Ukpabi has represented the attributes of core Paul Harris fellow and called on those in leadership positions to emulate the Academic and wished him in his future endeavours.
Responding, the Executive director of NRCRI UMUDIKE Prof Ukpabi Joseph Ukpabi dedicated the award to God for giving him the grace for quality Service, and appreciated his colleagues for their contributions to making his service Years credible and successful.
Prof. Ukpabi further called on the public to assist the Rotary Club International in its laudable visions and appreciated the Club for recognizing Value and quality Service.
Correspondent reports that both Staff and Management of the NRCRI UMUDIKE witnessed the Award ceremony.