Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The commissioner for environment in Anambra state Arch. Michael Maduakonam Okonkwo says that his philanthropic gestures and humanitarian services in Orumba-South local government area has earned him a chieftaincy title endorsed by the Orumba-South traditional institution.
The former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Awka Capital Territory Development Authority said although the honour bestowed on him was a welcome development he didn’t feel it was time for him to earn such prestigious traditional title from his local government of origin.
Okonkwo who hails from Ihite in Orumba-South council area told our correspondent in Awka that his activities and civic responsibilities in his community and beyond identified him as best amongst equals and placed him at a vantage position for the recognition accorded him by the traditional rulers of his local government area.
The commissioner explained that it was not in his character and personality to seek accolades but his passion for selfless service could not be overstressed as he believed that people need directions to be on the path of success.
He said helping to develop his rural community through the development of human infrastructure and provision of basic amenities were necessary prerequisites for his country home Ihite and the entire local government noting that the chieftaincy title conferred on him by the traditional institution of Orumba-South would spur him to further contribute his token to rural development in the area.