Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese has honoured the lawmaker representing Onitsha-North 2 State Constituency in the 6th Anambra State House of Assembly Hon. Edward Obiefuna Ibuzo for his immense contributions to the church and humanity in general.
The honour was bestowed on him by the Archbishop of the Onitsha Catholic Diocese Dr. Valerian Okeke during the stakeholders fund raising ceremony and luncheon held at Shanahan hall of the Cathedral Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha Anambra State.
The apparently elated lawmaker while responding to the award, said he has made enormous contributions to the church and to humanity especially as it concerns giving succour and lifeline to the needy and the downtrodden in the society.
Ibuzo noted that he has made impact on the inmates of the Nigerian Prisons Service Onitsha through the provision of computers and other facilities to enable the inmates to acquire skills as well as the enablement for self-development.
The lawmaker also stated that he made useful contributions to the establishment of vocational cum skill acquisition centres at the Onitsha prisons which falls within his constituency.
Ibuzo in the course of his remarks, made it clear that the Catholic church made him and it was incumbent on him to give back to the church and humanity in general.
The lawmaker, who said he would dedicate the award to God for his mercy and compassion upon his life, explained that one of the virtues of a good Christian was doing corporal work of mercy, taking care of the sick, the needy and downtrodden in the society.
He therefore emphasised that the award given to him by the Catholic Church has spurred him into more positive actions to ameliorate the plight of those bereft of means of livelihood, adding that he would be more involved in charity works henceforth.
The lawmaker also noted that his human development initiatives in Onitsha-North 2 State Constituency endeared him to the people which was the remote reason they insisted on his return to the State House of Assembly in 2019.