Ifeanyi Ubah, Nigerian News

Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Ifeanyi Ubah (Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah), at the weekend received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Nigeria Alumni Association in recognition of his “distinguished and formidable contributions to issues in the National Assembly.”

According to a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja, Senator Ubah, who is the national leader of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, received the award on the occasion of the association’s 25th-year convention held at the weekend, at St. Cletus Catholic Church, Otolo Nnewi.

He thanked the association for recognising his effort towards discharging his legislative functions and reiterated his commitment to assisting Igbo economy through the instrumentality of the legislature, vowing to attract more quality projects and sponsor quality bills in the upper legislative chamber.

In the same vein, the lawmaker was also at the weekend conferred with the ‘Ide Egwuregwu’ (Pillar of Sports) award at the 2019 Thanos Sports Colloquium, in recognition of his efforts and contributions to the growth and development of sporting activities in Nigeria.

Receiving the award at an event attended by eminent personalities, Senator Ubah, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development, appreciated the organiSers for recognising his roles in the development of sporting activities and human capital advancement through football.

The lawmaker, who is the Founder/President of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Chairman of Anambra FA and President of Afri, also known as 1 Family-1 Football, therefore reaffirmed his commitment to use the instrumentality of legislation in attracting more development and partnership projects in the Nigerian sports industry through quality bills.

Thanos Sports Colloquium is an annual event championed to discuss issues affecting sports development and recognition of personalities who have immensely contributed to the growth of the industry.

In another development, he has promised to continually protect the interest of Ndi-Igbo in the Diaspora just as he commended the Igbo community in China for being good ambassadors of the South East region in particular and Nigeria in general.

Represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Gerald Udogu at the event organized by the executive members of Afaigboefuna Movement, China branch in Guangzhou, Senator Ubah, who is the founder of the Movement, commended them for the support given him throughout the election period, and for their commitment towards the promotion of peace and harmony among the Igbo community.

The lawmaker therefore urged Ndi-Igbo in China to imbibe the spirit of think home philosophy (aku luo onu) which he noted would help open up new economic frontiers and help improve the Igbo economy in the Eastern region.

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