The Abia State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Dr. Uzoma Elizabeth Emenike, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States of America, to embrace the national accolade bestowed on her as motivation for greater service to the fatherland.
Emenike, the first woman to be named Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, was among the host of Nigerians honored with national accolades on Tuesday in Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari. She received the national distinction of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
The Chairman of Abia APC, Dr. Kingsley Ononogbu, stated that the entire APC family in God’s Own State is in a state of jubilation due to the honor bestowed upon the Ambassador, who is the wife of Mr. Ikechi Emenike, the leader and governorship candidate of Abia APC.
“This is an honor well deserved. This award stands alone proudly witnessing your humility, hard work, and dedication to the service of our nation,” he said, adding, “This award makes you shine in midst of names and fame.”
Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, got the national award of Officer of the Order of the Niger, which was commended by the principal opposition party leader in Abia (OON).
He remarked that the third-term member, who represents Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency, was well-qualified for the national honor due to her excellent contribution to your constituency, Abia State, and Nigeria.
“I am pretty sure that this award will further inspire you to help more people and be more committed to both Abia State and National development,” he said.
“Keep going in your life and achieve all your dreams with your good heart and hard work,” Ononogbu added.
Ambassador Emenike and Hon. Onyejeocha were among the twelve Abia State residents who received national accolades in 2022.