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Greenfield Estate Leaders bag Humanitarian Service Awards

Chibuzo Ihegboro

Some leaders of Greenfield Estate in Ago, Okota, in Oshodi-Isolo Local Council of Lagos State have been conferred with Humanitarian Service Awards by a Non-Governmental Organisation, Naija Police and U. 

The awards were presented to the recipients recently at a well-attended end-of-the-year party of the estate.

The awardees include the Chairman of the Estate, High Chief Monday N. C. Akunna (Ukwa Achinaka 1 Na Ihitenansa), in recognition of his exceptional administrative ingenuity and philanthropy and the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Estate, Chief Ifeanyi Ezike, in recognition of his diligence and forthrightness in providing security in the estate.

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Also honoured was the President of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Chief Afam Chukwuma (Oweta Onyeora Awka Etiti), in recognition of his contribution to the development of maritime transportation in the country and his astute leadership of NAGAFF.

According to the Executive Director of Naija Police and U, Christine Onwuachumba, the awardees emerged through a painstaking process, adding that all of them were making great impacts on the society.

She explained that the organisation is a non-profit platform managed by a group of seasoned media practitioners drawn from reputable media organisations in Nigeria to help, among other things, in achieving a stable society by creating a friendly Nigeria Police Force that meets the yearnings and aspirations of the citizens.

She added that the organisation has a culture recognising and celebrating Nigerians from different walks of life that are making great impacts on people to achieve a better society.

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“In 2021, we honoured some people, who have stood out in lifting people, and also partnering with the police through funding and other supports,” she added.  One of the awardees, Akunna, said the honour meant so much to him.

His words:  “This award means a lot to me. What makes it very fascinating is that it was given to me on a day residents of the estate is having their general meeting and end of year party. If they had conferred this award on me elsewhere, not many residents would have heard about it but majority of residents witnessed the ceremony today. So, I am very happy that the people that elected me to lead them were on ground to witness the honour conferred on me.

“The award speaks to the kind of leadership we have been providing in this estate.  Under my leadership, we have been able to massively expand the interlocking of streets in this estate, which began during the tenure of my predecessor, Chief Nnanna Achiugo.

“We have bought a car and many motorcycles to ensure proper security surveillance of the estate. We are also collaborating actively with the police to secure this estate. We have also taken the Estate Plaza Project to an appreciable level. Even though I have received many awards in the past, this one means a lot to me because I believe I deserve it.”

He added that going forward, he would partner more with the police to secure the estate “because the award is actually coming from an organisation that is collaborating with the police.”