By Pascal Chibueze
The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Anambra State Chapter, has honoured Comrade Abuchi Onwumelu of Fides Newspaper as the Youth Media Ambassador of the year 2019.
The award was presented to him during the 2019 maiden Local Government Young Leaders Conference held in Awka on Friday, 17 May, 2017.
Presenting the award the State Chairman of the Council, His Youthfulness, Comrade Egwuatu Samuel described Abuchi Onwumelu as a gifted journalist and a thoroughbred, noting that the awardee had used his media expertise and developmental journalism to reshaped and remodeled many youths in Anambra state
Comrade Egwuatu said that they found Comrade Onwumelu worthy of the award owing to his selfless contributions towards the development of Anambra State youths and Nigeria in general.
Speaking shortly after receiving the award, Comrade Abuchi Onwumelu expressed gratitude to God for His grace. He thanked the Catholic bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor for his fatherly love and care.
Onwumelu who dedicated what he described as uncommon award to all media professionals, trained and practicing journalists (Print and Broadcast media), Social media influencers, authors, writers, PR managers, OAPs, MCs and DJs all over the world thanked Fides Communications Management for the opportunity given to him to showcase his journalistic prowess.
Comrade Onwumelu also thanked his immediate boss and Editor-in-chief of Fides Newspaper, Hon. Jude Atupulazi for moulding him into a better journalist and a worthy ambassador of journalism profession both in Anambra and in Nigeria.
‘I don’t know why I cherish this my recent award more than the previous ones. Is it because it came from the youths? Oh yes, I cherish it more because Youths of Anambra State extraction led by His Youthfulness, Comrade Egwuatu Samuel came together to recognize and appreciate my little contribution towards making this earth planet a better living place through my media expertise and developmental journalism.
‘They found me worthy of their recognition. Who am I to be so honoured? May His Name Alone Be Praised. Let me use this opportunity to thank all those who came to felicitate with me last Friday at Jesse Hotel, Awka during the award presentation. I appreciate you all. Thanks and God bless you all, Onwumelu concluded.