A stalwart of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Aguata LGA, Hon. Kevin Onyema, has been honoured with an Excellent Entrepreneurial/Community Service Award. Onyema, a House of Assembly aspirant for Aguata 11 State Constituency in the just concluded 2019 general elections, received the award at the Maiden Aguata Day Celebration held at the Aguata Local Government Secretariat, Ekwulobia.
Addressing newsmen Hon. Onyema expressed gratitude to Aguata people for recognizing his contributions to the community and described the award as an appreciation of his humble contributions in the area, which, according to him, would spur him to do more.
Onyema, a successful business man, was one of many others who received honorary awards. They included: Dr. Peter Agenti; Hon. Emeka Ezenwanne (Commissioner for Housing); Rotr. High Chief Dr. Johnbosco Onunkwo; Chief Kenneth Nnajiofor, among others.
Onyema, CEO, KEVOLINKS Group of Companies, also expressed gratitude to God for using him as a tool to invest in community services and entrepreneurial development of his community and state at large.
He also prayed for God’s continued blessings to enable to continue to contribute his quota to the entrepreneurial development of the area.
His words, ‘Even thou I am an international business man with production firms in Lagos and China, my heart has always been at home which is why I come home regularly to see how I can help in developing Umuona, Aguata and Anambra State at large.’
Others recognized for distinguishing themselves included Rt. Hon Chukwuma Umeoji, member-elect for House of Representatives, Aguata Federal Constituency, who was honoured for his exceptional and transparent quality in Public/ Community Service.
The maiden Aguata Day celebration which was marked on Saturday, 11th May, 2019, and which featured Merit Awards to some Aguata citizens and friends, also featured traditional cum cultural dances and masquerade displays.
The awards which were of 12 categories included: Awards of Excellence in Public Service (Friends of Aguata); Excellence in Leadership/Community Service; Excellent Public /Community Services; Excellent Entrepreneurial/Community Services; Excellent Humanitarian/Community Services; Distinguished Vocational Public Services; Distinguished Entrepreneurial Community Services; Excellence in Business/Humanitarian Services; Excellence in Business/Philanthropy; Distinguished Professional/Public Services and Excellence in Profession/Public Services. About 60 awardees in all were selected from the 14 communities in Aguata LGA and the friends of Aguata.