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Awka Streets Named After Prominent Nigerians

…Bishop Ezeokafor Assures Obiano of Continued Support

Major streets, expressways, as well as roads in Awka City, the state capital of Anambra, have been named after prominent Nigerians. Ven Amaechi Okwuosa, the Managing Director, Awka Capital Territory Development Authory, ACTDA, revealed this during the unveiling of the Awka Capital City Street Naming Project, report Mercy Hill and Alexander Johnson Adejoh.

The event which held last Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the Awka South Local Government Secretariat, was chaired by Ozonkpu Ike Victor Oye, National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

Among those honored were Chief Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State; His wife, Chief Mrs Ebelechuwku Obiano; His Lordship, Most Rev Paulinus C. Ezeokafor, Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese; Ozonkpu Ike Victor Oye, National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA; Rt. Hon Uche Victor Okafor, Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly.

L-R: Engr Emeka Okwuosa, MD/CEO Oilserv Nig Ltd; Bishop’s Rep, Rev Fr Dr Martin Anusi, Director, Fides Media; Hon Leo Nwuba, Transition Chairman of Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State and Ozonkpu Ike Victor Oye, National Chairman, All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, last Wednesday, March 17.

Others were business moguls: Engr Emeka Okwuosa, MD/CEO Oilserv Nig Ltd; Chief Engr Emma Mbaka, MD Platinum Mortage Bank; Chief Godwin Okafor, CEO

Winco Foam; Chief Emeka Agbanari, Chairman, Seaman Group; Chief Nnanna Nsofor, MD Jesse Hotel; Chief Ngozi Okpagu, CEO J.N. Okpagu & Sons Ent.;  Jezco Oil Nigeria Ltd and several others.

The longest district boulevard, measuring 2943.925 metres from Zik’s Avenue to Enugu-Onitsha Express road was awarded to Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor and was officially named Regina Caeli Road.

Responding, the Catholic Bishop, who was represented by Rev Fr Dr Martin Anusi, Director, Communications Department of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, disclosed that he was delighted that the Anambra State Government, through the Awka South Local Government, Anambra Signage and Advertising Agency, ANSAA, and Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, ACTDA, saw the Bishop worthy of the award.

He said that the Catholic Diocese of  Awka, through Fides Media, her Communication Directorate, had in the recent years embarked on highlighting Awka Capital Territory and beyond in Google realities like Google Maps, Identification of streets, landmarks, establishment, 360 view, etc, on Google. He added that the formation of Awka Google Local Guides was an initiative from Fides Media.

Fr Anusi, who doubles as the Director of Fides Media, publishers of Fides Newspaper, said the Church would continue to collaborate with the state government through the communications department of the diocese in ensuring the digital development of Anambra State.