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Dr. Paul Chukwuma, Senegalese President, Gov. Otti pick Africa’s Illustrious Award

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From Chuks Moses, Awka

Dr Paul Chukwuma has picked the prestigious African Illustrious Award 2024, alongside the President of Senegal, Bassirou Doamaye Faye and Governor Alex Otti of Abia State

The honour was for their respective numerous community development efforts in their chosen areas.

This rare gesture was bestowed on only few very distinguished community-development driven African leaders by the African Media Group. It was particularly for Dr Chukwuma’s profound impact on citizens of his Umueri community in Anambra East Council of Anambra State, and environs

In his citation, Dr Chukwuma received a  standing ovation for his transformative community development initiatives, especially the construction of access roads and support for the underprivileged.

It was disclosed that he had undertaken the cost of Senior School Certificate Examination(SSCE) and the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) fees for One thousand (1,000) and  five hundred (500) students respectively, in Anambra State.

This gesture according to records from the state has been on for years through his Sir Paul Chukwuma Foundation. It was also revealed that he has continued showcasing his steadfast commitment to education, youth and human resource development.

The African Illustrious Award aims to honour outstanding Africans who have made substantial contributions to the development of African societies.

Chukwuma, who was represented at the award ceremony by Chief Hillary Udanoh, dedicated the honour to citizens of Anambra State.

Udanoh admitted that Dr Chukwuma’s efforts to enhance lives and address economic disparities through impactful philanthropy, was already being recognized and appreciated by those that matter in the world.

He added that he has consistently reaffirmed his dedication to improving access to quality education and living standards of the people through strategic investments.

Udanoh commended the African Media Group, other recipients, friends and well wishers who thronged the main hall of the Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island Lagos for the event for their love and support.

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