The Obi of Onitsha has stated that Nigeria is facing numerous challenges because of the displacement of our core values.
The monarch made the statement on Saturday while speaking at at the 70th anniversary of Sigma Club, University of Ibadan. The Obi of Onitsha was inducted into the roll of honour by the Sigma Club at the event which was attended by dignitaries including; the past President of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, John Nwodo.
Addressing the guests present, the Sigma Chief, Olanrewaju Ibrahim, said the club had evolved over the past 70 years. “Part of today’s event is the conferment of the Sigma Lifetime Achievement Awards on deserving Personality – Dr Adesina Akinkunmi, President African Development Bank in recognition of his leadership skills, professionalism and integrity that he has brought to all his assignments, globally, regionally and nationally. This Lifetime Achievement Award is in addition to his acceptance to be inducted into the Roll of Honourary Sigmites and he will be inducted by The Sigma Chief as soon as he is available in person in the very near future,” he said.
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“Previous recipients of this high honour include; Late Alhaji Dr Ado Abdullahi Bayero (CFR), Late Dr Taslim Elias, QC, (GCON, former president of the World Court), Late Dr Alex Ekwueme (GCON, former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria), Dr Christopher Kolade (CON, Nigeria’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom), Otunba Olasubomi Balogun (CON, founder FCMB Group), Professor Isaac Adewole (FAS, Nigeria’s immediate past Minister for Health), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN, CON), Chief Felix Ohiwerei (OFR, former Chairman of Nigerian Breweries), His Royal Highness Alhaji Mohammadu Sanusi II (CON)