GOVERNOR of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, was over the weekend in Boston, honoured as Nigeria’s Champion of Democracy by the Nigerian American Multi-Service Association (NAMSA), an umbrella association of Nigerians in Massachusetts dedicated to promoting and preserving the culture and heritage of all people of Nigerian-African descent in the United States.
The ceremony brought Gov. Obiano’s business tour of Boston to an illustrious climax made more memorable by encomiums from representatives of various segments of Nigerian community in Boston that forms the organisation.
Presenting the award to Obiano, President of the Association, Mr. Godwin Nnanna, lauded the governor for proving through his stellar performance, that good governance was still possible in Nigeria.
According to him, the recent triumph of five Anambra girls who won gold at World Technovation Challenge in San Francisco did not drop from the skies but a product of sound policy making and implementation.
They expressed gratitude to Gov. Obiano and his wife, Ebelechukwu, for honouring the Association with their presences and assured them of the resolve of the association to lend a helping hand to his efforts to bring rapid development to Anambra State.
Others speakers at the ceremony such as Prof Ajibola Osinubi, Dr Joyce Nwosu, Ms Nkoli Onye and Prof NT Izuchi re-echoed Nnanna in to praise Obiano’s sterling accomplishments, urging him not to drop the baton in his second term.
The Nigerian American Multi-Service Association (NAMSA) is working assiduously to provide supportive environment through education, networking opportunities and other services that would help their fellow compatriots adapt and thrive.