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Prof Okafo’s CFR honour commended



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THE family of Molokwu has eulogised Prof Ngozi Okafo on his recent award of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) by President Buhari.

  According to a statement signed by the head of the estate, Dr Henry T. Molokwu, on behalf of trustees and members of the Estate of Nnanyelugo PNC Molokwu, MBE and the Molokwu family of Umuikem Village, Onitsha, the conferment was a matter of great pride to the people of Onitsha, as well as those who have known and been associated with Prof. Okafo, Ogene Onira, describing it as a great milestone.

   “He has left great marks for decades in education, academia and cultural leadership in ways that have stood him out at the loftiest levels.

   “We rejoice with Prof. Okafo today as we celebrate his stellar attainments, and pray for long life, more successes and greater service to Onitsha, to Nigeria and to the world. Congratulations, Ogene!.

  “It will be recalled that pioneer educationist, the late Nnanyelugo P. N. C. Molokwu of Umuikem Village, Onitsha, was honoured with the British insignia of Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE, by Queen Elizabeth II during her Royal visit to Nigeria in March, 1956.

   “PNC Molokwu served the country in several capacities, including as first Nigerian Principal of Edo College, Benin City; first Nigerian Secretary of the Federal Scholarships and Advisory Board; first Permanent Secretary and Chief Inspector of Education of the East Central State Ministry of Education, and Project Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO.”

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