MRS WILLIE OBIANO BECOMES HONORARY CITIZEN – GEORGIA, WINS AWARD.
THE Wife of Anambra Governor, Chief (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Willie Obiano has, on 18th June 2016, received the 2016 Excellence Award, and was made Honorary Georgia Citizen with further honor and commendation for “outstanding services and accomplishments” in a ceremony held at The Westin Hotels & Resort, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. See more Colorful Pictures after the cut . . .
The 2016 Excellence Award was conferred by the Nigerian Women Association of Atlanta, Georgia (NWAG), the Honorary Georgia Citizen was courtesy of a proclamation signed by the Secretary of the State of Georgia, Brian P. Kemp, while the third honour and commendation was contained in a Resolution at Georgia House of Representatives.
Speaking on the significance of the award to Mrs. Obiano, President of NWAG, Dr. (Mrs) Stella E. Etta stated, “her NGO, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ) benefits the downtrodden and disadvantaged, provides medical assistance, and solutions to unemployment issues in Anambra State. These are all closely aligned with NWAG mission in empowering women, youth and children.”
Also presenting the Honorary Georgia Citizenship to the wife of the governor, Representative of District 35 Metropolitan Atlanta, Senator Donzella James expressed her appreciation as she read the citation in a special resolution recognizing the accomplishments of Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano which stated;
“May this Honorary Citizen be afforded every courtesy as a Goodwill Ambassador from Georgia in all her travels to other states to nations beyond the borders, beyond United States of America or wherever she may hereafter travel or reside.”
Senator Donzella emphasized that the honour to Mrs Obiano is special “because she is being honoured for outstanding services with the highest honour for any Honorary Georgia Citizen as our Goodwill Ambassador.”
In the same vein, the President/Chair of Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Georgia house of Representative, Dee Dawkins-Haigler, presented Mrs Obiano with the signed Resolution honoring her for what she described as “outstanding accomplishments” in service to communities.
Accepting the honours from the three institutions, the wife of the governor thanked NWAG, the Senate and House of Reps for their gestures and assured that the award and honours would spur her to greater heights.
She called on women in positions of authority to use the privilege to make positive impact on society even as she dedicated the 2016 Excellence Award to indigent widows in Anambra and Nigeria.