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Enugu Deputy Governor, Ezeilo, recieves NICArb fellowship award; Dedicates award to Governor Ugwuanyi


Enugu Deputy Governor, Ezeilo, recieves NICArb fellowship award; Dedicates award to Governor Ugwuanyi

Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Hon. (Mrs)Cecilia Ezeilo,on Tuesday , February 1, received a Fellowship award of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (NICArb) and dedicated the award to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the people of Enugu state.


Speaking after receiving the award at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu, Hon. Ezeilo thanked the Institute for honouring her with the award.

She said ,”I am compelled to gasp for the appropriate words to fully express and register my gratitude and profound appreciation because, I have come to know that the Honorary Fellowship Award which I am getting today is the highest honour in the state house the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, which is expressly reserved for distinguished national leaders in Nigeria and International icons in Africa and the West African sub-region.”


“I know that the awards of your institute do not come cheap, hence my deepest gratitude to you for considering me worthy for the conferment of this honorary fellowship award.

“I wish to crave your indulgence to point out that the personality of our Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and his political experience and selfless approach to issues have been the driving factors responsible for palpable existence of peaceful cooperation, and unbroken understanding among the arms of government in Enugu state.

“So, with the Governor providing the leadership and the much desired example, the spirit of peaceful co-existence and cooperation among the arms of government in our state became a fait accompli…”



Ezeilo commended NICArb for the wonderful role it had been playing in building the professional capacities of ADR mechanism administrators in Nigeria.

“I wish to conclude by thanking you for this award which I hereby dedicate to my principal, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the good people of Enugu State.


In her address, the Chairman of the NICArb Enugu branch, Justina Offiah (SAN), said that the Deputy Governor, Ezeilo was honoured due to the virtue of her person in the society.

“We are here to honour one that richly deserved to be honoured, our deputy governor is someone that is given to peace making.

“Peace making is what Arbitration and ADR is all about. This award is not just by virtue of her job or office as deputy governor but her person in the society” Offiah said.

Giving a history of the Institute, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer , Chief Shola Oshodi-John said the institute was founded in 1979, under the leadership of former Attorney-General of Nigeria and Judge of the World Court at the Hague, Judge Bola Ajibola.

Patron of NICArb and former chairman, Justice Mike Ajogwu,
Members of the state Executive Council, legislators and top government officials graced the occasion.

Others included the Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University Enugu, Rev. Fr. Prof.Christian Aniekie, Dr. Ifeoma Nwafor, Fellow of the Institute, among others.


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