Dr Ifediora bags the “Most Innovative Humanitarian Service Award Provider” from the Ayatutu Family of Benue State, Nigeria (January 17th, 2021).

Dr Ifediora bags the “Most Innovative Humanitarian Service Award Provider” from the Ayatutu Family of Benue State, Nigeria (January 17th, 2021).

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On Saturday, January the 17th, 2021, the OCI Foundation’s President, Dr Chris Ifediora, was honoured with an award as the “Most Innovative Humanitarian Service Provider in Benue State 2020“. Benue State is one of Nigeria’s 36 states, and the Ayatutu Family, the organisers of the Award, is a Nigerian NGO established to revive the Tiv Cultural Heritage, educate their younger generation, and promote their values to the world. The Tiv tribe is the 4th largest of Nigeria’s 300 or so tribes.

This honour is the 5th of such to be bestowed on the OCI Foundation within the past 6 months. Some of the others came from renowned and reputable organisations like the Rotary International and the Nigerian Bar Association, with the latter being the body of legal practitioners in Nigeria). There were also awards from Caverra World and King David SOCAPA.

At the award presentation ceremony, held in Makurdi, the capital city of Benue State, the OCI Foundation was represented by a team led by its Social and Entertainment Liaison Officer, Mr Luter Ikyobo. The other team members were the newly crowned Face of Tiv International, Queen Vera Iortyer (also the OCI Foundation’s Face of ArOY Campaign in Benue State) and Miss Vivian Ukwueze (a Member of the Advocacy Team in the Benue State).

The OCI Foundation is grateful to the Ayatutu Family for recognizing it with this award. More awards are expected from various groups in the coming weeks and months.

Indeed, we rise, by lifting others . . . .

Video: The award presentation ceremony and speeches.

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