Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 18 October 2014 | 5,620 times
The 30 members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have unanimously hailed the philanthropic humanitarian services of Chief Arthur Eze not only to the people of his home state of Anambra but Nigerians at large.
The commendation came during the House plenary session at the State House of Assembly Complex in Awka.
Moving the motion based on Section 24(d) and (e) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, Hon. John Olibe of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), who represent Dunukofia constituency at the House, said that the Constitution provides that it shall be the duty of every citizen to make positive and useful contribution to the advancement and well being of the community wherever he resides and more so render assistance to appropriate quarters and lawful agencies in the maintenance of law and other.
He observed that Eze has fulfilled that provision of the law through his continued partnership with successive administrations in the state.
Olibe reeled out the humanitarian services given to the people in the state and beyond by the oil mogul, among them the recent donation of $1 million during the Security Fund Raising in Lagos, the N1billion donated to the state to boost agriculture and over N2 million relief materials given to flood victims.
“I humbly call that this motion be given full support as such act of appreciation, recognition and commendation would spur other wealthy indigenes to partner with the state. Giving out commendations to deserving individuals from the state will not spur others to act but will in turn create massive development in all spheres of the economy,” Olibe said.
Supporting the motion, the Minority Leader, Hon.Tony Mounagor of the All Progressives Congress (APC), representing Idemili North constituency, said that Eze is living his life to fulfill the scriptures which encourage giving bountifully.
“He was created for giving and he enjoys giving as anyone who comes across him feels his touch, there are many wealthy Anambrarians who find it difficult to give or to partner with the state for development in the state but he is one of the exceptions,” Mounagor stated.
Also, the Majority Leader, Hon. Halford Oseke (APGA) Awka South, described the motion as being timely, adding that the time was ripe for the legislators to begin to appreciate and encourage good gestures demonstrated by individual from the state.
On his part, the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Ikechukwu Umeh (APGA) Aguata 2 constituency, said that the motion was well thought out, noting that giving is a rare quality which most wealthy men lack.
“The story is not same with Eze; he gives and has given over the years to the development and welfare of the state,” Umeh said.
•Photo shows Arthur Eze.
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