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CLO to honour Obi, Muoghalu, Umeh, Obiora, Umeagbalasi to mark 75th UDHR 2023


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The Civil Liberties Organization CLO Anambra State Branch will on Sunday 10th December 2023 bestow meritorious services Award to five prominent citizens who has distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour and rendering selfless services to humanity.

They were nominated based on meritorious services, impeccable character and integrity, patriotism, uprightness and selflessness.

It is noteworthy that their belief in the wise assertion of John Holmes “that the only good motive in life is the motive of doing good for her country and citizens and there is no blessings in having and getting but only in giving and sharing, made them unique and rare personalities.

It will be recalled that United Nations set aside 10th December every year in commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) instituted on 10th December 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly.

The event will be under the distinguished chairmanship of Most Rev. Dr. Bishop Moses Ezedebego Chairman Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Anambra State Branch.

Awarding wining and outstanding DPO Central Police Division Onitsha CSP Rabiu Garuba will deliver UDHR 75th lecture with the theme: “The Roles of Civil Society Organizations in Nation Building”.

Addressing pre UDHR 75th world press conference by the State Chairman Evangelist Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme flanked by the Secretary Comrade Chidi Mbah, the Organizing Committee Chairman Comrade Damian Oguike and Comrade Nnamdi Nwafor Secretary respectively, stated that the United Nations in her unique wisdom instituted UDHR in 1948 for promotion and protection of Human Rights and celebrating efforts and achievements of UDHR globally, socioeconomic justice, good governance and egalitarian society irrespective of tribe, religion, statue or clans cleavages.

His Excellencies Anambra State governor Professor Charles Soludo and former governor Mr. Peter Obi are Chief Guests of honor.

Among other prominent Nigerians expected for the event are Senator Dr Victor Umeh, Senator Dr Uche Ekwunife, Publisher Realnews Magazine, Chief Mrs Maureen Chigbo, Senator Dr Tony Nwoye, Bishop Dr. Owen Nwokolo, Chief Valentine Ozigbo, Chief Moses Aniemenam, Hon.Jude Umennajiego, Hon. Fred Ezenwa, Dr Chibueze Oforbike T.C.Aguata, Barr. Ada Ikedunu, human rights activist and National President Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr. Joe Odumakin among others.

The chairman of organizing committee Comrade Damian Oguike stated that necessary arrangements have been made to ensure hitch free, successful and memorable event.

The event will take place at Basilica of St. Andrew Hall, Odoakpu-Onitsha, Anambra State, by 12 noon.

Other features is the presentation of 75th Anniversary Of Universal Declaration of Human Rights state of the nation address by the state chairman, Comrade Ezekwueme.

The hallmark of the event will be bestowing “DISTINGUISHED Beacon of Democracy” on His Excellency Mr Peter Obi, “Human Rights Personality of the Year” on Hon. Justice Veronica Ngozi Umeh rtd., Human Rights Ambassadors on Chief Dr George Muoghalu and Bishop E.C.Obiora, whereas “Human Rights Defender” will be bestowed on human rights activist, criminologist and social crusader, Nze Emeka Umeagbalasi.

2023 UDHR Campaign is celebrating the anniversary by calling on all of us to stand for human rights and commit to making the principles of the UDHR a reality in our daily life and activities.

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