The Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu (GUU), Prof Gregory Ibe has commended the management of New Telegraph Newspaper for the choice of Abia State number one citizen Dr Okezie Ikpeazu for the award of best Governor in the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSE) category.
Prof Ibe, who is a globally acclaimed human resource expert and entrepreneur of repute, made this view known through a congratulatory message to the Governor on his nomination for the prestigious award.
According to Prof Ibe,”The Management of New Telegraph Newspaper must be commended for being spot on in identifying your numerous initiatives aimed at developing, promoting and projecting the divinely endowed entrepreneurial grace of the our people, which has subsequently attracted positive global attention to our state”.
Prof Ibe further stated that the award didn’t come to him as a surprise, given the passion expressed by the Governor for local content development and his patriotism in globally showcasing Abia made crafts, by personally being brand ambassador to such products, asserting vehemently, ”It goes without any equivocation that OVI symbolizes SME”.
Prof Ibe therefore charged the Governor to leverage the recognition in working towards total transformation of the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises sector as a means of enhancing the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) profile of the state.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.