By Bonaventure Melah

The Mass Communication Department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, will on Thursday, June 10, 2021, honour Sen. Andy Uba, Professors Chinyere Stella Okunna and Kate Azuka Omenugha, Igwe Prof. Onuora Nwuneli and many others for the contributions towards the advancement of education in general and growth of the university in particular.

According to the Head of Mass Communication Department, Prof. Chinwe Uzochukwu, the appreciation goes beyond those who assisted in shaping the Department to former students who excelled in their chosen career paths and others whose interest in youth development are unequalled.

According to information available to African Community News, some of the awardees, according to statement by Chairman of Silver Jubilee Publicity planning sub Committee, Dr Henry Duru are: Prof Chinyere Stella Okunna (Pillar, Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK), Prof. Kate Azuka Omenugha (Education Leadership Award); Sen. Andy Ubah (Grand Patron, Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK); HRH Igwe Prof Onuora Nwuneli (Ogboo Ogu 1 of Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK); Prof. Nnamdi Ekeanyanwu (Distinguished Alumnus Ambassador Award, Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK) and Dr. Nelson Omenugha (Outstanding Youth Leadership Award, Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK).

Others to be honoured are, Sen. Obinna Ogba (Youth Motivator Award, Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK); Chief Okey Nwosu (Youth Motivator Award, Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK); Prof A. U. John-Kamen (Pathfinder, Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK); Ifeanyi Igwebike Mbanefo (Youth Motivator Award, Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK); Ms Dora Mmuo (Long Service Award (Non -Teaching Staff), Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK); Deji Bademosi (Outstanding Alumnus Ambassador Award, Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK); Chief Godwin Chukwueloka Agbasimelo (Eminent Youth Mobilizer Award, Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK); Prof. Godson Okechukwu Okafor (Long Service Award (Academic Staff), Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK) and Emeka Aginam (Outstanding Alumnus Ambassador Award, Mass Communication Department, UNIZIK), among many others.

Meanwhile, a philanthropist of repute from Ezinifite, Nnewi South Local Government Area Anambra state, High Chief Godwin Chukwueloka Agbasimelo, aka Oga Ndi Oga, alongside other respected dignitaries will attend Nnamdi Azikiwe University’s UNIZIK Comet Magazine launch, set to hold at same event.

The Magazine launch will be part of the events marking the Mass Communication Department’s 25 years silver jubilee celebration.

The event which will be staged at the new Ultra- modern ASUU secretariat building will also mark the Maiden Alumni Homecoming of the department which began in 1996.

The event will be chaired by the Editorial Board member of Guardian Newspapers, Ifeanyi Igwebike Mbanefo while the keynote address will be delivered by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

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