The National Union of Anambra State Students Nationwide, under the leadership of His Excellency, Nnanna Lawrence (Aku Law), is set to confer the POLITICAL ICON OF THE YEAR award on the founder of VCO Foundation, Valentine Ozigbo on the grand occasion of the Presidential Dinner and Award night, taking place on the 3rd of December 2023 at Hilton Leisure Hotels in Awka.
Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, through his foundation, has shown relentless support and dedication to the advancement of the students in Anambra State. With a notable focus on education, his foundation has provided scholarships to countless students, enabling them to pursue their academic dreams. Also, Mr. Ozigbo has been instrumental in sponsoring numerous students to acquire essential digital skills, equipping them for success in the modern world. His commitment to the student community has garnered him a reputation as a true friend and benefactor.
Notably, Mr. Ozigbo‘s impact extends beyond his philanthropic endeavors. His remarkable run as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2021 Anambra State gubernatorial election left an indelible mark on the political landscape. Recognized for his astute leadership and compelling issue-based campaign, Mr. Ozigbo became a beacon of hope for the people of Anambra State. Moreover, his gracious demeanor and dignified conduct after the election endeared him to the hearts of many, further solidifying his status as a respected figure.
Recently, during an oratory symposium held at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Mr. Ozigbo announced another groundbreaking initiative as a testament to his unwavering commitment to the students of Anambra State. The Valentine Chineto Ozigbo Foundation pledged to sponsor a talent hunt competition with a remarkable prize fund of 10 million naira, providing an unprecedented platform for students to showcase their skills and talents. This demonstration of immense love for the student community serves as a testament to Mr. Ozigbo‘s genuine desire to empower and uplift the youth of Anambra State.
The Anambra Political Icon of the Year Award bestowed upon Mr. Valentine Ozigbo is a well-deserved recognition of his remarkable accomplishments, selfless service, and commitment to the betterment of the student community in Anambra State.
We eagerly await the grand celebration at the Presidential Dinner and Award night, where Mr. Valentine Ozigbo will be presented with this esteemed accolade. May his exemplary actions inspire others to follow in his footsteps, fostering a culture of service and dedication to the students and people of Anambra State.
Chris Onwa Mmaju
National Union of Anambra State Students Nationwide.