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The Association of Nigerian Women Academic Doctors (ANWAD) incorporated has honored the Imo Governor’s wife Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha wth an Ambassador of Hope award in recognition for her passion for the welfare of Imo citizens.


The award was presented during the 2016 3rd global conference of the association held at Greatwood Hotel, Owerri, with the theme “A roadmap for tomorrow – the youth perspective”. Accepting the award, Nneoma Okorocha maintained that the association was one of a kind and a veritable tool for the advancement of women and the Nigerian society.

She commended the association for their efforts at helping to upgrade the educational sector through donations of academic materials to some schools across the nation.

Mrs. Okorocha pointed out that the theme of the conference was apt, as youths youth empowerment and tackling youth restiveness was key to the progress of any society.

She encouraged ANWAD not to relent in the face of challenges, to remain united and move forward noting that in every human endeavor, there must be a sowing period that comes with many challenges, but persistence would lead to success.

The President of the Association Dr. Mrs Henrietta Okoro said the essence of the award was to appreciate Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha’s numerous humanitarian work towards the welfare of Imo citizens, and further pledged the Association’s readiness to collaborate with her to any length in her charity work.


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