Authority Newspaper Honours Chief (Dr.) Samuel Maduka Onyishi

…As Peace Mass Transist Ltd bags Transport of the Year Award 2017.

Chief (Dr.) Samuel Maduka Onyishi, MON

As part of its mandate of celebrating excellence in governance, the Authority Newspaper Thursday honoured Chief (Dr.) Samuel Maduka Onyishi, MON, Chairman Peace Mass Transit Ltd as the Authority Newspaper Best Transporter of the year 2017.

The awards, the second in the series of the Newspaper’s recognition of excellence and good governance, had prominent Nigerians in attendance including Chief John Nnia Nwodo, President General of the Igbo pan socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.I

While his company bagged the Authority Newspaper’s Transporter of the Year 2017, Gov. Ikpezu, best governor of year, the trio of Ganduje, Al-Makura and Umahi were named Governors of the Year on education, creating hope for the physically challenged and infrastructure respectively.

Also honoured at the well attended ceremony were former Abia State governor, Theodore Orji (Senator of the Year) and Senator Victor Umeh (Politician of the Year) and Isah Misau (Most Courageous Senator of the Year).

Speaking on the award after receiving the award with the National Enquirer Reporter, Chairman, Peace Mass Transist Ltd, Chief (Dr.) Samuel Maduka Onyishi thanked management and staff of the Newspaper and promised his company’s readiness to continue to impact on the lives of the people by provision of continuous excellence experience in transportation services in Nigeria.

“This award would further spur our company to work harder in ensuring peace and safe means of road transportation in Nigeria as we have been doing but more and more of doing that”

“This award will propel us doing our best more. When you’re doing anything, try doing it well and keep on doing it well and by your excellences, the recognition will definitely come,” he said.

Peace Mass Transit is a transport company that has on the road more than two thousand mini buses and over four thousands employees under its umbrella.

The known Philanthropist, who under his “Peace Foundation; Samuel Maduka Onyishi African Entrepreneurship Foundation has contributed much in gigantically education advancement in his community, Nsukka where he hails from, also emphasised the needs for giving selfless services on this earth for humanity sake and for less-prilvedged.

“Tonight, we are being celebrated for what we do, and we would continue doing more by the special grace of God” he added.

In his remarks, John Nwodo who also received award on, was the guest speaker at the award ceremony, challenged government at all levels to revive public schools, noting that the death of public-owned institution is one of the reasons for the numerous vices bedeviling the nation today. While noting that he attended public school despite his privileged background, Nwodo added that the upbringing he had in his formative years made him a better Nigerian that he turned out to be in life.

He also spoke of the challenges being faced by the nation saying “our country is at a crossroad and anyone who does not admit this is not being true to himself.” He urged all eligible Nigerians to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) while charging them to vote wisely in 2019. Those without PVCs, he argued, are part of the Nigerian problems.

“If you don’t have PVC, you don’t have a right to complain because you are part of our problems,” he added.

Pamela Ogwata-James-Abuja.

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