Ndi Imo Manchester (NNIM), a socio-cultural group, last Saturday, honoured their former Chairman Chief Goodfaith Chibuzo Etuemena (Bash) with a Community Service Award. The event was held at the Sholver and Moorside Community Hall in Oldham, Manchester.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of NNIM, Chief Chris Ukaegbu said, ‘today is a great day because we are honouring one of our own and the founder and former Chairman of Imo Kultural and welfare Union (IKWU) which is today known as NNIM. So, ‘it is with great pleasure and on behalf of NNIM I present to Chief Bash this Special Award.
We were very proud that one of us, Chief Bash, a tried and tested man, a man we all love, was hired by Imo state government as Chairman of Heartland Football Club of Owerri. And, from all the available records, Chief Bash Etuemena not only made us proud, he rebranded and took Heartland FC to the top of the football league in Nigeria Chief Ukaegbu said.
Receiving the Award, Chief Goodfaith (Bash) Etuemena said ‘this is a great day and a wonderful thing is happening here today. And, I am very happy to be part of it. Mr Chairman, Chief Chris Ukaegbu, you are a born leader and a man with a good heart, may the Lord bless you. I am also thankful to the members of the Executive and every member of NNIM for their handwork and for putting this Event together despite all the constraints’.
‘In NNIM, I found peace, love and brotherhood. And, I believe that NNIM will go a long way with this type of mentality and the love we share. Today you all have shown me love, may the Almighty God show you all love too. We are one family and this Award is for the family and the world will hear about this Award. And by the Grace of God, NNIM will become a household name, thank you, Chief Etuemena said.
Chief Bash Etuemena dedicated the Award to his beautiful wife Lolo Ugonna Vivian Etuemena who he described as God-sent and Ugo-Bash, for strongly and dedicatedly holding the family together while he was away and working as the Chairman Heartland football Club in Imo State, Nigeria.
The event attracted people from all walks of life and regions in the UK.