By Okey Sampson, Umuahia
A female Police Sergeant, Mrs. Joy Nwogu, and a Commercial Tricycle (Keke) Operator, Chimbo Ikechukwu, were honored by Vision Africa Radio Station, Umuahia, Abia State for displaying unusual characters.
The awards were presented at Umuahia’s Michael Okpara Auditorium during Vision Africa’s 25th anniversary celebration and 2022 Icons Reality show event.
While Policewoman Nwogu was honored for her dedication in service in Umuahia and for being a role model in the Nigerian Police Force, Ikechukwu was honored for returning huge sums of cash and other belongings left behind in her tricycle by a passenger.
Mrs Mary Cuport Mangset and Reverend (Sis) Maris Anita from Homes for Motherless Babies, Ahieke, Umuahia North LGA and Uzuakoli, Bende LGA were also honored at the event.
They were awarded for their commitment to saving the lives of motherless babies in society.
Also at the event, Mr. Edwin Nwabueze received an award for caring for his bedridden wife for 40 years.
Also during the 25th Anniversary Contest/Icon Reality Show, Mr. Kama Chukwuemeka Kalu went home with 500,000 Naira for winning the 2022 Icon Reality Music Show Star Prize.
In his address at the event, the President of Vision Africa Radio, Bishop Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha called for good people in Nigeria to be honoured.
Bishop Onuoha said men and women of good character still live in Nigeria despite a high level of corruption.
He commended the winners of the Vision Africa Awards for showing outstanding dedication and honesty in society, assuring that Vision Africa would continue to partner with them for the advancement of humanity.
He congratulated Kalu for winning the first prize of 500,000 naira and praised all the other contestants for their diligence and focus before and during the reality competition.
Kalu promised to use the achievement to rule his world and thanked Vision Africa for discovering other talented artists.
Also speaking, Ikechukwu, who returned the lost bag of money and other items to his passenger, said his action went hand in hand with his Christian belief and good parenting.