Rotary Club of Igbobi Central, District 9110, Nigeria at the weekend honored the 2nd Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Barr. Monday Ubani with the prestigious humanitarian service award.
The award was formerly presented to Ubani during the installation of the 31st President of the district, Rotarian Lucky Gbagi and new board of directors.
The Rotary District noted that the choice of Ubani as one of the recipients of the prestigious award was borne out of his commitment to humanitarian services through his dogged advocacy for the emancipation of the oppressed and downtrodden.
Other recipients of the award includes, Honorable Justice Dele Peters, Rtd; Dr. Olurotimi Odunubi; Chief Abu Inu Umoru; Engr. Patrick Anegbe; Dr. Magaret Ladipo and Pharm. Virginia Gini Major.
The district stated that Barr Ubani is one of the few patriots in the country who has truly devoted his life to the service of humanity through his philanthropic effort and fight to liberate the oppressed members of the society.
“This award is presented to you today in recognition of your commitment to the values of community development, youth empowerment, philanthropy and emancipation of the poor and oppressed. These are the values Rotary stands for and we are delighted to honor you with this year’s PRESTIGIOUS HUMANITARIAN SERVICE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE,” he district president said.
In a short speech after receiving the award, Ubani thanked members of the district for honouring him with the award.
He noted that the award and many other commendations from similar organisation continues to inspire him to do more to uplift the less privilege members of the society.
“ I am delighted to receive such honour from a notable organisation as Rotary. Rotary as a leading club has done well for this country. The numerous projects this club has carried out across the country, has no doubt transformed the lives of many. As an individual with limited resources, I try to empower people within my community as my contribution to the development of our nation. I am glad that my little effort has attracted the attention of Rotary. Thank you very much for this award,’ he said.
Ubani further recommended that Nigerian Public Office Holders should be members of the Rotary Club in order to imbibe core values and ethics of fairness and equity that Rotary Club is known for in the dispensation of their duties to the Nigerian public.
In his support for Rotary humanitarian service goals this year, Ubani gave a monetary donation on behalf of his foundation, Onyekachi Ubani Foundation for the purchase of wheelchairs and other materials to less privileges homes.