The Delta State Chapter of the Auchi Polytechnic Mass Communication Class ’93 has honored one of their own and State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, with an award in recognition of his contribution to the growth of the alumni body.
The award was presented to the Commissioner in his office in Asaba by the Vice Chairman of the group, Mr Emeke Ikemefune, accompanied by the Public Relations Officer, Comrade Nkem Nwaeke and three other members of the Delta Chapter of the association.
Mr Ikemefune, who stood in for the Chairman of the Delta Chapter, Mr. Boniface Onyedi, noted that Mr Aniagwu had done a lot to help that cause of the Auchi Polytechnic Mass Communication Students, Class 93 both at the state and national levels.
Mr Ikemefune disclosed that the award was to have been presented to him 8at the reunion party held on Saturday 28 September 2019, but for his absence.
He assured Mr Aniagwu of the unflinching support of the group and commended his dedication to duty as Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and now Commissioner for Information.
Also speaking, the Public Relations Officer of the body, Comrade Nkem Nwaeke, while felicitating with Mr Aniagwu, informed the Information Commissioner about the election of a seven member executive to run the affairs of the Delta State Chapter of the association.
Comrade Nwaeke told Mr Aniagwu that he was elected an ex-officio member of the body, which has Mr Boniface Onyedi as Chairman, Emeke Ikemefune, Vice Chairman, Bertrand Ojeh, Secretary, Comfort Folunsho, Treasurer, Nkem Nwaeke, PRO and Joseph Ikupa as ex-officio two.
Addressing the delegation, Mr Aniagwu regretted his inability to make it to the reunion party, but promised to be present at future gatherings of the group as he had looked forward to reuniting with his one time classmates after twenty six years.
The Information Commissioner expressed gratitude for the honour done him and solicited the continued support of the body in building a stronger Delta as envisioned by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
He further enjoined his former classmates to intensify campaign against societal ills, and pledged to give his maximum support for the advancement of society through the activities of the group, even as he urged the members to move in one direction to achieve set goals.
The Public Relations Officer of the alumni body, Comrade Nkem Nwaeke had in a statement, said the then Class Rep, Mr Joseph Ikupa and the Delta State Chairman of the group, Mr Boniface Onyedi, during the reunion party, expressed gratitude to God for the grace of meeting again after twenty six years and for the life attainments of most members.
They congratulated two classmates, Mr Charles Aniagwu who is the Commissioner for Information, Delta State and Mr Sunday Aghaeze, Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Photography, for their appointments and urged them to remain good ambassadors of Auchi Polytechnic Mass Comm Students ’93 Class.
Ikupa and Onyedi stressed the need to embark on programs that would impact positively on the society, particularly the alma mata.
The highlight of the visit was exchange of gifts.