CHIEF OGUEJIOFOR, ONWA ENUGWU UKWU NA UMUNRI CLOCKS 49
By: Ekwi Ajide
In his novel twelfth night, Williams Shakespeare, said some are born great, some achieve greatness, while some others, greatness is thrust upon them.
This is the case for Chief Austin ChukwudiOguejiofor who marked his forty ninth birthday recently at his Mabushi residence in Abuja.
Chief Austin Oguejiofor born September, 15 1970 to the Oguejiofor family of Umunnebo village EnugwuUkwu in Njikoka local government area of Anambra State is a good example of those who achieved greatness through determination and hard work.
He is married to Chief Mrs. Chika Oguejiofor and they have three children.
Onwa like he is fondly called is the Director, Chief Executive Officer of a real estate developing company, the Rotech group which is in partnership with the Anambra State government, to provide good and affordable houses for Ndi Anambra.
Rotech group, has been in the forefront of providing good and affordable housing for Nigerians through its various partnership schemes with Federal government and various Ministries and agencies.
In recognition of these efforts in the housing sector, the Nigeria Presidency appointed Rotech group as the number two developer in Nigeria just as the Federal Ministry of Education appointed Rotech as the approved developer for the ministry and all parastatals under it.
Some other collaboration between the company and government include signing a memorandum of understanding with the head of service of the federation to provide over one thousand housing units for federal civil servants, another MoU with Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, for provision of houses for its staff.
The company is also providing staff of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency with houses while the Federal Ministry of finance ordered for the provision of 8000 housing units.
The Nigeria Police Force, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, among many others are also demanding the services of the Rotech group.
Little wonder relations, friends and well-wishers who gathered to mark the forty ninth birthday of the Chief Executive Officer of this great company took the opportunity to pour glowing tributes on him for his contributions to humanity.
For a former governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Onwa, has been in the forefront of protecting the less privileged
He urged Ndigbo to always champion the cause of their neighbors especially the downtrodden
On his part, the member representing Anambra East and West in Federal House of Representatives, Honourable Chinedu Obidigwe described the celebrant as a philanthropist who has impacted positively on the lives of many.
He called on wealthy people especially those of Anambra extraction to emulate Chief Oguejiofor and bring home their wealth
Speaking on behalf of her siblings, Miss Chinenye Oguejiofor, likened her father to a god who has answers to all problems and wished him many more years on Earth
It was testimony after testimony as relations, friends and well-wishers including Mazi Emmanuel Okoro, Chief Ken Ubah from Imo, Seriki Suleiman Galadima from Kaduna, Mrs. Philomena Laurence from Rivers, Dr. Agada Samson from Kogi among others testified to the kind heartedness of Chief Oguejiofor who they described as a good friend who never abandons his friends no matter the situation.
Staff of Rotech group were not left out of the celebration as they showered him with presents and praises.
Responding, the birthday boy, Chief Chukwudi Oguejiofor, thanked God for the gift of life and sound health noting that every human being is important no matter the situation, class or status.
He cautioned against unbridled quest for wealth saying it may spell doom for those who think earthly wealth is everything as it will consume them.
Flanked by his family and friends, Chief Oguejiofor cut the huge birthday cake.