As part of the weeklong activities marking the 2018 father’s day celebration, the Catholic Men Organization of St. Joseph’s parish Umualumaku Ehime Mbano L.G.A. appreciated the selfless contributions to the growth of the church by Nze Richard Ukawuilu. For this, he was honoured with “Ezinna Nwere Ugwu” (respectable Christian Father) on Sunday 13th May, 2018.
Ezinna Richard Ukawuilu, native of Umudimokoro, Umualumaku umueze Autonomous Community, was formerly an Aba-based Metal Constructor and Managing Director of Rich Motors who later relocated to Gabon where he veered into fabrics and clothing business with business outfit known as Ets Rich Commence PORT’GENTIL Gabon.
He was recognized for his deep humanitarian gesture and immeasurable support to the growth of the church. He was made a grand patron of QUATER’CHIC Catholic Church. He was also a patron of Igbo Christian Association at St. Paul’s Parish PORT’GENTIL Gabon.
His charismatic nature and deep religious endowment saw him being elected as Vice Chairman Okigwe Progressive Union and patron, Mbano Family Meeting PORT’GENTIL Gabon.
On how he feels being elevated as an Ezinna. He said to whom much is given much is also expected. He promised to improve on those attributes of his that endeared him for the honour.
He canvassed for further evangelization of the word of God as we live in perilous times of religious intolerance, ungodly killings by Boko Haram insurgents and Fulani Herdsmen.
Speaking at the Mass, his wife, Ezinne Regina Ukawuilu gave thanks to God for the honour bestowed on her husband. She observed that since they are no longer rearing children, their services in the Lords vineyard will be without limit.
In his remarks at the event, Chief K.C. Okonkwo, President of St. Joseph’s CMO observed that the feast of St. Joseph is held annually and calls for sober reflection, rededication and meditation on the life and legacies of the patron saint of St. Joseph’s Parish.