The Nigerian Watchdog Newspaper with it’s head office in Owerri was over the weekend honoured with “Humanitarian Award” by the Imo State branch of the Nigerian Red Cross Society as part of this year’s annual Red Cross Day celebration.
The non governmental International Humanitarian Organization with headquarters in Geneva, Austria through the chairman of the local organizing committee, Comrade Sample Ahamefule, in delivering the Award said the media outfit was singled out due to the humanitarian services it renders to the society.
He described Nigeria Watchdog Newspaper as one that prioritizes justice which on its own is an essential ingredient of humanitarian social service to the people.
Earlier in his opening remarks at the occasion, the Imo State Chairman of Nigerian Red Cross in Nzeobi Prince Sir Chima C. Keke, a retired Permanent Secretary commended all members of the Red Cross in the state for their vital and active roles during the Coronavirus pandemic and that none of their members lost his or her life in the line of duty as a frontline worker.
He also commended them for being supportive to the cause of the society.
Receiving the award on behalf of the company, the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief who is also Chairman of Imo State NUJ Caretaker Committee, Comrade Precious Nwadike appreciated Nigeria Red Cross for finding the Nigeria Watchdog Newspaper worthy for the award,saying that the award will spur the outfit to do more in future.
He described the Red Cross as one of the reputable humanitarian, non governmental organizations in the world and enjoined other non governmental organizations to borrow a leaf from the Red Cross.
He used the opportunity to commend Aka Ji Ikukuoma Foundation which also got an award, received by Comrade Nnaji Julius on behalf of the foundation for the the good job they are doing.
He noted that as politics draws closer, many will float NGOs just to deceive the unsuspecting electorate but we know who are the genuine philanthropists and humanitarian organizations of which Aka Ji Ikukuoma has distinguished itself.