Renowned Nigerian philanthropist, Chief (Hon.) Alex Ifeanyi Mascot Ikwechegh, has bagged the prestigious Northern Women Assembly (NOWA) Award of Excellence.
Igbere TV reports that the Founder of Alex Ikwechegh Foundation and Aba-born philanthropist was honoured and decorated on Wednesday as an “Icon of Hope” to the less privileged by NOWA.
According to NOWA, Ikwechegh was honoured in recognition of his “immense contribution to Humanity via philanthropy, Women/Youth empowerment, Societal Development and Nation Building.”
Speaking at the Award giving ceremony, in Lagos, leader of the NOWA visiting delegation described Ikwechegh as an Icon of Hope to the downtrodden in the society.
She said Ikwechegh had touched the lives of many in the society through his Alex Ikwechegh Foundation including empowering the women/youth and donating to orphanage homes.
The NOWA team said they chose to identify with the renowned philanthropist in view of his great achievement and contribution to the society and humanity.
Reeling out his list of achievements while reading out Ikwechegh’s citation, NOWA described the awardee as “erratic, creative, super-intelligent and has a multitude of talents that are respectable and enviable.”
“He is extremely hardworking, and goal-oriented. Hon. Alex Ifeanyi Mascot Ikwechegh is simple, humble, classical and very special. And has great characters that are extremely admirable and adorable.”
While applauding the award recipient, the NOWA team said, Ikwechegh was being recognized due to his “contribution and commitment to Community, Humanity and Societal Development.”
“This auspices award is no doubt a product of your tireless and relentless efforts”, describing Ikwechegh as a “man of substance.”
“This award is not only an indication of how great you are, but also a sign of greater, higher and better things to come,” NOWA added.
They applauded Hon. Alex Ikwechegh for his great leadership style, quality and capability of carrying responsibilities and rendering himself to the service of humanity.
On his part, the visibly elated Hon. Alex Ikwechegh while thanking the NOWA leadership for the kind gesture, reiterated on his commitment to keep doing good in the society.
He said he never knew he was being watched, and vowed to renew his contribution to humanity, community and societal development through his Alex Ikwechegh Foundation.
Hon. Alex Ikwechegh, the Nkuma Dike Ndigbo, has through his Alex Ikwechegh Foundation, donated to the poor and carried out several philanthropic gestures across the country.
His distribution of free fuel and kerosene has become an annual event in the whole of Abia state, a gesture which marks the philanthropist’s August 25th birthdays.
During the coronavirus-imposed lockdown across the country, Ikwechegh embarked on free distribution of palliatives to the people of Abia state.
He also, through his Alex Ikwechegh Foundation, donated cash gifts and other items to widows in Abia and offset the hospital bills of many including a woman whose fingers were allegedly cut off by Fulani herders in the State.
Hon. Ikwechegh had in 2019 donated household items including mattresses, pots, buckets, food items and clothing to victims of police attacks in Ndiegoro, a community in Aba South local government area of Abia.
Also not left out in Alex Ikwechegh’s numerous philanthropic acts is the NEPA cash office in Igbere, which now wears a new look, following its reconstruction by the philanthropist.
In the area of security, because Alex Ikwechegh believes his people must be protected at all times, the Aba-born philanthropist has carried out donation of vehicles to several vigilante groups.
As a lover of education, Hon. Alex Ikwechegh has thousands of students under his Alex Ikwechegh Foundation scholarship scheme including pupils and students from Abia.
He singlehandedly reconstructed the Igbere Community secondary school in Igbere, Abia State, and has continued to donate millions to uplift the downtrodden and orphans in the society.