Philanthropy is thanksgiving to God, says James Ume, The Solar Newspaper award nominee

Philanthropy is thanksgiving to God, says James Ume, The Solar Newspaper award nominee
Mr Onuoha Ukeh, MD, The Solar Newspapers (left) giving the letter of award nomination to Chuef James Ume on Sunday

ABUJA (Sundiata Submit) – The founder and chairman of Unubiko Basis, Chief James Ume, has mentioned philanthropy was about serving humanity and never private consideration looking for.

Ume, who’s a nominee for The Solar Newspapers Humanitarian Service Icon Award for 2022, made this recognized on Sunday in Abuja when he performed host to a delegation of the newspaper’s administration led by the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Unuoha Ukeh.

“I imagine we’re serving humanity, we’re serving God, so, we don’t want any self-seeking consideration. Whenever you give to individuals, you might be giving again to God,” Ume mentioned.

In keeping with him, as a media proprietor, it was straightforward to have taken the trail of self-adulation, however that might have defeated the essence of organising the muse to affect meaningfully on the lives of others.

Ume expressed appreciation to The Solar Newspapers for the popularity and acknowledged that, “it’s a shock that The Solar Newspapers has completed its homework very properly and have discovered us worthy of this esteemed recognition.

“On behalf of my late mom, my expensive spouse, my kids and those that have donated to what we’re doing, we have now much more initiatives ongoing, to just accept this award nomination and I want to reiterate that this can be a clarion name to do much more as a basis in serving our individuals and humanity.”

Earlier, the Managing Director of the newspaper, Mr. Ukeh, whereas presenting the letter of award, mentioned Mr. Ume’s “choice for this award was primarily based on benefit due to your excellent humanitarian service gestures, which have touched the lives of many individuals.”

He confused that “the Humanitarian Service Icon Award is reserved for that man or lady who has completed a lot to provide succour to the indigent and the downtrodden.”

A part of the award letter reads, “We all know that as a method of giving again to the society, you arrange the Unubiko Basis to succeed in out and provides hope to the needy. Ever since, you’ve got made giving a tradition, which has been demonstrated with out boundaries.

“Final month, you handed over a Customary Courtroom rebuilt at the price of over N150 million. You additionally handed over the Presbyterian Church you rebuilt in addition to a girls growth centre, and Ovukwu-Abam Secondary College, Atan-Abam, which you rebuilt at over N500 million.

“You’ve got empowered lots of of widows, awarded no fewer than 200 scholarships for college kids in Arochukwu Native Authorities Space, paid WAEC charges for all college students in Atan-Abam in 2020, and donated 100 model new laptops to trainees in digital financial system.

“You’ve got additionally offered transformers to assist rural electrification, financed 44 boreholes for the 27 villages that make up Abam, amongst different philanthropic initiatives.

“We’re conscious that in 2020, on the peak of COVID-19, you distributed PPEs to all of the communities in Abam, Arochukwu LGA of Abia State, donated PPEs to Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia, donated books price over N6 million to the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Nationwide Secretariat in addition to the Abia and Abuja Councils, paid medical payments for the indigents working into lots of, and sponsored a number of journalism capability constructing trainings.”

The letter additional acknowledged that owing to the founder’s “immense contributions to Abia State and group growth efforts,” he was “singled out for commendation by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in a personally signed letter. This was adopted by your set up as “Ike Abam’’ by the 27 autonomous communities in early 2021.”

The presentation of the award will likely be held on the prestigious The Solar Awards ceremony scheduled for Lagos on January 28, 2023.

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