Multiple Awards Winner, Asiwaju Igbos in Akure kingdom, Sir Umenweke Bags Abuja Based Media Business Award

By Collins Dupson,22nd September,2021

In recognition of his selfless service to the promotion of business and raising business leaders in Ondo State, the Managing Director, Unitus Group of Companies, Chief Dr. Titus Umenweke on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 bagged a National Media Meritorious Award from an Abuja based publishers of The New Nigeria News (TNN TV) as the Most Outstanding Business Icon in 2021.

The Asiwaju of Igbo in Akure is a multiple awards winner as many reputable organisations within and outside Ondo State have decorated him with different shades of awards based on his outstanding leadership roles in economy development of Ondo State and philanthropic gesture to the downtrodden in the society.

In his acceptance speech, Sir Umenweke said he was deeply honoured by the gesture which will spur him to continue to do more in service to God and humanity.

It could be recalled recently that Deji of Akure, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo installed Sir Umenweke as the Asiwaju of Igbo in Akure kingdom.

In his words, “As we all know last month, the Deji of Akureland, HRM, Oba Aladelusi Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, Odundun II honoured me with the title – Asiwaju of Igbos in Akure. Just last week, I received 3 different awards. It is not by my power”, he added just as he urged well meaning Nigerians to always do what is in their power to better the lives of people around them.

The peak of the programme was the official decoration of Sir Umenweke as the Patron of TNN TV and as well the presentation of award plaque as 2021 Most Outstanding Business Icon in recognition of his selfless and excellent service to humanity.

While speaking, the Chairman, TNN TV, Comrade Seun Akinde said the awardee, Sir Umenweke was carefully selected among numerous business men in Ondo State for the prestigious award.

” You are a shinning example in his field of endeavour, a pacesetter, development oriented leader, an idea developer, an advocate of peace and justice and a traditional heritage promoter per excellence among others”.

Sir Umenweke is the Vice Chairman, Catholic Men Organization ( CMO), a one-time Vice Chairman, Laity Council of Mary Queen of Angels and also Member Planning Committee, Golden Jubilee.

He is one of the pioneer leaders of Igbo Community in Ondo State and has served as Chairman, Igbo Trading Association and President of various clubs in Akure.

He is also the Vice Chairman, PCRC, Ala Area Command, the Chairman of Ogbese Division. He recently received 3 awards of excellence at the Catholic Bishop Diocese. No wonder, the Deji of Akure kingdom appointed him as the Asiwaju of Igbos in Akure.

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