The Isimkpu-born Mazi Ndubuisi Okoronkwo, medic, retired wing commander of the Nigerian Air Force, a most patriotic Aro man and a Port Harcourt-based medical practitioner, has been hounoured by the International Association of World Peace Advocates. The venue was the famous Royal Damgrete Hotel, Factory Road, Umuahia, and the date was Tuesday, 26 April, 2016. The glorious occasion was held on this year’s day celebration of the United Nations International Property Day with the theme – Digital Creativity: Culture Re-imagined.
Dr Okoronkwo was honoured alongside the governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu; the Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, Mr Martins Azubuike; Enugu State deputy governor, Cecilia Ezeilo, and twenty-seven other personalities drawn from Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Bornu, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Imo and Rivers states of Nigeria.
Reading a citation on Dr Ndubuisi Okononkwo in the presence in his relatives, friends and well-wishers, the Master of Ceremony of the occasion had said of him: ‘Dr Okoronkwo was born on 21 August, 1942 in Isimkpu, Arochukwu, into the family of Mazi and Mrs Okoronkwo. He obtained his WASC in 1960, and graduated with the University of Friendship, Moscow, Russia, with B Sc and PhD in medicine. In 1974, he joined the Nigeria Air Force. By his profession, he has been able to create job opportunities to youths of his community and empower farmers and traders and inspirational supports to the political class; often settles disputes among aggrieved persons and parties and puts smiles on the faces of people.’