Enyimba FC Chairman Felix Anyansi Agwu has expressed joy at being conferred with the National Productivity Order of Merit Award, describing it as a “special honour.”

Anyansi Agwu was on Thursday conferred with the prestigious national award which recognises Nigerians who have demonstrated exemplary productivity in different sectors.

The conferment was performed by the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari at a high-profile ceremony at the State House, Abuja.

Anyansi Agwu, thus joined a glowing list of eminent Nigerians, including Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote and renowned entrepreneur Tony Elumelu, to have received the award.

Speaking after being conferred with the award, the two times CAF Club Administrator of the Year said:

“It is something that is very special and will always be what it is. You have over 200 million persons in Nigeria in different fields and in my particular field as a football administrator, I am being accorded this kind of honour and award. It shows that there is hope. It means that in hard work people will recognise, people will always remember, people will see. It might take time  but one day people will remember. 

“It is an eye-opener for me and some other persons that will also receive this in due course. Continue to work hard wherever you are, whichever position you find yourself. People will see you, your country one day will also remember you. 

“People will not understand what it is. It is a long story in the sense that it is hard work built with time. So many things that were done years back are being remembered. It is something that I will never forget. The number one citizen of our country, the president of Nigeria, honouring you, you know what that means. It shows that you are also  being tasked, “there is still more to do.” 

“I will continue to look forward. The ones we have done in the past, that one has gone, the challenge is how we can do even much more so that is what I am focused on now and that is the lesson to be learnt for today.”


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