Featured Image: Comrade Jacob Shom receiving award on behalf of Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Hon. Bernard Unenge.
Benue state Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Hon. Bernard Unenge and his counterpart in charge of Education Ministry, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar were today honoured with prestigious awards by St Stephen’s Mission Asase, North Bank Makurdi in Benue state.
Hon. Unenge bagged the award of ‘Worthy Friend of the Church’. According to the organizers of the award ceremony, the honour done the Lands Commissioner was due to his enormous contributions to the development of the church and the lives he has touched in the society generally.
Responding, Hon. Bernard Unenge Who was represented by his Media Assistant, Comrade Jacob Shom thanked St Stephen Asase for recognizing and appreciating his efforts, saying it would spur him to do more. He appealed to the church to sustain prayers for Governor Ortom’s administration to succeed.
The Honourable Commissioner of Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar was honoured with the award of ‘Tõgh Ku Shima Itaver’ (Pillar of Courage). Represented at the occasion by Hon. Abraham Aondona Tamenor, the Education Commissioner pledged his continued support to the church and expressed gratitude to the organizers for finding him worthy of the honour.
Other personalities who bagged various awards in Representative capacity include: Managing Director of BIPC Barr Alex Adum ( Eminent Friend of the Church award), Immediate past Chairman of Konshisha local Government Hon. Mrs Mwuese Sõrkwagh Ubebe (Worthy Mother of the Church award) and many others who received various awards.
Priest in charge of St Stephen’s Mission, Rev. Dominic Ukpong prayed and blessed the award plagues collectively before it was bestowed on the honorees.
Rev. Ukpong blessing the award plagues
Earlier in a welcome speech, Central Planning Committee (CPC) Chairman of the 2020 St Stephen’s Bazaar and wife of Principal Special Assistant to Benue State Governor on Special Duties, Mrs Ann Kwaghngu welcomed the guests to the Church and thanked them for their unrelenting assistance which made their recognition and honour possible.