Barr. Okparaji was honoured alongside his colleagues, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike, the Executive Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area and the Executive Chairman of Ahoada West, Hon. Hope Ikiriko at the Ecumenical centre, Port Harcourt, the state capital for their excellent performance and relentless effort in the fight against COVID-19.
Presenting the award, the Chairman of CAN Rivers State, Apostle Stanley Dimkpa pointed out that the efforts and activities of the honored Local Government Council Chairmen attracted the Christian Association of Nigeria to bestow the award of excellence on them.
Apostle Stanley encouraged them not to be deterred but continue in their commendable activities adding that CAN and other well meaning entities are taking notes and will always be there to support, encourage and criticize when necessary.
The Executive Chairman of Eleme LGA, Hon. (Barr.) Philip Okparaji in his speech at the dedicated the Award of Excellence conferred on him by CAN to the people of Eleme LGA.
The Eleme LG Boss who pointed out that inspite of all temptations and provocative circumstances, the people of Eleme remained peaceful and understanding.
He thanked the people and the christian community in Rivers State led by CAN stressing that he will not rest on his oars but will commit renewed effort in ensuring that the people of Eleme remain free from COVID19.
Hailing the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Wike for his proactive leadership and dogged response towards fighting the Corona Virus pandemic, Barr. Okparaji pointed out that the strong commitment to the protection of Rivers people against COVID-19 inspired the 23 LGA Chairmen to follow suit.