Obiano Decorated as “Champion of Democracy” in Boston

Governor Obiano (m) receives his award as his wife, Eberechi, watches

By James Eze (

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has been honoured as Nigeria’s Champion of Democracy by the Nigerian American Multi-Service Association (NAMSA) in Boston at the weekend.

The Nigerian American Multi-Service Association (NAMSA) is a Boston based umbrella association of Nigerians in Massachusetts that is dedicated to promoting and preserving the culture and heritage of all people of Nigerian/African descent in the United States, working assiduously to provide supportive environment through education, networking opportunities and other services that would help their fellow compatriots adapt and thrive.

The ceremony which brought the governor’s business tour of Boston to a glorious climax was marked by effusive encomiums from members of the organization who represent the various segments of the Nigerian sub-culture in Boston.

Bestowing the honour on Governor Obiano, president of the association, Mr. Godwin Nnanna lauded him for proving through his stellar performance, that good governance is possible in Nigeria.

According to him, the recent triumph of five Anambra girls who won the Gold Medal at the World Technovation Challenge in San Francisco did not drop from the skies. 

“It is a product of sound policy making and implementation,” Mr Nnanna observed, pointing out that all performance indicators have been pointing skywards since Governor Obiano took over the reins of leadership.

He praised the governor’s stream of excellent performances which he said had kept Anambra steadily in the news and urged him to remain steadfast on the path of purposeful governance as it was the only hope for Nigeria to overcome her myriad of development challenges.

Mr. Nnanna expressed the gratitude of NAMSA to Governor Obiano and his wife, Ebelechukwu, for honouring the association with their presences and assured them of the resolve of the association to lend a helping hand to his efforts to bring rapid development to Anambra State.

Echoing Nnanna’s laudatory, other prominent leaders of the association like Prof Ajibola Osinubi, Dr Joyce Nwosu, Ms Nkoli Onye and Prof NT Izuchi praised Governor Obiano’s sterling accomplishments in office and urged him not to drop the baton in his second term.
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