ANLCA President, Tony Nwabunike : 3 decades of promoting maritime development in Nigeria
* Rededicates Self to Serving Humanity at 58
By Udeme Clement :
Mr Iju Tony Nwabunike, the National President, Association of Nigeria Licenced Customs Agents, ANLCA, is
a professional in the freight forwarding sector. He is a major stakeholder in the port industry and has participated actively in the maritime industry for three decades.
Nwabunike just turned 58 and has rededicated himself to selfless pursuits in the service of humanity.
Speaking to journalists via the telephone on the occasion of his 58 birthday celebration, Nwabunike said Nigerians and the entire humanity will enjoy a world of oneness, if everyone gives from what he has to support the less privileged .
He described his 2020 birthday celebration coming at a time the world is battling with the Covid-19 pandemic, as a period to renew his service to God through selfless commitment to humanitarian activities and continually promoting good values.
Hear him :
“I come from a community of industrious people called Ozubulu in Anambra State, where chivalry and communal living are highly encouraged. As a professional in the freight forwarding sector, I have participated actively in the maritime industry for about three decades.”
He went on, “Though, I veered into other aspects of human endeavours as a businessman, Ozubulu, Anambra State and the Nigerian maritime industry have played very vital roles in shaping my person.
“I have been involved in certain philantropic activities long before now, but the need to redouble efforts towards such acts has further been emphasised by challenges posed by the pandemic.”
He continued, “Covid19 pandemic brought health, economic and very serious humanitarian challenges to the world. As I celebrate, I am conscious of these and will further implore well- meaning Nigerians to lend hands of support to the needy around them.
” I am speaking to you from my Lagos home, where I observed a very mild family celebration, while passing messages of love for all that should be exemplified in good deeds to all my family members, friends and well wishers, who have been showering me with goodwill messages today.
“I am very thankful to God for his Grace and Mercy towards me, giving me the blessing of life to this stage while praying to him, to grant me more years, which I will dedicate to serving humanity
” I will also renew my call to my professional colleagues to sustain and increase their degrees of moral values, ethical behaviours and professional diligence in the discharge of their services in the maritime industry and Nigeria at large”.
He advised, “All Nigerians should continually observe the Covid19 preventive protocols of hand-washing, usage of hand sanitisers, wearing of nose masks and appropriate physical distance measures”.