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Nigerian humanitarian among Golden Image Award recipients

Chief Clifford Nzeruem with Liberian Embassador to Nigeria Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, Ambassador Dew Mayson, and some members of the Liberian Community in Nigeria.

A Nigerian philanthropist, Chief Clifford Obioma Nzeruem is among about 12 international personalities to be honored at the Golden Image Award (GIA) in Monrovia, Liberia.

Chief Nzeruem, a former Honorary Consul General of Liberia to the State of Lagos, is being honored for his unending humanitarian assistance, particularly to Liberians in Nigeria and adjoining countries, a release from the Liberian Embassy in Nigeria quotes the vetting committee of the GIA.

A total of 30 national and international awardees are expected to be honored at this year’s GIA event which takes place at the Monrovia City Hall in Monrovia on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

According to the release, President George Manneh Weah will convene the event, while the ‘Image of the Award’, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia will co-convene.

Chief Cliff, as he is well known in the Liberian Community in Nigeria, especially among Liberians residing in Lagos and adjoining states, is described as “a selfless and altruistic humanitarian”, who has been using his own resources to assist Liberians in difficult situations, ranging from refugee welfare to domestic problems.

He is also accredited with encouraging and supporting the formation of the Organization of Liberian Communities in Nigeria (OLICON) which comprises all Liberian groups in Nigeria’s 36 states and its Federal Capital, Abuja.

He currently serves at his own expense as Protocol Attaché to the Embassy of Liberia in Abuja by assisting the Embassy with the provision of protocol and hospitality services to Liberian officials, business people and students visiting or transiting Lagos. Now in its 8th edition, the Golden Image Award (GIA) forms part of this year’s (171st) Independence Day celebrations of Liberia. Dispatch

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