IAWPA Confer Chief Solomon Aguene, Dr Chidi Anyaegbu Chairman Of Chisco With International Lord Mayor Of Peace Awards

By Onome Naomi

International Association of World Peace Advocates confers awards of Lord Mayor of Peace on Chief Solomon Aguene, President Ohaneze Ndigbo Lagos and Chief Dr Chidi Anyaegbu, chairman of Chisco group at an event held in Lagos.

The event which attracted dignitaries from all walks of life took place on Monday, 25th March, 2024 at Villa Dome Event Centre, Ikoyi area of Lagos, for their outstanding performances to forestall global peace leveraging on leadership roles and responsibilities. Having being monitored by the International organization, these two important personalities have been found worthy to be ambassadors representing the interest of IAWPA Internationally.

The President of World peace president from Denmark Amb Per Stafsen recognized the imminent awardees by walking the duo into SDG International hall of fame as ambassadors, applauded their efforts so far as humanitarians while he buttressed on his aims and objectives of promoting peace across Nigeria and other countries in optimism that peace will reign in the world. He also mentioned that they must maintain the course to which they were nominated and conferred with the prestigious title as icons.

The spokes person for IAWPA Chief Emmanuel Okonkwo stated that the recognition awards for Chief Solomon Aguene and Dr Chidi Anyaegbu is meant to reward excellence, hard work and their devotion to humanitarian services. Reveals IAWPA recognises prominent individuals in a bid to assist united Nations to promote global peace since it was founded. Another reason why the programme was founded was to promote sustainable development in accordance with the mission of the united Nations. He said International Association of World Peace Advocates is established in many African and European countries such as Egypt, south Africa, Botswana, Denmark, Switzerland. The association operates with the slogan;’Think globally, act locally’. We organise many gatherings where we sensitize people on promoting peace, he added.

Special guests who attended the event included the President of International Association of World Peace Advocates, Amb. Per Stafsen, the wife of Ooni of Ife, Chief Mike Umeh, Eze Lawrence Nnamdi Eze, who led other traditional rulers, captains of Industry, friends and wellwishers of Chief Aguene and Chief Anyaegbu including others.

The Award given to the duo as recognition includes a United Nation Red International Passport, UN Identity Cards to enable them access to travel to many countries without visa, an award certificate and others.

Profiles of the awardees in summary:

Chief Solomon Aguene possess native intelligence in all ramifications. He had at the age of 9 developed special interest in traditional art forms including paintings, sculptures, bronze, wood, etc. At the age of 11, he was already a regular sight in the company of his father at high profile traditional ceremonies and gatherings of titled men.

At 15 with the influence of his father was admitted into the spiritual group, “OGBO-EKWA” which then stood as ancient police in Onicha Igbo-Eze (a group that chastises evil doers in the community and brings them to justice),

Chief Solomon Aguene, is the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Aguene Art Foundation and President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos State, has used his business connections and leadership position as Ohanaeze President to touch many lives especially the less privileged people in the society through philanthropic gestures over the years.
Chief Aguene has been described by many as a bridge builder and lover of peace and that was why he was given the chieftaincy title “Udochia Ndigbo”, which literally means let peace reign. He is a recipient of several awards both National and International and has crowned it all with the Mayor of Peace Ambassador recognition by IAWPA affiliated to United Nations.

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Dr Chidi Anyaegbu is a Nigerian businessman and transport mogul. He is the founder and Chairman of Chisco Group Ltd and Havila Air.
The Amichi, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State-born Chief Anyaegbu has attended several Management and Entrepreneurial institutions in France, USA, Brazil, Germany, and United Kingdom.
He was conferred with a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration (Honoris Causa) by Penn State University, USA.
He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (International) London. He is also an honorary fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Nigeria. He was conferred with the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic ( MFR) and the Distinguished Leadership Award by the Nigerian Police Community Relations Committee, Zone 7. Chief Anyaegbu is a receiver of the National Merit Award in Transport at the Institute of International Auditors of Nigeria. He is conferred with the traditional title of Okeiyi Amichi, he’s chairman of Anambra security trust fund amongst others and now the global Lord Mayor of Peace Ambassador.

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