By Patrick Ochei
The Delta born billionaire and Antarctica explorer, Prince Ned Nwoko has been lauded for his initiative to build the first of its kind Sports University in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Nwoko was commended when an opinion sampling was randomly conducted on certain Anioma stakeholders on what they think about development in Anioma Nation, especially as it relates to projects that are of perpetual significance and value.
One of such personalities who spoke by first referring to Ned Nwoko as a generational innovator, was Her Royal Majesty, Obi Martha Dunkwu, Omu Anioma/Nneoha.
She had started by eulogizing Prince Ned Nwoko as a man who in spite of his well polished British background, has become one of the greatest Anioma patriots of our time.
According to her, “Ned did not blink an eyelid to decide where to site the University. He did not consider its economic viability in a local community most likely unknown in the world map.
“He against all odds, decided boldly to site the University in his village of Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North LGA, thereby putting the agrarian community conspicuously in the world map.
“Ned Nwoko is a brand; a University project is a brand, not to talk of a Sports University. We must commend him. This is a project everybody should embrace. He had a choice of taking it to where he will make money and better recognised for the laudable initiative, but he decided otherwise.
“Please, keep telling him that we love him. And it is my prayer that God will continue to bless him to fully bring his dream of the University to fruition”, Omu Anioma prayed.
Moreso, a retired Federal Director of Education, Mr. Emma Ojei had equally spoken loudly about Prince Ned Nwoko’s unflinching love for the land of his birth – Idumuje-Ugboko.
He said, no one can ever convince Ned otherwise, adding that his love for Ugboko, Anioma comes first in his scale of preference.
Ojei praised him for his bold face and doggedness in ensuring that things that will open up his community to tourism, foreign direct investment and other numerous social amenities are attracted to it.