By Ralph Chris-Izokpu
Sen. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah will on Monday December 16th be honoured with the Nation Builders Achievers Award.
Sen. Ubah is being honoured for his laudable contributions towards the growth and development of Nigeria, particularly in the areas of trade and commerce, petroleum and sports.
This was disclosed in a pre-event statement made available to the AUTHORITY in Abuja by Amb. Raymond Jefferson Onyebuchi.
The statement said: “In 2001, he (Ubah) founded Capital Oil and Gas Limited, a dominant player in Nigeria’s petroleum downstream sector responsible for the distribution of about 40% of petroleum products in the country.
“In 2015, he founded The Authority Newspaper, a major national daily made popular for its credibile accounts of topical issues in the society and its record as the second Nigerian newspaper to go daily on its first day after The Concord in 1982.
“His solid contributions to sports development in Anambra State are unrivaled, having built the best privately-owned stadium in Africa with a seating capacity of 15,000 in his home town, Nnewi,” According to the statement.
“His burning desire to create jobs, empower the youth and bring development to Anambra State has earned him a well deserved nomination for a Nation Builders Achievers Award.
The Nation Builder alongside other meritoriously nominated awardees will be presented their awards at the NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Abuja on Monday, December 16, 2019.
The statement added that a comprehensive list of nominees will be published in national dailies on November 30, 2019.