By Binebai Princewill There was massive jubilation in Warri yesterday as a Niger Delta born young philanthropist, Amb. John Dekawei, founder and chairman of the John Dekawei Foundation (JDF), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) bagged the “Most Outstanding Youth Leader In Niger Delta ” award. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report
While presenting the Award to the renowned Niger Delta philanthropist, Amb. John Dekawei by Comr. Obukowho Adaji, President of Niger Delta Youth Coalition (NDYC), the body with which they are honouring Dekawei had revealed that they have been keenly following the humanitarian activities of the young philanthropist in the country over the years.Comr. Adaji continued that the Niger Delta Youth Coalition (NDYC) is a body with membership that cut across all the Niger Delta States with coordinators for which he is the President. He noted that the group have singled out Dekawei for the award after critically looking at the services he has been rendering to humanity in Nigeria, stressing that his kinds are few in the whole of the Niger Delta region. Speaking further, President Obukowho who is based in Portharcourt maintained that the presentation of the prestigious award to Dekawei was to encourage the peace ambassador to do more and to show to the world that whatever good thing anyone is doing, there are people watching from far and near. The group had particularly prayed to the Lord Almighty to continue to increase Amb. Dekawei financially and otherwise in order to sustain his act of adding value to the society. In a swift response, Amb. John Dekawei, recipient of Niger Delta Most Outstanding Youth Leader Award had appreciated the group for finding him worthy of the award. Nevertheless, Dekawei said for him, giving back to society is something that he is doing with passion because it pleases the Lord Almighty, adding that he is not doing it to get publicity or with the sole aim of getting favour from people. He stressed that if the resources are there, there is no big deal for him to render assistance to those that are in need in whatever way, noting that wealth and everything about life belongs to the Lord Almighty and that the entire human existence on earth is transient. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report that the award presentation ceremony was done at the highly classical Bon Hotel in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
Dekawei was flanked by Comr. Bebenimibo Justin Ajosibe, popularly known as Mc Colabo, Mr. Wisdom, Comr. John Gbozimor as well as Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill.