Enugu lawmaker seeks business leaders’ participation in politics

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From Magnus Eze, Enugu

Leader of Enugu State House of Assembly, Ikechukwu Ezeugwu, has called on African businessmen, particularly Nigerians, to get actively involved in partisan politics.

He said it would provide them enormous opportunities in reaching out to more needy persons in the society than they are doing with their private enterprises.


The lawmaker stated this in his remarks at the12th edition of the African Achievers Awards, held at Queen’s Gate London, United Kingdom.

Notables including Ameenah Gurib-Fakim who served as the 6th President of the Republic of Mauritius attended the event.

Ezeugwu said government policies go a long way in shaping businesses and the affairs of the masses.

Ezeugwu, the founder of Ikechukwu Ezeugwu Foundation was one of the honourees at the 11th Edition of the African Achievers Awards at the Kensington Palace, London in 2021. He was honoured as the Humanitarian Person of the year, West Africa,  2021 for his interest in empowering lives through education among other humanitarian gestures.

Ezeugwu was invited to give a talk about his foundation at the 12th edition with world audience as a way of encouraging others.

In his lecture, Ezeugwu said his foundation started the scholarship programme in 2013, as his own way of giving back to the society.

“I believe in human capital development as against handing out cash and engaging in mere stomach infrastructure. As at today the Ikechukwu Ezeugwu Foundation has produced 21 graduates out of which one of them, a medical doctor has been given scholarship for his residency in the United States of America by the KAPLAN Medicals.”