Nigerian-born philanthropist and Senator-elect for Delta North district, Prince (Dr) Ned Nwoko, is to be honoured in South Africa. The prestigious honour is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to sports development in Africa.
Nwoko, the Senator-elect for Delta North district is among other recipients to be honoured on 26th May at the end of the two days Jose Foundation Safeguarding in Sports Conference holding in South Africa.
President of Jose Foundation, South Africa, Dr. Martins Abhulimhen, explained that the Award was to recognise and appreciate the immense inputs to sports in Africa by Dr Nwoko and other receipients.
He said the awards couldn’t have come at a better time than now knowing fully how sports unite Africans.
He added that the conference is hosted by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee.
Dr. Martins Abhulimhen stated:
“His (Prince Ned Nwoko) works for humanity earn him international recognition and therefore Jose Foundation is proud to honour him and others who have sacrificed so much for the growth of sports on the African continent.”
Prince Ned Nwoko, a lawyer, politician, tourism enthusiast, patron of education and veteran businessman, was born on December 21st, 1960 in Idumuje-Ugboko, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State.
An alumnus of the University of Keele (England), Kings College and University of London, where he majored in Insurance, Maritime, Company and Commercial Law.
Nwoko represented Aniocha North-South And Oshimili North-South of Delta State in the House of Representatives between 1999 and 2003.
He has contributed immensely to the development of mankind and his people inclusively.
He has intervened in different sectors to improve society and make life better for the people, the statement said.
The conference is coordinated by Mr Norman Brook (MBE), of the Brook Sports Consulting and supported by The Commonwealth, Safe Sport International, The Guardian, UNICEF, UK Sport, UNESCO, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Lime Culture UK.