The Convener of Umu Anioma Worldwide presenting the 2014 Umu Anioma

The Convener of Umu Anioma Worldwide presenting the 2014 Umu Anioma Spirit of Community Lifetime Achievement Award to the honoree, Chief (Col. Rtd.) Michael Nduka Okwechime, the Olikeze of Ibusa.   

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              Lifetime Achievement Award

 Outstanding above and beyond over most of the qualities on the listed categories. Awardee has made an indelible impact on our Anioma people today and for the future!

 CHIEF (COL. RTD.) MICHAEL NDUKA OKWECHIME

 The 2014 UmuAnioma Spirit of Community Lifetime Achievement Award is hereby presented to Chief Col. (Rtd.) Michael Nduka Okwechime, the Olikeze of Ibusa.

Chief (Col. Rtd.) Michael Nduka Okwechime attended Govt College, Ugheli, Delta State  and was a soldier of the Nigerian Army.  

Studied at Eaton Hall, Cgerler, London, UK (1954)  and Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst Camberly Surrey, UK 1954-1956 

He was a trained engineer who had the Honour of lowering the British Union Jack Flag and hoisting Nigerian flag in 1960 

He formed the Nigerian Military Engineers and was the first head of defunct Biafran Republic National Planning committee Credited with involvement in many interventions of hardware that helped Biafra to remain in the war. Chief (Col. Rtd.) Michael Okwechime was the first Nigerian engineer to command the Nigerian Army Engineering Corp Immediate past President-General of Izu Anioma, the apex socio-cultural organization of the Anioma people.