National President of ANLCA, Hon. Iju Tony Nwabunike

The National President of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents ANLCA, Hon. Iju Tony Nwabunike, has pledged to rededicate himself to selfless pursuits in the service of humanity.

In a virtual press conference with select journalists  as part of activities to mark his 58th birthday celebrations in Lagos today, Nwabunike said Nigerians and the entire humanity will enjoy a world of oneness if everyone gives from what they have to support the less privileged .

He also observed that his 58th birthday celebration coming at a time the world is battling with the COVID-19 pandemic is a period for him to renew his service to God through selfless commitment to humanitarian activities and continually promoting good values.

Nwabunike said: “I come from a community of industrious people called Ozubulu in Anambra State where chivalry and communal living is highly encouraged and relished. As a professional in the freight forwarding business, I have participated actively in the maritime industry for about three decades.

“Although, I have veered into other aspects of human endeavours as a businessman, Ozubulu, Anambra State and Nigeria’s maritime industry have played very vital roles in shaping my person and future.

“I have been involved in c philanthropic activities long before now, but the need to redouble my efforts towards such acts have further been amplified by the challenges posed by this pandemic.

“COVID-19 pandemic has brought health, economic and very serious humanitarian challenges to the world. As I celebrate, I am conscious of this and will further implore well -meaning Nigerians to lend hands of support to the needy around them.

“I am speaking to you from my Lagos home where I observed a very mild family celebration while passing messages of love to all that should exemplify good deeds to all my family members, friends and well- wishers who have been showering me with goodwill messages today.

“I am very thankful to God for his grace and mercy towards me and bestowing me with the blessings of life to this stage while praying to Him to grant me more years which I will dedicate to serving humanity

“I will also renew my call to my professional colleagues to sustain and increase their degrees of moral values, ethical behaviours and professional diligence in the discharge of their duties in the maritime industry and Nigeria at large”.

He however advised Nigerians to continually observe all the COVID-19 prevention protocols of hand washing, use of hand sanitisers, wearing of face masks and observing appropriate physical distancing measures in order to remain safe and healthy.