A leader may be able to foresee something that no one else can. This is one of the qualities that make s true leaders. The must always look forward, further than anyone else, in order to anticipate the future, predict the challenges it will bring, and prepare himself and his people to face it boldly.
A true leader cannot sit idly by and say that he cannot do anything or say that he does not know what will happen in the future, though the future belongs to God and only God knows what can happen in the future but as a true leader, you can always have a clue to what the future will look like or be.
A true leader cannot allow events to shape his future without his input because allowing such may lead to a scenario that he does not wish for and he may not be able to handle such scenario to his advantage. If we allow events and others to dictate and decide our future, they may give to us the kind of future that they wish and want for us and not that one we have envisaged.
Hon. Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, the then Honorable Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Planning and Chief of Staff, to Imo State Government, in the Rescue Mission Government of His Excellency Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha is indeed a great achiever and leader with the Midas touch. No wonder he has been and kept being recognized and decorated with so many titles, merit awards of excellence, honours and various other recognitions from NGO’s, Associations, Churches, Traders, Students, Youth bodies, Artists, Professional bodies, Civil Service, State Government and the Governor, the list is endless.
The awards Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has received thus so far are too numerous to mention that its itemization alone will make a full book of many pages but some of this awards and recognitions are stated below.
In recognition of his selfless service and excellence in service, he was awarded the Best Commissioner for lands, Survey, and Urban Planning Imo State. He has also received from the state Governor the award of “The Best Team Player”.
The National Association of Nkwerre LGA Students (NANS) ably led by its leader Comrade Iheme K.C, also awarded him a merit award of excellence for active student’s empowerment and also an award of Life Patron because of his good deeds.
UGWUMBA UCHE NWOSU being a young vibrant and quintessential leader that he is has remained a mentor and role model to many people and youths who always look up to him for guidance, direction and support in all their activities. It’s on this note that the various Youth organizations have recognized him as their Patron and as well have awarded him various forms of award for his exemplary leadership and empowerment programs for the Nigerian Youth which necessitated the Youths Assembly of Nigeria (YAN) to install him as their National Patron in a ceremony held in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja which attracted lots of Youths from the 36 States of the Country.
Ugwumba Uche Nwosu have as well received numerous recognitions and different types of awards from various Student Organizations, Departments and Faculties nationwide among which is the Ambassador of Good Leadership and Icon of Students Empowerment and Development from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) led by its National President Comrade Tijani Shehu Usman and the various national EXCO’s and Zonal Coordinators.
Ugwumba Uche Nwosu have also been recognized and awarded by various other Men, Women and Professional bodies including an award from the Imo State University Alumni Association.
The Nigerian Disabled Association having enjoyed the philanthropy, benevolence, and magnanimity of Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, made him their patron and as well awarded him an award of Excellence for exemplary leadership.
Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, after a keenly online voting for the Imo Man of the Year Award as powered by Social Media Searchlight Concepts, emerged the winner of the awarded after the majority of Imolites and Nigerians for him as their Man of the year as a result of his numerous exploits in Governance, Leadership, Philanthropy, Mentorship, and Empowerment etc.
His contributions to the welfare of the Students of Rochas Foundation never went unappreciated as the Rochas Foundation Old Students Association (ROFOSA) also awarded him as Grand Patron Of the Order of ROFOSA.
Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, for three years now and still counting have been the 100% sponsor of a yearly football competition for both the male and female students of Imo State University through the Office of his Principal Assistant on Students Affairs and IMSU SUG Directorate of Sports and in appreciation of this gesture, he was as well awarded.
Hon Ugwumba Uche Nwosu have received numerous awards from different associations both local and international, groups of different ages, local and international professional bodies, churches, schools, communities and states that listing them in this book as earlier said will not be possible since the awards itself are so numerous that it will make a full book of its own and yet the awards are still pouring in from different quarters which justifies the saying that, “As you do your work so is your ovation”, hence Ugwumba Uche Nwosu work and impact is being felt at all strata.
Still in recognition of his good deeds and empowerment of his people, the CGC teachers of Nkwerre LGA also presented a portrait award to him to appreciate him for his love for them and assistance to them.
The churches are not left out as they have been recognizing the contributions of Ugwumba Uche Nwosu in the spread of the gospel of Christ through provision of the necessary infrastructure, tools and money needed for evangelization as well as empowering men of God with the necessary logistics to inspire them in doing their work of evangelization and this contributions have attracted lots of award from numerous Church denominations and Church organizations.
There are also numerous awards and portraits coming from Nigerians in Diaspora among which is a Merit Award of Excellence from the Imo State Students Union United Kingdom and CGC teachers in Nkwerre LGA.
Global Excellence Award in recognition of his excellence in public service and governance.
There have been numerous forms of recognition and awards from various traditional rulers, Communities, Youths, Men and Women Organizations etc, in various forms and magnitude and it keeps pouring in regularly because Ugwumba Uche Nwosu is indeed a movement.
The entire people of Old Isu clan, Nkwerre-Isu Nation made up of four blocs currently the four LGA’s that made up Nkwerre –Nwangele-Njaba and Isu Federal Constituency, the largest Federal Constituency in the Federal Republic of Nigeria rolled out its drums and music to receive and decorate their illustrious son through a Grand Civic Reception in honor of Hon Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, the first Chief of Staff to the State Government to have emerged from the Federal Constituency.
The Traditional Rulers in the said reception jointly decorated him with the Chieftaincy title of Ugwumba Gburu Gburu, an occasion that attracted lots of Imolites, friends and well wishers to Eziama Obaire Autonomous Community in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State.
Ugwumba Uche Nwosu is a man who has absolute faith in God, his State, LGA, Community, his people and in himself. He is a man of his word, who always kept his promise and helped his people, colleagues and friends. These are the qualities of a great leader which Ugwumba uche Nwosu possesses and it distinguishes him from so many other leaders. But another gift that Ugwumba Uche Nwosu possesses is a rare gift from God – to be blessed with the love of your people. A leader may be feared or respected, but to be truly loved by his people is something every leader aspires to achieve.
The high point of the numerous awards and recognition won by the dynamic and quintessential Ugwumba Uche Nwosu is the award of the Most Performing Government Appointee/Commissioner during the celebration of Rescue Mission Government at Five years and Imo@40 Anniversary where he was voted by numerous Imolites which enabled him to win the award which was presented to him by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Onyegun while other notable National Assembly members and eminent personalities watch.
Hon Ugwumba Uche Nwosu is a dynamic and vibrant workaholic administrator and public servant whose dedication and commitment to service keeps winning him accolades, recognitions and awards beyond our imagination. There is only one Uche Nwosu, who today is the New Face of Governance and whose performance in governance have proved that the time is ripe for the younger generation to entrusted with the MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP.