Nigeria’s foremost female goalkeeper, Ann Chiejine, was among the awardees at the Umunahu Community Development Union, Lagos, Awards.
She was honoured with the Excellent Leadership Award by the community.
She hails from Umunahu in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State.
The union chairman, Charles Obiako said the event was to honour illustrious sons and daughters who have made outstanding contributions towards the development of the community and the country.
Chiejine said she was overwhelmed by the honour.
“If these awards were to be sold, I don’t think I have reached the level of buying any,” she said.
The former President of the Union, Mr. Reuben Nnodi, who was also honoured with the Excellent Leadership Award, broke down in tears as he recounted the level of progress some members of the community have made over time.
Eulogising Nnodi, the immediate past president of the Union, Chief Vitalis Ofoegbu, described him as an outstanding community leader who dedicated his service years to the welfare of his kinsmen.
Also honoured in the Excellent Leadership category were Eddie Nnadi, Lolo Catherine Azuwuike, Eunice Ukaonu, Violet Nwagbara and Raymond Aharanwa.