Monrovia – A Nigerian philanthropist, Chief Clifford Obioma Nzeruem is among about 12 international personalities that will be honored at the Golden Image Award (GIA) in Monrovia, Liberia.
A former Honorary Consul General of Liberia to the State of Lagos, he is being honored for his unending humanitarian assistance, particularly to Liberians in Nigeria and adjoining countries, a release from the Liberian Embassy in Nigeria quotes the vetting committee of the GIA.
A total of 30 national and international awardees are expected to be honored at this year’s GIA event which takes place at the Monrovia City Hall in Monrovia on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
According to the release, His Excellency President George Manneh Weah will convene the event while the ‘Image of the Award’, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia will co-convene.
Chief Cliff, as he is well known in the Liberian Community in Nigeria, especially among Liberians residing in Lagos and adjoining states, is described as “a selfless and altruistic humanitarian”, who has been using his own resources to assist Liberians in difficult situations, ranging from refugee welfare to those involved with domestic problems.
The Nigerian philanthropic businessman is also accredited with encouraging and supporting the formation of the Organization of Liberian Communities in Nigeria (OLICON) which comprises all Liberian groups in Nigeria’s 36 states and its Federal Capital, Abuja.
He currently serves at his own expense as Protocol Attaché to the Embassy of Liberia in Abuja by assisting the Embassy with the provision of protocol and hospitality services to Liberian officials, business people and students visiting or transiting Lagos.
Now in its 8th edition, the national and international award event of the Golden Image Awards (GIA) forms part of this month’s Independence Day celebrations of Liberia, the release concludes.