A Civil Society Organization, the Ambassadors for Peace and Enlightenment Foundation, AMPEF, on Monday presented the “Woman of Integrity, 2023 Award” to Princess Lilian Chinonso Osuofia, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jigsimur Zdex International, in recognition of her numerous contributions in transforming lives, fighting poverty and building society.
Presenting the award, the National President of AMPEF, Comrade Prince Saviour Iche, noted that AMPEF awards are strictly based on merit and not for monetary reasons, adding that Princess Osuofia has done a lot in empowering people with her company and obviously deserved the award.
The AMPEF national president maintained that Princess Osuofia, has demonstrated outstanding integrity over the years in her company’s operations without hidden terms and conditions.
Comrade Iche highlighted the activities of AMPEF since its inception including fighting for the poor and oppressed, empowerment of women, widows, and other vulnerable people in society, payment of school fees for children whose parents could not pay their fees, payment of rent for those that could no longer renew their rents and distribution of food items to people at regular intervals.
In her response, the elegant Princess of Ohanaeze Ndigbo expressed gratitude to Prince Iche and his team for the honour, adding that she has been using her company to fight poverty and transform lives over the years. She commended AMPEF for their service to humanity which she also does using her company and promised to support them. She lamented that many lives are lost today on account of the poverty that is ravaging the people.
In her words, “I like people that stand for the truth and for the poor. That is my dream, to fight for those who believe that they cannot do it. Many people are dying in silence today as a result of poverty. I use Jigsimur to also fight for people; we use it to fight poverty. I can tell you that the Jigsimur people are not experiencing the current hardship in the country because we are doing massively well.
“Jigsimur family, we are doing well. Human rights are the voice of the voiceless, it is the voice of the hopeless, and charity works which I said is my hubby, and I educate them on how to give there’s a saying that ‘givers never lack.’ On my own, I do quite a lot. In Jigsimur Company, we do a lot. I appreciate your coming here today because you people will definitely be happy to associate with us. However, we will stay out if we find out that you people are not straightforward.
“I’m that kind of person that will tell you that something is black and when you check, it is black. I’m a straightforward person, if I tell you that something is white, go and check it, it is white, I don’t like painting issues. When I give things to visit the poor people out there, let it get to them, that is my joy. So, we will do our best to support you and when we are having our programmes, we will invite you people also.”