The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) on Saturday, 14th August, 2021, honoured Dr. Iyke Kanu with a Special Recognition Award during their 2021 Annual FCT Nurses Week/Scientific Workshop help inside the auspicious Abuja International Conference Centre.
NANNM weeklong workshop with the theme: A Voice to lead, a vision for future Healthcare, came to a crescendo with the award dinner under the chairmanship of Comrade Ayuba Wabba mni, the Nigeria Labour Congress and ITUC Global President who was ably represented by Comrade Olusegun Rotimi, while the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha was the Special Guest of Honour.
NANNM is the umbrella body for all the registered nurses and midwives across the country.
During her speech, the President of NANNM, Comrade Deborah Yusuf, noted that Dr. Kanu is being honoured as an accomplished businessman and a professional who has made significant contributions and outstanding achievement to support, promote, improve and enhance quality of life of Nigerians.
Dr. Kanu, the Chairman of Icecos Energy Holdings Limited, an Oil and Gas concern, equally sits atop the breathtaking, luxury Golden Tulip Grand Palazzo Hotel, Owerri, amongst other blue chip conglomerates.
Dr. Kanu has an unquenchable thirst for charity and his boundless philanthropic gestures cut across religious and ethnic divides. Little wonder the Igbo born business mogul is being decorated with this honour.
The Chairman of Classic International Magazine who dedicated the award to God almighty first, for the grace of life and sustenance, and secondly, to healthcare sector of the economy, including the nurses, wid-wives, doctors, etc for their dedication to service especially at this trying time of Covid-19 pandemic; told newsmen that the essence of life is to give and touch lives, support the course of humanity.