A foremost investor in the oil and gas sector, and Enugu State born philanthropist, Engineer Lawrence Ezeh will be inducted into the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Hall of Fame by Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Enugu State Chapter.
Ezeh, who is fondly referred to as the ‘Five Star Prince’ will also be conferred with the title of ‘Omereoha Enugu State’.
Engineer Ezeh, who is the Prince of Mburubu ancient Kingdom of Nkanu land, will receive the honours at the national Secretariat of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, 7 Park Avenue, GRA Enugu.
The event, which is billed for Saturday 29th August 2020, will have top dignitaries of Igbo extraction in attendance, including the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo.
Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who is the executive governor of Enugu State will be the special guest of honor, while the father of the day will be the Chairman, Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, HE Ambassador Lawrence Agubuzu.
According to a letter exclusively made available to Jungle Journalist Media Ltd, and signed by the Enugu State President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Hon Chidozie Alex Ogbonna, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo is proud to note that (Prince Lawrence Ezeh) was at the forefront of ameliorating the pains of our people during the period through generous interventions in the local government and in particular, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State. It is for this reason that the Selection Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo recommended the induction”.
Prince Lawrence Ezeh contested for the Senate seat of Enugu East Senatorial Zone in 2019.
He is also a major investor in the oil and gas industry, as well as roads, bridges and house construction projects. He is the CEO of Deep Well Petroleum Limited, and also owns Buzuzu Construction Company Limited.
For many years now, Ezeh has taken it upon himself to provide basic amenities for Mburubu and Nkanu East people.
He has built roads, and repaired others, provided water and electricity, and provided scholarships to thousands of citizens of Enugu State.
Prince also played a major role in providing for citizens during the Covid-19 lockdown.