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Prince of Mburubu to be Inducted into Ohanaeze Ndigbo Hall of Fame, Receive Omereoha Title

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.

The Unshakable Personality of Prince Lawrence Ezeh, by Ifebuchi Williams

Obviously, Engr Ezeh is an unshakable personality which I may not be able to elucidate further on, as most of the evidences abound around us.

It is also crystal clear that, Engr Lawrence Ezeh, the five star Prince of Mburubu town, in Nkanu East Local Government Council of Enugu State is an unshakable resource person following his unpretentious and unprecedented track records.He is a man whose heart is open and ready to give back to the society at all costs, despite having little at his disposal without minding what society can do for him.

Engr Ezeh, who is also known as’ Agu di Ebube nke mbu n’Nkanu, CEO, Buzuzu Construction Company and Chairman of Prince and Princess Lawrence Ezeh’s Foundation, Deep Well Technical Ltd to mention but a few, is a servant leader, who practically understands the possible solution towards salvaging sociocultural, economic and political issues with moral and ethical principles of leadership.No doubt, Engr Ezeh, the illustrious son of Mburubu, born in the family of His Royal Majesty, Igwe E. M. O Ezeh (JP) Eze Ozulumba nke mbu na Mburubu Kingdom is a bridge builder who has friends and wide contacts across the globe as a detribalized man and astute leader cum business mogul.

Ezeh is also a servant leader who understands the problems, with a willing heart towards providing the needed remedy.

Ezeh for ages now has been providing the needed approaches in other to fix difficulties in his community, local government as well Enugu State, even at the national level of Nigeria Government.

Most recent of this is his goodwill towards alleviating hunger among his people, especially to the vulnerable ones in his town following the outbreak of coronavirus also known as covid-19.His efforts have indeed attracted awards, loyalists, friends, who have had his generosity etched in their minds.

As a certified Engineer, Prince Ezeh has demonstrated a huge contribution in the service to humanity by embarking on several roads and bridge construction in Nkanu East LGA, of which his community and other nearby towns in Nkanu East LGA can testify to, as the direct benefactors and recipients of such a favor and unprecedented service to humanity.

May God bless the founder of Aka Ekpuchi Onwa Political Organization. Prince (Engr) Lawrence Ezeh, a man with an incorruptible spirit who is ready to tender himself as a sacrificial lamb for the continuity of Enugu State leadership prowess at all levels.

This is to say that, Ezeh as an unshakable personality, is among the top personalities that has the requisite skills, ability and liberal mind to deliver true and passionate democracy in Enugu State if giving such privilege and opportunity come 2023.

Ifebuchi Williams Chime, a youth leader, writes from Enugu State.

PHOTOS: Prince Lawrence Ezeh congratulates Chief Dan Orbih, as he assumes office as PDP National Vice-Chairman, South-South

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Enugu State Chapter, Engineer Lawrence Ezeh has congratulated the new National Vice-Chairman of the PDP, after he assumed office earlier today in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Ezeh, who contested in the 2019 Senatorial elections for Enugu East, was present at the party secretariat, where he expressed hope that the party will take over leadership in the country.

Congratulating the new South South boss of the party, Ezeh said his capable leadership of the party in Edo State led to the weakening and eventual splitting of the opposition party in the state.

He also expressed optimism that the party will grow, not just in the geopolitical zone, but across the country as a result of Orbih’s fighting spirit.

Those in attendance include the Akwa Ibom and Cross River states Chairmen of the party, as well as numerous other stakeholders in the zone.

As Ndi Enugu proceed with talent hunt, let’s weigh the merits of Prince Ezeh

By Chidipeters Okorie

Prince Lawrence Ezeh is an independent-minded leader with an even-keel temperament, charismatic speaking skills and a knack for consensus-building.

He is also a talented introspective writer. His values are strongly shaped by his expertise as a Marine Engineer, personal philosophy and his Christian virtues. He represents a new dawn in the politics of Enugu State and Nigeria at large considering his fundamental political ideologies, which is; politics of inclusiveness as evident in his moral consistency and faith in the indivisibility of Enugu State.

Prince Ezeh has management forte. He has had business experience before arriving into politics. There are strong indications that if given the opportunity to serve he has the administrative acumen to handle, successful government.

Prince Eze is the visionary Chief Executive Officer of Buzuzu Construction Company Limited. No doubt he is an ambitious business mogul who from the very day he joined the business world, decided to creditably distinguish himself and his company. Through dint of hard work, personal conviction to succeed, visionary leadership and doggedness, he has, in a matter of few years, taken Buzuzu Construction Company Limited to a vantage position of becoming a dominant leader in the industry in Nigeria.

As the Chief Executive of Buzuzu Construction Company Limited, he also sits on the board of several other companies as Chairman, among which are:

Ranzolina Oil and Gas Co Ltd
Deepwell Technical Ltd
Renzolina Service Ltd.
Prince Lawrence Ezeh Foundation

He has been actively involved in top flight business management for over two decades with vast experience in international business and has attended several local and international courses and seminars in leadership and business management.

A versatile and successful businessman, Prince Ezeh is a-

Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers;

International Marine Contractors Association.

In addition to all these, there is a part of this able visionary leader that cannot be left out. Prince Engr Dr Ezeh is an avid philanthropist and a motivator par excellence. In acknowledgment of the need to serve humanity and give back to the society, provide succor to the needy, he has established an Educational Foundation that gives students free education at all levels, particularly in Enugu State, installed electricity transformers and engages in constant repair/grading of community roads.

He has provided funding opportunities to numerous artisans and given the youths the tools to excel and become responsible.

He has taken his philanthropy to an enviable height which has brought succor to communities in his area. Among these numerous services are:

Extension of electricity to all the villages in his community;

Continuous annual grading and lathering of Nara-Mburubu-Nomeh roads;
Award of scholarship to 64 indigents youths;
Rehabilitation of the electrical installations in Nkanu East;
Connecting some parts of Nkanu East to the national grid;
Rehabilitation of the several bridges in Nkanu East;
Constructed a 4.5km asphalt road with street lights in his community among others.

In recognition of his contributions to national development, he has been saluted with several chieftaincy titles in Enugu State and beyond. He is also a recipient of Honorary Directorate Degree (honoris causa) by Federal College of Dental Technology Enugu; United Nations Mayor of Peace Award and numerous other prestigious awards in Nigeria and Diaspora.

Prince Ezeh is known for being unafraid to speak the hard truths.

As Ndi Enugu proceed with talent hunt, let us weigh the merits of Prince Ezeh. We cannot go wrong with people like him.

His impacts so far in Enugu State has remained sui generis and may not be surmounted in the near future.

Okorie is publisher of Time Africa Magazine and writes from Lagos Nigeria

LG POLLS: Prince of Mburubu drums support for Engr. Uchenna Nwobodo

The Prince of Mburubu, Engr Lawrence Ezeh has called on all Nkanu East indigenes to turn out en masse and vote for Hon Uchenna Nwobodo and his running mate, Chief Martins Agbo at the February 29th 2020 Local Government and Councillorship elections.

Engr Ezeh made this call at the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which held at Nara Ward 1 earlier today.

The Prince of Mburubu also enjoined the populace to turn out and vote for the PDP councillorship candidates across the local government to ensure equitable representation if they come to power after the elections.

ENUGU AIRPORT:Hon Nnolim Nnaji express hope of reopening by Easter to Prince of Mburubu

The Chairman, House Committee on Aviation representing Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency, Hon Nnolim Nnaji has expressed hope that the Akanu Ibiam International Airport will be reopened in April 2020.

Nnaji stated that based on the level of work that has been done at the airport, travelers to the South East should expect to have the international airport back to activity.

The lawmaker expressed this position when he played host to Engineer Lawrence Ezeh in his office at the Green Chambers in Abuja earlier today. He said that the ongoing work is likely to be tidied up before the Easter holidays to enable travelers make use of the airport for the Easter holidays.

In his reaction, the Prince of Mburubu hailed the honourable member for his efforts in the aviation sector, and affirmed that his impactful representation of the people of Nkanu East /West inspires hope in the people.

He also encouraged him to be able to do more for the constituency on particular, and the South East in general.

My philanthropy not for political reasons -Prince Lawrence Ezeh

#INTERVIEW

Prince Lawrence Ezeh, the Prince of Mburubu, a backward community in Nkanu East LGA of Enugu State is an outstanding philanthropist that has touched the lives of his people.

For over 10 years the young prince has built asphalt roads and bridges for his rural community.

He has over the years maintained rural roads to enable his kinsmen who are predominantly farmers have access to their neighbours especially during the rainy season.

He has lite a candle in the lives of his people and also granted scholarships to grant indigent students access to education.

Fast forward to 2019, and this outstanding prince decided to run for Senate.

Lots of intrigues, political manipulations and he found himself in APC where he became the party’s senatorial flag bearer for Enugu East zone.

That Prince Ezeh lost that election to the former governor and leader of the ebeano group, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, is no longer news.

But his next line of action wasn’t only strange, it was unprecedented and worthy of a place in the annals of history and philanthropy.

Ordinarily, a Nigerian who lost election would disappear from the scene at least for some time.

Not for Prince Lawrence Ezeh. He rather returned to his philanthropic works and started attending to roads, assisting with other infrastructure ahead of the 2019 Christmas celebrations.

Everyday News went in search of this man. Yes we found him.

Hear what he told our reporters.

Philanthropy:

I try as much as possible to separate these two things. In the first place I wasn’t engaging in philanthropic gestures because I want to run for an office or because it has any form of political undertone. My philanthropic gestures are borne out of the fact that it’s a calling that I have as a person. It’s a commitment that has been given to me, so it basically has nothing to do with politics.

I have been in politics since 1999 and as a matter of fact I had not started engaging in philanthropic work because I didn’t have the where withal to do that then. When God started blessing me I had to look back where I come from to see what and what could be done to alleviate the sufferings of my people.

My ward is just one out of the 77 wards in East East Senatorial Zone. So my ward alone cannot at any point give one electoral victory.

So what I am doing is basically to touch the lives of my people to measure up with others.

Going back to my philanthropic work is something I have passion for. If I am not engaged in philanthropic work it’s because the fund is not available at that moment.

The funds we use are not from any donor agency m, it’s what we generate from the works of our hands and it doesn’t come every now and then. And if we put in everything into philanthropic work you will no longer have the financial base to be able to generate more.

So what we do is, we generate resources, we give back to society, make the people feel a lot better. We get back again, work and generate resources and reinvest in the society. That’s what we have been doing in the past 10 years. And I just contested election in 2019 but I have been in this philanthropic work for more than 10 years.

Last December we were able to get back to work revamping some of the dilapidated structures we have on our roads and a few other things.

We have to do that because at the moment we don’t have to wait for the government to do everything for us.

From what we are doing, some communities are now talking to their sons who have the where withal to pull resources and see how to make their roads motorable and all that.

Why he returned to PDP

Returning to the PDP is like asking a child who strayed, why he returned back home. My return to PDP is like one returning home. It’s a home we all jointly built. It’s a home I have invested a lot into and one that I have been a bonafide son and a member. For me it’s just like returning back home.

Any regrets leaving the party APC?

The great relationship I enjoyed over the years with my friends and party members. Relationships are not built in a day. Though I made some good friends in APC within the short period but you cannot quantify it with relationships built over years.

What next in your political career?

In politics everybody gears towards having a better political piece of the cake. That’s the mindset of every politician no matter how small your cadet is in politics; everybody strives to get a good slice of the cake and for me that’s the much I can tell you. I am equally positioning my mind to have a better slice and a reasonable chunk of the cake in future.

Ugwuanyi receives APC Senatorial Candidate, Prince Lawrence Ezeh back to PDP

…Reiterates committment to inclusive governance

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has reassured the people of the state that his administration will soon reel out its grassroots-based programme that will be all-inclusive and ensure that everybody is carried along in terms of political appointments and participations.

Gov. Ugwuanyi spoke at Amagunze, the headquarters of Nkanu East Local Government Area, during the inauguration of some development projects executed by the Chairman of the council, Hon. Ikechukwu Ubagu and the formal reception of the Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu East Senatorial District, Prince Lawrence Eze, back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He reiterated his administration’s committment to inclusive governance in the state.

The governor commended Hon. Ubagu for the good works he has done in the council and welcomed Prince Eze and his teeming supporters back to the PDP family.

Eze decamped from PDP to the APC in the last election, where he contested the Enugu East Senatorial seat.

The projects inaugurated by Gov. Ugwuanyi include the state-of-the-art 1,500-seater pavillion and administrative block of the council executed by the Council Chairman and the Nkanu East PDP Local Government secretariat built by the party Chairman, Prince Emeka Nwatu with the support of the party stakeholders.

Gov. Ugwuanyi who stated that the era of politics is over, maintained that what is paramount at the moment is how to move the state forward and ensure the sustenance of the existing peace and good governance in the state.

Noting that the PDP is growing from strength to strength, the governor thanked all those who are working hard for the party and government, saying: “Very soon we will move to the electoral wards to recognize people to make sure that everybody is carried along”.

He appreciated in a special way the stakeholders of Nkanu East LGA for their support and cooperation, assuring them that he has not taken such gesture for granted.

Earlier in his speech, Chairman of Nkanu East LGA, Hon. Ubagu while welcoming Gov. Ugwuanyi to the council applauded him for his support and encouragement, stressing that the feats his administration recorded was as a result of the governor’s uncommon leadership qualities and his special love for their people.

The chairman who announced the council’s decision to name the pavillion after the governor, as “His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Pavillion”, explained that it was in recognition of his support and contributions to the development of the area.

Prince Eze, who was handed over to the State Chairman of the PDP, Hon. Augustine Nnamani by the LG party Chairman, Prince Nwatu after the Chairman of PDP in Mburubu Ward, Obinna Egbo, introduced him and announced his return to the PDP, said that “PDP runs in me”.

The returnee pointed out that he is “a worthy son” of Gov. Ugwuanyi and thanked God for using the governor as “an instrument to unite Enugu State”.

Prince Eze who promised to bring back more of his supporters to the PDP family, reassured the governor and other party leaders of his loyalty and support.

Other dignitaries at the event include the Deputy Minority Leader of the Federal House of Representatives and member, representing Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Toby Okechukwu, member, representing Nkanu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Hon. Prince Cornelius Nnaji, Rt. Hon. Paul Nnajiofor, Rt. Hon. Princess Peace Nnaji, Chief Evaristus Nnaji (Odengene), etc.

Enugu: Prince of Mburubu, 20, 000 APC members to dump party for PDP today

Over 20,000 members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Enugu State will be exiting the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today, Sunday, 1st December 2019.

Engineer Lawrence Ezeh, popularly known as Prince of Mburubu has been sending signals that he will be dumping the party, along with his political group, Aka Ekpuchi Onwa Campaign Organisation which spearheaded his senatorial campaigns in the last elections earlier this year.

According to Mr ThankGod Ofoelue, his media aide, “All preparations have been made and Prince will be returning to the PDP. The state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and all PDP stalwarts in Enugu East Senatorial Zone will be gathering to welcome him back to the party. Ezeh is an asset in the state, and everyone is happy he is retuning to the PDP and help build the state. The great thing here is that all members of his campaign team, Aka Ekpuchi Onwa, as well as over 20, 000 supporters from the APC are joining the PDP with him”.

In a message to the APC, Ezeh had written “Dear brothers and sisters, friends and well-wishers,

this is to formally inform you that I am leaving the party and returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

I want to use this medium to state that I am deeply grateful to all members of APC Enugu State who found me worthy of their support in the just concluded elections.

The election has been won and lost to the glory of God, but life must go on.

I am sorry if this move offends anyone, as it’s not my intention to offend any by this action.

However, I must state that based on my experience, the party needs to put it’s house in order.

Recall that Ezeh was a front line member of the PDP, Enugu State until late 2018, when he dumped the party and crossed over to the APC, where he ran for Enugu East Senatorial ticket.

He was defeated by a former governor of the state, Dr Chimaroke Nnamani who in the elections that held on February 23, 2019.

Prince of Mburubu is the CEO of Buzuzu Construction Company Limited, Port Harcourt. He became a darling of his people after using his personal funds to construct a 4.5 kilometer Road in his Mburubu community, with ditches and street lights.

Ezeh has also been in the limelight for the grading of link roads in Nkanu land, as well as granting lifetime scholarships to more than 67 students in Enugu State.

Coal City Youths Initiative laud Engr. Prince Lawrence Ezeh

An Enugu based youth advocacy movement, Coal City Youths Initiative has commended the Prince of Mburubu, Engr. Lawrence Ezeh for his life-touching programmes aimed at alleviating poverty in the state.

The group made the commendation in Enugu at the weekend when Prince Ezeh received the state executive members at his residence.

Speaking, the Director General of the group Comrade Johnpaul Anih said the familiarization visit was sequel to his outstanding performance in his service to humanity which has distinguished him from others.

Comrade Anih who futher revealed that the group is not at loggerheads with the state government but rather demands Good Governance that is all-inclusive and people-oriented, called on the state government to urgently look into the infrastructural decay, poverty and unemployment ravaging the state.

“Prince Lawrence Eze has done well for his people and we have come to encourage him to do more.
He singlehandedly tarred all the roads in Mburubu kingdom, renovated schools, offered scholarship to over 80 students through his scholarship scheme, electricity and lots more. We have come to say ‘ride on’, he added.

On his part, the State Coordinator of the group Hon. Remigius Ozonwama described Eze as a leader with distinctive qualities and assured him of the group’s support in his bid to changing the lives of the less privileged.

“I also want to use this opportunity to say that anyone peddling uprintable lies against Comrade Johnpaul Anih is an enemy of Good Governance and Should have a rethink” he added.

Responding, Prince Lawrence Ezeh who could not hide his joy for the unscheduled visit charged the leadership of the group to hold unto the group’s ideology of Good Governance.

The engineer commended the group for the bold step taken which has made the state government to start doing the needful in some bad spots they have been pointing at.

He urged them to be civil and constructive in their criticism.

In his remark, the group’s Director for Local Government Matters Amb. Onyekachukwu Okafor extolled Ezeh and called on Ndi-Enugu to emulate him.

The Familiarization Visit was part of the group’s resolve to celebrate some Enugu sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves amongst equals in service to humanity.