The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, the apex socio-political youth organization in the South East geopolitical zone has congratulated the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, MNSE on being conferred with the award of “Distinguished Friend of the Media” by the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ.

COSEYL said the award was a testament of Rt Hon. Chinedum Orji’s giant strides and good leadership style since his assumption of office as the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly in 2019.

In a statement signed by the President General of the group, Hon. Goodluck Egwu Ibem and Secretary General, Comrade Kanice Igwe, they “join millions of Abians, and, indeed Nigerians, to celebrate with the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly for this feat . There is no doubt the national body of NUJ made the right choice”.

Continuing, COSEYL said, “Rt Hon. Chinedum Orji’s legislative prowess are undeniable. Indeed, Abians are fortunate to have you as their Speaker at this time.

“Your exceptional political career and service to humanity has inspired millions. It is true that your incredible large and generous heart, political astuteness and uncommon intellect have become the stuff of legends.

“Chinedum Orji is a leader who serves with diligence, courage and compassion in such a manner that he clearly articulates and canvasses for issues that directly affect the people. He has remained consistent in advocating for matters that unite Abians and also promote the economic development of the state”, the group said.

COSEYL further described Orji as a personality worthy of note and emulation who has distinguished himself as a man who believes in the tenets of democracy and press freedom for the enthronement of a better society.

“We sincerely rejoice with you on this well deserved award”, the group concluded.


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