Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, hosted the winner of Big Brother Naija Season 6 edition, Mazi Hazel Oyeze Onoduenyi a.k.a Whitemoney at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Enugu.
Gov. Ugwuanyi commended Whitemoney for his uncommon love, humility and Godliness and consistency with the Enugu spirit, which he said endeared him to his Housemates and the viewing public. He described him as “a worthy son of Enugu State, truly representative of the humility, talent, industry, ambition, and Godliness of a true Enugu youth, saying: “I therefore call on the teeming Enugu youths to deploy their creative talents and skills to win more laurels for the state”.
In that relation, he conferred Whitemoney with the status of “Ambassador of Enugu State in Creative Arts”.
Conferring the ambassadorial title on Whitemoney, Ugwuanyi described the crown he brought home as “most deserving”and urged him to feel good about his accomplishment which he truly earned. He said, “I, therefore, call on the teeming Enugu youths to deploy their creative talents and skills to win more laurels for the state”.
Jokingly, the governor said: “In a lighter mood Mr. Whitemoney, Ndi Enugu who followed your activities in the House observed that you spent most of your time in the Kitchen. While we do not claim to know the meaning, we however decided to provide enough food for dinner as we do not wish to see you visiting the kitchen tonight”.
In response, Whitemoney appreciated Ugwuanyi for the honour and warm reception, Whitemoney added that God’s grace has abundantly located him.
In his words:
“Mazi never changed; I am still cooking; I have not changed; the level has changed but I have not changed; I am still the same person.
Thank you so much Your Excellency; Daddy I am grateful and I promise to serve this state with all my heart; with my best capacity to do what is right for the Enugu youth empowerment and growth of the community at large”.
Fellow BBNaija ex-housemates, Niyi Lawala and Emmanuel Umoh, accompanied Whitemoney on his visit to the State House. Other notable personalities present at the event were the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, the Secretary to the State Government and Director General of South East Governors’ Forum, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Rt. Hon. Dr. Festus Uzor, other members of the State Executive Council, Special Advisers to the Governor, Accountant General, Enugu State, Remigius Odoh, Heads of Boards, Agencies and Parastatals, Hon. Barr. Kate Nnamani.