As part of activities to celebrate his birthday today July 27, human rights lawyer and former 2nd Vice-President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Monday Ubani has empowered several youths in his village and ardent listeners of his commentaries on national issues on radio and other social media platforms.
To appreciate God faithfulness as he adds one more year to his age, Ubani over the weekend gave various cash gifts to several youths across the country to enable them cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
Also, as a way to show appreciation to followers of his radio commentaries, the former NBA Ikeja chairman and former 2nd VP of NBA further gave out cash and other gift items to his ardent followers and admirers.
Commenting on the gesture, Ubani said his decision to bless the youths of his village and his followers on radio and social media platforms was borne out of his gratitude to God and the goodwill of youth who are the fulcrum of his fan base.
He said, “God has been faithful to me. He has blessed me with good health and grace more than you can imagine. Aside from giving God thanks in my closet, this little gestures to the youths and my followers is also a way of appreciation to God.”
Ubani is a courageous human rights activist and philanthropist. He is the Founder/President of Onyekachi Ubani Foundation.
He has been praised from many sectors for fighting for Nigerian people whose rights and voices are trampled into the dust. He has been in the fore front fighting for the right of ordinary citizens.
But his greatest accolade in humanitarianism came through his foundation; Onyekachi Ubani Foundation, OUF, through which he has rendered countless philanthropic services to humanity. He has also given out several millions of Naira to youths and women by way of empowerment.
Few years back, OUF was able to save the life of a baby (Somaya) who had a hole in her heart and thereafter attracted the sum of #10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira) from the MTN Foundation for the victim.
His foundation also donated cash materials and drugs to Ikorodu flood victims in Lagos worth up to #1,000,000 (One Million Naira) some years ago. He has rendered countless free legal services in aid of the poorest of the poor Nigerians who troop to his law firm daily.
Mr Ubani’s personal philosophy reflects; discipline; hard work; creative intelligence; goal setting and planning and talent recognition. He believes in human capacity development; boldness; commitment to democratic ethos and respect for ethics. His personal lifestyle reflects humility, integrity and modesty.
Ubani is a mentor to many young Nigerians; he has been involved in many youth development projects and mentorship programs. He was instrumental to the establishment of Abia Rejoice Movement for Youths (ARMY), a platform that is being led by Great Imo Jonathan, which help to discover develop and deploy young creative Abians for economic development of their communities, as it is targeted at finding solutions to problems of poverty, building human, social, financial and environmental assets that enables youths and communities to exert control over their lives and participate in building community prosperity in meaningful and effective ways.
The initiative is meant to harness local talents and be their source of support to enable them improve their lives, enhance excellence and reinforce their commitment to society.
The organization, pursuant to its objective has led many initiatives focused at rebuilding Abia state. One of such was the historic youth statewide conference in 2014, which aimed to birth a new consciousness in the minds of Abia youths. The theme of that conference was deliberate and the outcome indeed was richly rewarding. With that conference he persuaded Abia youths to take action that will help redefine their individual destinies and their immediate society, take responsibility for the future, borrowing from the experiential knowledge of role models who have succeeded against all odds.
Ubani believes that ‘’ a country, whose youths are visionless, propelled by blind ambition of self aggrandizement and delusion of grandeur, can only be a curse rather than a blessing’’ And that ‘’every society and community should cherish her youths, because, it is on their shoulders that the continued survival of the communities rest.”
Ubani has recieved countless foreign and local recognition from various reputable organizations. He is happily married to Lady Faustina Onyinye Ubani and they are blessed with four (4) children one of whom is a qualified lawyer.
Full reporting done by Henry Ojelu