A Nigerian entrepreneur, Dr Felix Eiremiokhae, has been honoured with a Presidential lifetime achievement award by the United States president, Mr. Donald Trump.
According to a statement, Eiremiokhae was decorated with the honour in the US last week.
The statement said Eiremiokhae had brought back the International Widows Day to the consciousness of Nigerians through the Felix King Foundation.
It said the foundation worked in empowering indigent widows across Africa and had won several awards and honours in that regard.
Trump, in a letter to the awardee, said, “Congratulations on receiving the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. You have served as a model of the American spirit and your many hours of service have strengthened the bonds of cooperation and trust that bring people together.
“One of our nation’s greatest strength is the compassion of our everyday citizens, who give so willingly of themselves and their lives for the benefit of others.
“Thank you for your enduring commitment to serving your community and our nation. I trust that you will continue to work for the betterment of others and even stronger future for the people.”
Eiremiokhae said the honour from President Trump was least expected.
“It is delightful to be one of the African entrepreneurs and philanthropists to earn this award. This will only invigorate me to do more and help the indigent women across Africa,” he said.