Chief Eze Chukwumeka Eze, an APC chieftain, member of the APC Legacy Projects Media Team and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP) highlighted that in demonstration of God’s love towards mankind blessed humanity on the auspicious day of 6th May, 1970 with an Angel of Peace in the person of Chief Christie Obiaruko Ndukwe to usher in peace to Nigeria with the end of the Nigeria/Biafra war within the period of her birth.
Since then this Angel of peace has been fighting every form of injustice and wickedness in the world particularly when it affects Niger Delta and South East regions.
Based on the unique nature of this special Angel, mankind particularly those within the progressive family in Nigeria dedicated this day of 6th May to celebrate the 52nd birthday of this wonderful personality
In joining the rest of the world to celebrate this Icon, I must confess that one of the areas of my strong strength in media activities is the area of writing on human characters, but writing on Chief Christie Obiaruko Ndukwe becomes an assiduous task as one may not know the angle one should approach her case because she represents a lot of things to divergent people, depending on whom you are or how you met her. Her case reminds me of the proverbial story of the elephant with some blind men who have to interpret the elephant from the angle they were allowed to touch. To some she is the mother of Media In Niger Delta while to some she is that fearless Amazon who parades herself with much dignity and respect. To many she is that lady who dissects any issue no matter how difficult that issue may look as if she was the originator of such an issue.
This Amazon is to some special persons a fearless enigma, a courageous and rare gem who strikes fear in the camp of Amaechi’s enemies. A journalist and publisher of repute, her passion for good governance in Nigeria made her to see the formation of Citizens Quest, an NGO which she uses till date to bring public institutions closer to the populace. She bestride the media space in such a way that I once likened her to the great Christiane Amanpour, the CNN’s chief international anchor of the network’s award-winning, flagship global affairs program “Amanpour,”, After that write up, I was not surprised when she was renamed the African FBI because of her spirit and capability of unearthing any hidden issue forgotten by many. In case you have forgotten, The FBI stands for Federal Bureau of Investigation of the national government of the United States in other words, Lady Ndukwe is the African version of USA FBI.
I must also confess that in my state of confusion on how to approach this write up my great friend, and mentor Martin Luther King, Jr. in one of his most celebrated quotes came to my aid when he stated, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” . The fact remains that if there is any outstanding controversial media Chief in the entire Niger Delta, then this Amazon of a lady can easily fill the gap as no matter how hot any issue is, she will like to be involved.
In another clime, John C. Maxwell with this lady in mind stated, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” Trying to throw more light about this enigma of a lady one of her most trusted partner, Alabo Chris Finebone, the modern father of Journalism in Rivers State described Oby Ndukwe as a special kind of an individual who believes whatever she’s set out to do especially in her area of calling – Media and Politics. She is incredibly passionate, committed and true to her vision and mission in pursuit of excellence in whatever she does’.’ Praying fervently for Lady Ndukwe, the Principal of all and incoming President of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi the Minister of Transportation prayed for this wonderful lady with these words,, “It is my prayer that from this day, the hand of Almighty shall guide and guard you in a new dimension and build you into the image of his thoughts towards you”
While to Dr. Dakuku Peterside erstwhile DG, NIMASA, “Chief Oby Ndukwe is a woman of impact. Like her or not she is a woman of firm belief and conviction. Not many wonder that she bestride the media landscape like a roaring lion. She has earned her place in investigative journalism and has been dubbed ” MEDIA FBI” as she leaves no stone unturned to unearth the truth.It’s my prayer that the Lord will continue to uphold Chief Oby in Jesus Name. Amen”
To Apostle Eugene Ogu, the Spiritual Leader of the political family of Amaechi, “Dear chief Oby , I join millions of the progressives and press gurus to congratulate and celebrate you on this very unique day of marking your birthday. I can only pray that the rewarder of consistency and diligence will bless and keep you long in good health as you age gracefully in your service to God and humanity . Happy birthday and many glorious returns in Jesus’s mighty earth!”
To his Media Son and Aide Mr. Meinyie Okpukpo AKA CrackCommander, “…Mom, you have always been here to offer your support through thick and thin.Today is your special and remarkable day as you clock 52 therefore, i am sending my prayers for you. This special day will be memorable and unforgettable. I hope your day is filled with joy, laughter, happiness, love, and every good thing you desire from God almighty. Happy Birthday!
Celebrating this great lady, one of her Media sons, Martins Ogolo stated, Happy Birthday Chief Mrs Obiaruko Ndukwe . A trailblazer who has become a mother to many .
Ma’am as you celebrate today , I just want to use the opportunity to say thank you for the Privilege to learn and the several things you do . It’s my Prayer that God will grant you strength to continue being a focal point for the younger generation in Jesus Name. Amen .
While to Monday Micheal in his birthday message titled, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY COACH, MENTOR & ROLE MODEL : HON. CHIEF OBIARUKO CHRISTIE NDUKWE stated,
So many women in this part of the world would easily shy away from issues that arises from politics and possibly public service but not *CHIEF OBIARUKO CHRISTIE NDUKWE,* the vibrant and morally anchored politicians of the 21st century I have ever met in my entire life ever since I joined politics till date. Though there are many challenges for a woman to be in politics but Chief Oby has become the original an authentic solution to the challenges itself; and she always remind me of the three B’S; BOLD, BRAVE & BRAIN, which has made her to match along with the male folks in the political space.
You’ve never held any government position, although you’ve been close to the system for a while now yet your generosity and philanthropic gesture is littered everywhere which has impacted the lives of Citizens and you’re still doing more.
Dear Boss, you are my inspiration, you have inspired me in so many ways. I have grown to become who I am today all because of you. Thank you for your encouraging words and support.
You never held back from teaching us the best principles in the corporate world. It’s as if you knew what I wanted. Thank you boss for this amazing gift!
Thank you, boss, for gifting me with this skill, I will forever be grateful.
Truly you are a cheerful giver. Thank you for sharing and gifting us with your success skills. Thank you, boss!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHIEF OBY!
And one of her other son, “Happy birthday to a very confident and strong journalist. Today, we honor both your wonderful life and your extraordinary contributions towards raising the standards of journalism. You are certainly one of the best gifts God gave the world of journalism. Happy birthday MediaFBI.
Chief David Okumgba the Zonal Publicity Secretary, South-South APC in his own message titled, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHIEF (MS) OBIARUKO CHRISTIE NDUKWE he highlighted, ,”I heartily rejoice with the one I can proudly call my beloved sister, dependable ally and a consistent face in Rotimi Amaechi School of Politics, Chief (Ms) Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe, on this very remarkable day of her natal anniversary.
Oby, as she is fondly known and addressed, is a woman whose goals-oriented personality is propelled by the twin engines of grit and grace. From our days in Rivers Success Movement, RSM, upto the present APC, Oby has maintained a regular form in value addition, integrity and loyalty to every system she subscribes to, whilst not diminishing her reputation as a dogged and astute politician.
So, as this eloquent founder of Citizens’ Quest for Truth Initiative (Cqti), turns a year older today, I am certain that her new age will trigger her cloud of blessings to cascade down like torrents of rainfall.
And to the man who addresses himself as the Capacity Chairman, I celebrate you Specially Mummy. From the Very First day our Parts Crossed, you have remained an Epitome of Wisdom, Very Courageous and Dogged. You are a Good listener and had always stood by every one that comes in contact with you. I has always wished that some day I will be able to meet you and it will also afford me the opportunity to tell you How good you have been. You are a Mother that everyone would wished for. On the occasion of your Birthday, may the Heavens behold and enlarge your territories, I wish you Longevity and More reasons to be Happy. I pray God Continues to uphold and Protect you as you March on to your desired destination. Happy Blessed Birthday Mummy
Summarily, with all these outpouring of love by those who have crossed the golden path of this golden lady, one can easily state that this lady of great value can be described as a fearless, elegant, cultured, brave, extrovert, visionary, amiable, independent minded and extraordinary Media personality. A lady who is very independently-minded, hard-working, strong-minded and outspoken.
Finally, happy birthday the true Iron Lady! You are a blessing to our generation and God will continue to guide and bless you in all your endeavours no matter the odds and challenges. Age gracefully my dear.