Chime, Ekweremadu Shema, others for NIDO award
Nigerian in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Germany has planned to honour Enugu State Governor Sullivan Chime, his counterpart in Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema and Acting Governor of Taraba State, Garba Umar, with the prestigious leadership service award.
The award, slated for September 6 in Hamburg, Germany and organised by NIDO in collaboration with ABG PAULAS and Heritage Media Network, is to recognise deserving Nigerians who have shown exceptional and remarkable leadership qualities in their endeavours.
In a statement yesterday by its organising secretary and spokesman for NIDO Germany, Mr. Ambrose Okojie, in Abuja, he noted that the award was organised to recognise and appreciate hard work and excellence in service.
He said most Nigerians contributed to the development of the country in terms of good governance and leadership service delivery without being rewarded or recognised.
This, Okojie said, was not healthy for the country.
Others to be honoured are Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu. Minister of Transport Alhaji Idris, Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Ekpo Nta, Yakubu Yunusa, the Majority Leader, Kogi State House of Assembly, Julliet Obeta, the Chairman of Okpokwu Local Government and Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo, the President, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN).
Okoji said the selection of awardees was based on merit, as NIDO conducted visibility studies on the awardees before enlisting or nominating them for the award.
The statement noted that the award was a way to encourage and appreciate those who worked hard and were committed to peace, good governance and contributed to political and economic development of the country.
It reads: “We are conscious of the difficulties you and our country are facing and are therefore gratified that you have stood your ground in pursuit of national development in your areas of jurisdiction.”
NIDO Germany has resolved to honour distinguished Nigerians at home who in 2013/14 performed well in their areas of call.”
NIDO Germany is an organisation comprising skilled and qualified Nigerians in Germany, pulled together by their passion for a sustainable development in their country.
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