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    ICRC, NEMSA, Gov Sule, others receive Verbatim Magazine’s Integrity in Public Service Awards thursday

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    By Obinna Nwachukwu

     The management of Verbatim News Network Limited, Publishers of Abuja based Verbatim news magazine and Verbatim Online Newspaper will tomorrow Thursday 20th October 2022 honour some corporate organisations and individuals with integrity in public service awards to mark its 10th year anniversary.

    Verbatim editors were formally staff of the defunct Newswatch magazine edited by Ray Egbu and Dan Agbese

    Top on the corporate award category are the well known and performance oriented Infrastructure Concesdion Regulatory Commission ( ICRC) under the able leadership of Barr Mike Ohiani and the Nigerian Electricity Management Services agency (NEMSA) led by youthful Engr Aliyu Tukur Tahir and charged with the responsibility of regulating electrical cables, materials and equipments and ensuring that Nigerians enjoy safe, stable and reliable power supply.

    The awards will be received on behalf of the organisations by their chief executives

    Incidentally, both CEOS were appointed this year by president Muhammadu Buhari but the sterling performance of the organisations under their brief tenure speak volumes justifying the popular statement that it is not how long in office but how well.

    Other organisations are the National Examinations Council (NECO), the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE to be represented by their Chief Executives

    Two governors, Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State are winners of the prestigious Governor of the Year award

    VERBATIM award is an annual program that recognizes and honours personalities and corporate organizations for excellence and success in particular areas of business and vocation. 

    In a press statement containing outcome of an assessment carried out by the Board of Editors of Verbatim, the Editor-in-Chief Tobs Agbaegbu explained that Governor Sule was voted for  widespread implementation of transparent policies in Nasarawa State  and also ‘’for being a truly futuristic and thoroughly insightful servant leader, one who thinks locally but acts globally.’’

    In the case of Governor Matawale , the Publisher of Verbatim stated that the Board of Editors  made him a co-Governor of the Year award winner, ‘’in full recognition and appreciation of his numerous achievements in issues about security and the delivery of other dividends of democracy in Zamfara state’’.

    The Publisher/Editor-in-Chief also announced Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum as most outstanding Minister of the decade,  and five agencies of the federal government as award winners in Integrity in Service category. 

    Winners of award at individual category level were also named as Professor Gregory Ibe, Chancellor, Gregory University, Uturu in Abia state, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, a former Senate Deputy Minority Leader, Barrister Emmanuel Njoku; Alhaji Usman Adamu Tubo, Managing Director, Al-Tubo Power Integrated Limited, and Darlington Ozurumba, Abuja based lawyer and public affairs analyst. 

    The Publisher of Verbatim explained that all the award winners will formally be unveiled and presented with symbols of honour at a historic event coming up on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at NICON LUXURY hotel Abuja, as key component of the 10th anniversary of the Media group. 

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