THREE EMINENT NIGERIANS, with outstanding career records, have received Excellence Awards for Outstanding Public Service and Exceptional Contribtions to the Banking Industry, from Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA.
The recipients are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General World Trade Organization; Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank; and Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations. The awards were conferred on them at a ceremony, on Tuesday, in Abuja, according to a statement from African Development Bank, AfDB.
NACCIMA National President, Sarah Aliyu’s congratulatory message, to the recipients stated: “In view of the 60th anniversary of NACCIMA’s founding, which coincided with the 60th year of Nigeria’s independence, the awards are being given out on this fitting occasion to highlight the irrefutable achievements of great men and women like you. It is also to encourage others to emulate you and adopt excellence as the benchmark for national development.”
Lamin Barrow, AfDB Acting Senior Director, Nigeria Country Department, who received Adesina’s award said: “On behalf of President Adesina, I want to thank NACCIMA for conferring this award and recognition. It is a great source of inspiration for him to continue to give his best for the transformation of Nigeria and the African continent through private sector led economies.”
Captains of industry, ministers, senior government officials, representatives of the diplomatic community, and NACCIMA members, graced the event.
NACCIMA, the umbrella body for affiliate members of chambers of commerce in Nigeria, was established in 1960; with objectives to provide common platform for joint action on matters affecting the association.