Dabiri-Erewa bags NewsDirect Award for Exemplary Leadership

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has been honoured with another award tagged: ‘The 2021 NEWSDIRECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP’.

The award ceremony which took place in Lagos on Friday at the Federal Palace Hotel, has its theme ‘PUBLIC SECTOR FINANCING: THE OIL REVENUE, CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS AND PROSPECT.”

This was contained in a statement signed by the NIDCOM Head of Media and Public Relation, Abdur-Rahman Balogun on Sunday as the Head Lagos Annex Office of NIDCOM, Oladipo Odebowale received the award on her behalf.

Speaking on the rationale for bestowing her the award, the Publisher/Editor in Chief of the NEWSDIRECT Newspaper, Dr Samuel Ibiyemi said the decision to honour her was informed by special recognition given to the strides and remarkable roles she played in driving diaspora remittances as well as protection of Nigerians in the diaspora.

He said the benchmark of the nomination which took centralised comparative positioning among Nigerian Chief Executive Officers as well as top Government officials in the country, was anchored on indices of quality, innovativeness among other deliverables. 

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