The Rivers State Sub-treasurer, Mr Jim P. Brown, has been honored with a fellow award of the Nigerian Institute of Corporate Administration, the highest award of the institute.
Speaking from the Presidential Hotel Lounge, Abuja venue of the event, Mr. Brown expressed pleasure and gratitude on the award and thanked the Nigerian Institute of Corporate Administration for finding him worthy of the award.
In a chat with our correspondent, Mr. Brown noted his desire to dedicate his award to God, his beloved wife and son for their moral, financial and other supports that have enabled him stand the test of time. He further expressed gratitude to the council and institute, for the honour done him and promised to uplift the institute and make them proud in all aspects of administration in Nigeria.
Brown also hoped to facilitate training and ensure building young administrators, as part of the policy of the council. He expressed gratitude to the Rivers State Government for the challenge to do more and the opportunity given them to serve, adding that as an administrator, he has proven a very good track record and showed commitment, accountability and transparency in public finance.
In his response, Mr. Cyprian Nmezi, another recipient of the fellow award of the institute, affirmed his interest to support the activities of the institute. The highly elated Nmezi, used the occasion of his award and as a business mogul, to promise to create employment and develop more younger ones for a brighter future in Nigeria. He equally used the opportunity to challenge those in public offices to use their positions with the fear of God, in ruling the people.
Nmezi pointed out that Nigeria as a nation has no need to lack human and natural resources, considering its abundance from God.
He urged Nigerian leaders to see themselves as public administrators and servant leaders, hence his resolve to contribute financially and otherwise to the growth of the institute.
By Blaise Elumezie