By Mahmud Jika
The managing director of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Alh. Umaru Ibrahim. Was yesterday conferred with the 2014 certificate of commendation award by the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria (CCSON).
In a statement issued by the head of communication and public affairs of NDIC in abuja stated that, the President of the association, Comrade Bassey Williams Etuk while presenting the award to the
managing director stated that the award was in recognition of his enviable leadership style to the Corporation.
According to him, their NGO carefully observed the good work of the managing director which informed the decision to award him, and the selection was done in a transparent, rofessionally, and in a proactive decision.
This seems to be uncommon in our nation today, and as such, we have chosen to celebrate it to serve as a model to others, realising that Nigeria is blessed with virtually everything but leadership”,Etuk stated. He also said the national award was instituted two years ago by the national body of over 290 civil society organisations (CSOs) as a platform to work with public institutions towards enhancing good governance and promoting efficient service delivery to the citizenry.
He pointed that the institution of the award marked a departure from the past when it seemed that CSOs saw nothing good in government and its agencies to an era of identifying and recognising public officers and institutions discovered to have an edge in service delivery. Receiving the award, Alh. Umaru Ibrahim expressed his gratitude to the CCSON for noticing and appreciating the humble contributions of the NDIC to the safety, soundness and stability of the nation’s financial system. He pointed out that the award would motivate Corporation to work harder toward realising its core values of honesty, respect & fairness, discipline, professionalism & team work and passion.
In her closing remarks, NDIC’s Executive Director, Corporate Services, Hon. (Mrs) Lola Abiola-Edewor commended the civil society organisations for the award which she said was in recognition of the Corporation’s purposeful leadership and committed workforce