-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – By Albert OGRAKA:
The Managing Director/CEO of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has been honoured in acknowledgement of his track record of excellent leadership and humanitarian approach to governance.
The Centre for Peace, Transparency and Accountability together with Civil Society Groups for Good Governance, yesterday honoured the Managing Director/CEO of DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh by presenting him with a Certificate of Performance.
The MD/CEO, Bashorun Askia Ogieh, in response, thanked God for journey mercy granted to them from Abuja and for the lofty award of excellence embedded in the certificate of performance issued him.
Bashorun Askia had recalled how the initial frosty relationship between Civil Society Groups and the Board of DESOPADEC has now developed into a cordial one.
Speaking on behalf of the delegates, President, Civil Society Groups for Good Governance, Comrade Ogakwu Dominic said they had not come to present the certificate of performance to the MD/CEO of DESOPADEC, simply because he was the MD, but because they had kept track of his exploits over the years and determined that he deserved the honour.
Comrade Ogakwu Dominic said that the certificate was to encourage the MD to up his game, as well as to encourage him to use technology to bring positive change to DESOPADEC, as an ambassador of good leadership and a proven strategist.
He specially thanked the MD for being an outstanding leader and promised to stand by him throughout his tenure as MD/CEO, DESOPADEC.
The team included the President, Civil Society Groups for Good Governance, Executive Director, Center for Peace, Transparency and Accountability (CTPA), Patrick Ogheneyero, Gladys Omana (Gender Desk Officer), Robert Christopher (Secretary, CTPA) and Okotie Humphrey (PRO, CTPA).
The Executive Director, CPTA, Patrick Ogheneyero, presented the certificate to Bashorun Askia Ogieh, amidst cheers.
The Executive DIrector Social Services, Barr Leonard Anoka and Executive DIrector, Planning Research and Statistics, Amb. Sherdrac Agediga witnessed the presentation. Other members of DESOPADEC management team present were, HOD Finance, Louis Ajieh, Executive Assistant to the MD, Mrs Duke and Acting Head of Media and Public Affairs, Mrs Chinenye Ezonfade.