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Anti-graft crusade: Melaye bags another award in South Africa


For his contributions to the fight against corruption, the All Progressives Congress Senator (APC) representing Kogi West in Nigeria’s National Assembly, Otunba Dino Melaye, will on July 25 be conferred with the 2015 Africa Achievers Award.
The United States-based Exclusive Accolade International Magazine had about two weeks ago informed Melaye that he would be conferred with award in recognition of his strict stance against corruption in Nigeria between August 21 and 23 at Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta Georgia, United States.
Before his election as a Senator, Melaye was the executive secretary of Anti-Corruption Network (ACN), a platform through which he campaigned against the excesses of corrupt government officials.
The principal partner of the African Achievers Advisory Board and the Institute of Leadership and Management/Achievers Media, Mr. Rex Idaminabo, in a letter to Melaye dated June 15, said the senator would be conferred with the “Anti-Corruption Icon in Africa.”
The ceremony has been scheduled to take place at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg in South Africa.
Idaminabo said: “An independent panel of community leaders from South Africa and United Kingdom, including former highly respected recipients had difficult task selecting this year’s honorees. More than 650 nominations were submitted under your category, demonstrating how many remarkable people are positively influencing the world around them – people just like you. We commend your exceptional strides as a way of encouraging you to do more.
“It will interest you to know that the African Achievers Awards ceremony is geared at recognising excellent individuals and institutions that have distinguished themselves in their contributions to the growth and development of Africa. Our focus is to motivate all African leaders including the prospective leaders and the youths through recognising the persons and organisations that have contributed remarkably to the development of Africa.”
According to him, the award would be dedicated the over 200 female students of Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, who were abducted by Boko Haram Islamic sect since April 2014.
Melaye said on Thursday in Abuja that his commitment to the fight against corruption was a battle of no retreat, no surrender.

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