ABUJA – The Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Ima Niboro, was on Saturday conferred with an award of professional excellence and honorary membership by the Rotary Club, Gwarinpa District, Abuja. The award was presented to Niboro for his humanitarian services at the official installation of the club’s 6th President, Mr Emeka Anuforo. NAN reports that the award was in recognition of Noboro’s contributions toward the growth and advancement of the media, the public relations industry and the nation in general.
Niboro, who was represented by Mr Julius Enehikhuere, the Coordinator, Directorate of Foreign Operations of NAN, thanked the club for the award. He pledged his total support and commitment to the growth and development of the club. “Thank you so much for the honour and recognition. I promise not to let you down and I and my organisation will continue to support the club for the development of humanity.’’ The immediate past President of the club, Mr James Ugbeda, congratulated Niboro, and urged him to continue in his good works.
[eap_ad_1] Ugbeda, however, called on the general public to join and donate to the club in order to make humanity better, adding “no man is an island as we all depend on one another.’’
The guest speaker at the occasion, Dr Sam Amadi, Chairman, Nigeria Electrical Regulatory Commission (NERC), urged Nigerians to be patriotic in their activities. Amadi noted that the leadership of the country was more ceremonial than functional due to lack of political will. He added that future leaders of the country should be determined to eradicate corruption to ensure a better country. “Part of the problems in Nigeria and Africa is that we are half-hearted in decision making and the impact we want to create. “We should know the kind of legacy we wish to leave behind and know what we want. I see a whole new world emerging as leadership is solving problem through creativity.’’ Rotary Club is an association of worldwide clubs with its flagship programme aimed at protecting children from polio and improving livelihoods of the less-privileged. The objectives of the club are achieved through the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. (NAN)