Institute honours Central Bank governor

Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIP OJISUA

Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIP OJISUA

The Institute for Service Excellence and Good Governance (ISEGG) has conferred on the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, a Lifetime award for banking, finance and national development.

Emefiele was given the award at the first yearly lecture, awards and induction ceremony of ISEGG, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.

Represented at the ceremony by his Special Adviser on Financial Markets, Emmanuel Ukeje, he appreciated ISEGG for the award, which he said was in recognition of the sacrifice undertaken by the CBN in the last two years in efforts to move the nation’s economy forward.

A former Deputy Governor of the bank and former Minster of National Planning, Dr. Shamsudeen Usman, said he was enthused by the fact that the institute was run by young people who believe that things can be done differently in the country.

Delivering the keynote address, the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reform, Dr. Joe Abah, said for the country to develop, its public service must be one that is action-driven, explains its actions to the public and allows for engagement and consultation with citizens.

Abah, who was represented by a Deputy-Director and his Technical Assistant, Sylvester Inyang-Anyang, said the Public Service of the future needs to be more innovative, better integrated, more strategic and more customer oriented.

He said that achieving these goals would not be easy but that a commitment to the reform process would translate to a new public service that would serve the needs of the citizens.

Earlier, the Chief Host and President/Chief Operating Officer of ISEGG, Tope Fasua, said the institute is a private sector initiative, which was aimed at augmenting efforts of government, as well as the corporate sector in instituting the ideals of service excellence in Nigeria.

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