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R-L: Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu; publisher of New Telegraph Newspapers and former Governor of Abia State Senator Orji Uzor Kalu; Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun; Head, Corporate Communications of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Mr Jude Nwauzor who represented AMCON MD/CEO Mr Ahmed Kuru and Head, Corporate Banking, First Bank Nigeria Mr Osahon Ogieva at the annual New Telegraph Newspapers Awards, which held at the weekend at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State
Ahmed Kuru, Managing Director cum Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), at the weekend won the maiden edition of the New Telegraph Newspapers “Public Integrity Award 2021”.
The organisers, New Telegraph Newspapers, said the AMCON Boss was selected from a large poll of public servants heading different Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the government across Nigeria because of his commitment, dedication, uprightness, and patriotic zeal with which he had gone about the recovery drive from AMCON obligors who owe Nigeria a current outstanding debt of over N4.4trillion.
The awards organisers said they honoured Kuru and some other notable Nigerians in keeping with their commitment to rewarding individuals and businesses in Nigeria that had distinguished themselves by their remarkable contributions to the development of the country in both the public and private spaces in Nigeria.
The management of New Telegraph led by Ayodele Aminu, said it decided to organise the annual awards in the firm belief that such reward system had the twin effect of galvanising and inspiring awardees towards greater excellence, while also helping to incentivise others to aspire to such distinction.
The award which, was received on behalf of the AMCON MD/CEO by Jude Nwauzor, Head, Corporate Communications Department of the Corporation, held at the weekend at the Balmoral Event Center, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
Top of the list of winners are the Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Abia State Governor, Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu, and the Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum.
The rest included Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State; Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and the Kogi State Governor, Mr. Yahaya Bello, and a host of others.