NIDCOM Lauds ‘Exceptional’ Nigerian In U.S. Navy For Managing $45 Million Transparently
The Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has lauded the excellent behaviour of a Nigerian, Lt. Victor Agunbiade of the US Navy, for effectively managing 45 million dollars under his watch.
NIDCOM stressed that he put Nigeria in good light with his exemplary conduct and outstanding character.
This was disclosed on Sunday, in a statement signed by
Head of Media, PR and Protocols Unit, NIDCOM.
“It is most commendable that Mr Agunbiade , working with the US Navy ,effectively managed its largest cash disbursing office handling 45 million dollars (N17billion) in cash transaction.
“It was learnt that the US Navy said you supervised its fund which accounted for 70 per cent of its overseas disbursing volume without any hitch”, Abike Dabiri-Erewa stated.
The United States Navy had in June, given a
a Medal of Commendation to Agunbiade for his meritorious service “while serving as cash Disbursing Officer at the Navy’s Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, between October, 2019, and July 2020.”
Erewa further stressed that “Agunbiade also managed 100 per cent accountability of 23 million dollars (N8.7 billion) across six rigorous inspections and independent audits with zero discrepancies.”
Erewa said that Agunbiade, like others, is a shining example of the Nigerian nation.
The statement further reads:
“With this exceptional financial integrity, good accountability, excellent behaviour and dedication to duty, you have reflected great credit upon yourself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States naval service as well as your country Nigeria.
“This is not the first time Agunbiade will be making Nigeria proud with his exemplary character as he was named the Navy’s 2018 Officer Recruiter of the Year, alongside 17 others, and honoured at the annual Recruiter of the Year ceremony in Washington D.C.
“Agunbiade reflects a positive image for Nigeria and Nigerians in the Diaspora
“We are truly proud of you and urge you to continue to extol the virtues and strength of the Nigerian heritage of excellence, honesty, integrity and honour. Your shinning beacon serves as inspiration to the youth of Nigeria.”