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Institute Confers Fellowship Award on Sports Development Ministry’s Spokesman



In recognition of his dedication and commitment to public service and service delivery in the country, the Membership Council of the Institute of Corporate Administration has approved  the conferment of Fellowship Award on the Director, Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Sports Development, Abuja, Mr Mohammed Manga.

The approval for the conferment of the Award on him by the Council follows series of evaluations of his stellar performance,  hard work, upwardly mobile and visionary approach to administrative matters such as strict adherence to professionalism in the discharge of his assigned duties followed with positive results as well as public spiritedness.

The offer qualifies the spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Sports Development, as a senior member of the Institute and he can thus append *FCAI* after his name.

The Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Service and Fellowship is conferred on individuals who currently occupy supervisory, managerial or leadership positions in the public or private sector,  academia or armed forces and have exceptionally distinguished themselves in their fields of endeavour.

While presenting the Award to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar today in his office in Abuja, the Chief Accounting Officer, reminded him to see the Award as a call to higher responsibility.

*Let me first of all congratulate you on the Award of Fellowship. It is an Award well deserved, but remember, Awards are meant to spur people to do more. I therefore challenge you to redouble your efforts. Keep on the good work and ensure you impact this spirit to  those working under you. Be focused, resolute,  humble, and always uphold professionalism in the conduct of government business*, he said.

Recall that  the Director, Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of  Sports and Youth Development, Mr Mohammed Manga was  honoured with the Spokespersons’ Award for year 2022 by IMR’s Image Merchants Promotion Limited after he emerged top best in the Resident Information Officers’ (RIO) category to become the first to win the Spokespersons Communication Award (SCA) out of the 145 entries screened by the panel of judges.

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CG Adeniyi Pledges More Support For Customs Team



Joel Ajayi

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service NCS Adewale Adeniyi, has pledged to continue to support the Customs Sports Teams to enable them to bring more glory to the service.

CG stated this on Tuesday when Nigeria Custom ladies secured the tickets to represent the Service and Nigeria at the forthcoming 2023 Africa Women’s Basketball League AWBL in Egypt.

Comptroller General who was represented at the event by the Deputy Comptroller General Enforcement Inspection and Investigation Abba Kura charged the team to go to Egypt and make Nigeria proud.

He said: “For this tournament, they have done well, the Service is going to encourage them to do more, I pray for them to succeed in Egypt, and to come back with the trophy to Nigeria.

“It has been a tradition of the Nigeria Customs Service to encourage officers who participate actively in sports, apart from that, we encourage all our teams in all sports and make sure that they succeed in any event they participate.”

However, at the end FIBA Africa Zone 3 Women Qualifiers tournament in Abuja, NSC topped the table with 6 points after winning two games, while the ASPAC of Benin Republic played two games won one, and lost one to secure 3 points, and the third participant Olukoya Ladies lost the two games with no points.

The Borders ladies defeated the Olukoya ladies by 55:49 to secure their second victory.

Also, the 2023  Africa Women’s Basketball League will take place in Cairo, Egypt from December 11th to 18th this year.

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