Business Hallmark Newspaper has named Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission and Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa as one of the recipients of its coveted Public Servant of the Year Award.
The honour is part of this year’s Hallmark People of the Year Award, a yearly event organised by the newspaper to celebrate outstanding individuals and institutions who have affected national development in productive ways.
A statement by the Chairman, Business Hallmark Advisory Board, Prof. George Obiozor and a member of the Board, Akogun Tola Adeniyi said the veteran journalist and former member of the Federal House of Representatives was chosen in recognition of her “dogged and relentless fights to ensure that the interests of Diaspora Nigerians are always protected.”
The board described Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa as a “passionate woman” who has continued to use her position to send a message to the world that Nigerians must be treated with dignity wherever they are.
“It is worthy of note that Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa is always the first to act whenever Nigerian lives are threatened anywhere in the world,” the statement read.
“This is even as she passionately projects positive image of the country globally. She has indeed, demonstrated that people in public service can make tremendous impact on the good of society.”
The award will be presented at a ceremony scheduled for Sunday, November 10, 2019.
Previous winners of the Hallmark Award include former Central Bank governor, now Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko; Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele among others.