- NEMA DG, Mustapha Maihaja, has bagged an international award
- Maihaja was nominated for his ability to take into consideration many issues including the creation of an enabling environment for citizens to recover from either man-made disasters
- Also to be decorated with various awards are the chief of Army staff, the governor of Plateau state, among many other dignitaries
The director general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja, has bagged the “Humanitarian Service Icon” award by TheNigerian News in London.
The award will be presented to the recipient at a ceremony this Saturday, September 1, in London in the United Kingdom as parts of activities marking the second anniversary of TheNigerian News based in London.
According to a letter signed by David Onmeje, the managing director of TheNigerian, Maihaja was selected among several nominees as a result of his sterling performance at NEMA as well as the reforms he brought into the establishment upon appointment.
The letter read in parts: “Engr. Maihaja was nominated based on empirical findings by a team of seasoned researchers, who undertook a study of shortlisted agencies using set benchmarks to access the performances of various Chief Executive Officers with a view to establishing those that best delivered governance that positively impacted the lives of citizens."
The notification of the award letter said Maihaja took into consideration many issues including the creation of an enabling environment for citizens to recover from either man-made disasters or self -inflicted calamities like flood, insurgency and communal clashes that have ravaged the country and her citizens in recent times.
Extolling further the qualities that justified the award, the letter said that his outstanding efforts in addressing the humanitarian issues across the country and respect for the dignity of mankind coupled with the transparent accomplishments of the agency’s boss, deemed him worthy for the prestigious award.
Other recipients of various award include: the governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong; the chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; the executive chairman of NASENI, Mohammed Hassan among many others.
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