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CBN Governor, Emefiele wins Lifetime Award for Banking, Finance

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The Institute for Service Excellence and Good Governance (ISEGG) yesterday conferred on the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele a Lifetime award for Banking, Finance and National Development.

Emefiele received the award at the first Annual lecture, Awards and Induction ceremony of the Institute for Service Excellence and good Governance (ISEGG) held at the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja.

The CBN Governor, who was represented at the ceremony by his Special Adviser on Financial Markets, Emmanuel Ukeje appreciated ISEGG for the award which he said was in recognition of the sacrifice undertaken by the CBN in the last two years in efforts to move the nation's economy forward.

The Governor stated that CBN as an institution was committed to the ideals of excellence in service delivery.

In his comments, the father of the day, a former Deputy Governor of the CBN and former Minster of National Planning, Dr. Shamsudeen Usman said he was enthused by the fact that the Institute for Service Excellence and Good Governance, was being run by young people who believe that things can be done differently in the country and their programmes are targeting the youths.

He however, expressed worry of the attitude of the youths and stressed the urgent need for a value re-orientation.

Delivering the keynote address, the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reform, Dr. Joe Abah said for the country to develop, its public service must be one that is action driven, explains its actions to the public and allows for engagement and consultation with citizens.

Continuing, Dr. Abah who was represented at the event by a Deputy Director and Technical Assistant to the DG, BPSR, Sylvester Inyang-Anyang said the Public Service of the future needs to be more innovative, better integrated, more strategic and more customer oriented.

Abah added that achieving these goals would not be easy but that a commitment to the reform process would translate to a new public service that would serve the needs of the citizens.

Chief Host and President/Chief Operating Officer of the ISEGG Tope Fasua said the institute is a private sector initiative which was aimed at augmenting efforts of Government as well as the corporate sector in instituting the ideals of service excellence in Nigeria. He said that the ISEGG initiative was an attempt to enthrone and embrace corporate and public sector governance in the country.

He said the world over, the service sector has turned out to be the largest contributor to most nations' Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and as such service delivery must be taken to high levels.