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National Daily Award: Ernest Ndukwe bags Lifetime Achievement recognition



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The Chairman, Board of Directors MTN Nigeria, Dr. Ernest C. Ndukwe, OFR, has been honoured by the National Daily Newspaper with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions towards leading the telecommunication revolution in Nigeria.

The event tagged: “National Daily Award of Excellence” was held at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos under the chairmanship of Prince Julius Adelusi Founder of Juli Pharmacy while former President Olusegun Obasanjo who was a Special Guest of honour delivered the keynote address.

The ceremony celebrates individuals and corporate organizations who have shown true commitment to the welfare of Nigerians and have impacted positively on the lives of many.

He has over 38 years of international experience in business management and in the telecommunications industry, majority of which have been in C-Level positions in private multinational companies and in government Telecom Policy & Regulation.

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He was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria’s Telecommunications Regulatory Agency by the President in 2000 and transformed the regulator into an internationally respected institution with a reputation for strong, transparent and open regulatory agency.

Dr. Ndukwe expressed his gratitude at being found worthy of a distinguished accolade, “I’d like to thank the National Daily Newspaper for finding me worthy of this award. Thank you everyone for all the support I’ve received over the years. It is always a pleasure to be of service to our Nation and I will continue to do my best for this Nation going forward.”

Earlier in his welcome address, CEO and Editor-In-Chief of National Daily Newspaper/National Standard Magazine, Sylvester Ebhodage, said the awards were made to encourage the recipients to do more in the areas they were recognized.

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“At National Daily Newspapers, we believe that the best way to produce men and women who still believe in this great country, and are willing to give everything to make it work, is to recognize, and encourage them to continue doing the good things they do, while we urge others to emulate them.

“While we use the opportunity to show appreciation to many top public figures and top dignitaries in the country whose gestures have been worthy of emulation and whose actions over the years, and most especially within the period under review, have contributed in one way or another in uplifting humanity.

“We also take a route not common, in recognizing some people who think their contributions go unnoticed because they do not make front page news, neither are they well known and celebrated. But we made efforts to identify them, and want to use this opportunity to say thank you for all you are doing,” he added.

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