Prof Ibrahim Wushishi, Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), has received the award of ‘Integrity Ambassador in Public Service.
The award was presented ‘ by Verbatim News Network Limited, a media organisation, at an event held in Abuja on Thursday.
The organisation also honoured the examination body with the ‘Corporate Excellence Award’.
Tobs Agbaegbu, Editor-in-Chief of the organisation and organiser of the event, explained that Wushishi deserved the award in recognition and appreciation of his numerous achievements in the education sector.
“He has delivered the dividends of a good education through proper determination and activities, and we felt that having scored NECO high in their activities, we thought it wise to award the man who led the institution with this award,” Agbaegbu said.
While reacting to the award, Wushishi appreciated the organisation for the award, stressing that NECO would continue to ensure credibility and uphold its mandates.
“This award is very significant because it means that we are delivering on the mandates of the council,” the NECO Registrar said.
“Today, NECO is in the news for good because that institution is key to Nigeria’s development due to its status of being the largest indigenous examination body in the country and Africa.”
“So every family in Nigeria has a stake in that institution, and we have done so much to see that things are done within the framework that established the institution.”
Solomon Arase, a former Inspector General of Police who was the chairman of the event, congratulated the recipients of the award and Verbatim media organisation.
Arase called on the media to give balanced reportage ahead of the 2023 elections.
“For the media, your reportage should be balanced, take journalism to new heights of investigation and make sure your facts are properly spelt out.