by crossriverwatch admin
Common Wealth Students Federation, the umbrella body for students in Common Wealth Nations on Monday 25th November bestowed Dr. Eugene Ibili, the Provost of the Federal College of Education, Obudu with the Imperial Peace Ambassador award.
Dr. Ibili was bestowed the prestigious award alongside Dr. Brown Langon of Britain. Manohan Singh of India and Dr. Willy Mutanga of Kenya.
Dr. Ibili according to the students was considered fit for the award for being an outstanding public servant and a man of impeachable credentials.
Comrade Oyewuga Bilikis Yetunde, President of the Federation while presenting the award to Dr. Ibili said he was “favored for the award because he is an intellectual juggernaut, a thorough bred academic with magnificent experience and has contributed immensely to the advancement of education in Nigeria”.
She said Dr. Ibili has impeachable credentials and while other privileged public civil servants choose to perpetuate corruption and “bask in self-contentment, Dr. Iblii is threading the path that mitigates the adverse effects of societal imbalance on the under privileged members of the society”.
The Common Wealth Federation President stated that it was after thorough search light was beamed on notable personalities in the society that Dr. Ibili was selected for the award. “Because he leads a life of benevolence, astute dedication to duty and Spartan patriotism.”
She said the Federation has been in existence since 1985 and is effectively carrying out its prime objective of sensitizing members of the public in Common Wealth nations on the importance of peace and harmonious co-existence to enhance development and economic stability amongst member states.
Acknowledging the award, Dr Ibili said he was humbled by his selection by the student body for the conferment of the prestigious award and dedicated it to the Federal College of Education Obudu, because according to him, it is the College that has placed him where he is today. “I see this award as a challenge to me to continue to contribute my best to humanity particularly to F. C .E Obudu”
The Secretary of the Federation, Comrade Kamgiu G. Berlin of the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology Rwanda, remarked that he initially opposed the nomination of somebody from Nigeria but since his arrival in the country, “The reports we hear every day from foreign media about Nigeria is untrue as there is seeming peace and stability in Nigeria”.
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