The Minister of Science and Technology, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu has bagged the Coalition of Civil societies in Nigeria’ 2017 award as the Best Performing Minister in Nigeria.
Briefing journalists over the weekend on the coveted award , the Secretary of the Award and Privileges Committee, Patriot Wilson Attah, on behalf of the Board of Civil Society Coalition in Nigeria, confirmed that, the Hon. minister of science and Tech, ogbonnanya Onu was the first serving official of government in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s lead administration to receive such award.
As embedded in its notification letter to the Minister on the meritorious award, the Civil Society Coalition in Nigeria noted that the award was
based on his, “prudence, accountability, transparency, and patriotism displayed in the cause of discharging his duty as the Honourable Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the year under review.”
“It may interest you to note that, the Civil Society Organizations mostly criticized government and it’s activities and in rare occasion, appraise its performance which today, you are the first recipient of Civil Society Coalition Award been a serving cabinet member of the Buhari’s administration. Your track records has earned it, making this award very symbolic,” the coalition has stated.
The group which is made up of civil society organisations drawn from across the six geopolitical zones of the country has credited the performance of the NASENI DG as one of its kind, an excellent service which served as a key components of the Change agenda as shown in the NITDA’s critical interventions.