The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, has been bestowed with the 2021 Presidential Award of Excellence of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS).
The award was presented to the ICPC Chairman at the Institute’s Investiture and Awards Night held on Friday at the Abuja International Conference Centre.
The President of the NIQS, Mohammed Abba Tor, who presented the award to the ICPC boss, said it was approved by the institute’s National Policy Committee (NPC) in recognition of Prof. Owasanoye’s commitment in ensuring prudency in the expenditure of public funds in government projects.
Tor said, “The award is also in recognition of the collaboration between your esteemed Commission and the NIQS in monitoring of projects across the six geopolitical zones of the country.”
The NIQS President added, “As a pragmatic and diligent professional, your sterling qualities and laudable initiatives are speedily ending the era of contractors siphoning public funds and abandonment/shabby execution of constituency projects across the country.”
Notable Nigerians who were also conferred with the 2021 Presidential Award of Excellence of the NIQS include the Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State; the Senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District, Senator Michael Ama Nnachi; Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Victor Muruaka; Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Federal University of Technology, Akure, Prof. Deji Rufus Ogunsemi; Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Olubola Babalola, and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Pro. Ahmed Doko Ibrahim, among others.
Earlier in his address at the investiture, the Organising Committee Chairman, Ahmadu Adamu Muazu, charged the recipients of the excellence award to continue to work hard in the various spheres.
“The recipients have all distinguished themselves and should be recognised. This award should make you all to work harder,” Muazu, a former governor of Bauchi State.