By Our Reporter
An aide to governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and Director General, Bureau of Public Private Partnership (BPPP), Udiba Udiba, has been conferred with a doctorate causa in Financial Management, Public Service Administration and Corporate Governance by the chartered Institute of Public Resources Management and Politics, Ghana.
The occasion was also used to induct Dr. Udiba into the Hall of Fame of the institute.
Executive Director, West Africa Region of the Institute in Ghana, Dr. Richards Kpoku Aquarte, who administered the investiture on behalf of the President, Governing Council and Advisory Board of the International Institute said, Dr. Udiba, has been on the radar of the Institute for over two years for his sterling and pragmatic leadership as an icon of excellence.
“The Institute has carried out over a two year intensive research on your credibility profile with regards to public service and development and is indeed very proud of your unassailable statesmanship pedigree, your vast managerial acumen and shrewd administrative proficiency.
“A multi-dimensional professional, erudite scholar and high value public service executive whose name has always been synonymous with integrity, this institute considers ourselves as greatly honoured judging by your towering and milestone leadership antecedents in the world of banking institution.
“Therefore, we are here on a state visit on behalf of the Advisory Board and Governing Council of this Chartered Institute, to confer and honour one of Nigeria’s high flying intellectual professionals, a renowned banking icon of international repute and a most patriotic Nation builder, Udiba, Effiong Udiba, with a Doctorate recognition honors, following his impressive and enviable track record as a phenomenal, accomplished Public service personality and worthy Statesman who has made and still making tremendous contributions towards National Development for the progress, peace and unity of One Nigeria. This day you are being honored as a Doctorate in Financial Management, Public Service Administration and Corporate Governance.
“Therefore, the General Public, Corporate affiliations and all professional bodies take note; you shall from this day be addressed as, DR. UDIBA, EFFIONG UDIBA.”
“It is our firm believe Sir, that as a Doctorate of this institute, you will impact positively your wealth of uncommon leadership successes, challenges and also cross fertilize developmental ideas/polices with other notable corporate technocrats, Public servants, professionals and veterans to move the African Continent forward.
The institute urged Dr Udiba to see the honor as a motivation and rededicate himself to the service of the nation and humanity.
“We urge you, Dr. Udiba, Effiong Udiba, to see this milestone recognition as a motivation to rededicate yourself and continue with the good services to your Nation and humanity in general which you have always been known for, in selfless services and proven professionalism over the years have particularly recognized by the Chartered Institute,” Dr. Richard said
Dr. Udiba, Effiong Udiba, in his brief acceptance speech, thanked Governor Ben Ayade, for the opportunity given him to serve the State and contribute his quota to advance Cross River State in line with His Excellency’s vision. “I have known the governor for over 18years today, and his discussions has always revolved on changing the State narrative to better her citizens and propel industrial revolution. He was prepared for governance and no wonder, the giant strides in all sphere of governance.
“I should also commend my wife and family for their total support and understanding to have donated me for service. My mother, has been wonderful, so, my siblings as well. I am committed more than ever before to serve society and humanity better.
“And to the Chartered Institute of Public Resources Management and Politics, Ghana, be rest assured that, Calabar, and Nigeria, will certainly become the hub in your vision and mission to provide legacy in public service trust, for resource policy formulation for sustainable socio-economic growth, capacity building across Africa with impeccable integrity, to achieve national socio-economic growth for Africa in Global stage” he siad