NURTW boss MC Oluomo bags ICPSP's Honorary Fellowship award
The Lagos Chairman of Nigeria Union of Road Transport Workers, Mr Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called MC Oluomo, was on Thursday decorated with Honourary Fellowship award of the Institute of Corporate and Public Sector Professionals.
ICPSP Registrar, Mrs Omolara Adelakun, who made the announcement in a statement, said that the award, which is the highest membership grade of the institute is in recognition of Akinsanya’s excellence and commitment to public services.
“Our institute Honorary Fellow and Award committee is pleased to confer on Musiliu Akinsanya the highest membership grade award of our Institute.
“It is our hope that we can join hands with Akinsanya to advance best practices, training and re-training of their members not only in Lagos but also across the nation.
On behalf of our Institute Governing Council, I congratulate Dr Akinsanya,” she said.
According to the ICPSP Registrar, the institute is offering the union a platform to add value to its members due to the progress it has seen it made over time.
In her remark, Chairperson of the Lagos branch of Nigeria Labour Congress, Chief Agnes Sessi, said that Akinsanya deserves the award, having paid his dues and redefined the operations of NURTW in Lagos State.
Sessi, also Matron, ICPSP, said that she recommended the NURTW boss for the award when the opportunity arose because he is a reliable leader that should be encouraged to do more.
“NURTW are professionals in the public sectors who have been delivering on their mandates and that is why the institute is giving the union chairman its highest membership grade award.
“Akinsanya has been making waves, creating jobs, affecting lives positively in several ways and championing peace and stability within the state.
“This award of ICPSP Honourary Fellow heralds Akinsanya to be decorated with his full doctorate award at the University of Chichester in the United Kingdom in January,” she said.
In his address, Akinsanya thanked ICPSP for finding him worthy of the award and promised not to disappoint the institute.
He noted that while the award came as a surprise, he holds it in high esteem and would not do anything that will bring the image of the institute to disrepute.
“I thank you for honouring me with this surprise award because I have always dreamt of getting a doctorate award and this is a dream come true,” he said.
Mr Seyi Bankole, Secretary, NURTW, Lagos State Council, appreciated the institute for honouring the union boss with the award, saying it is another step of progress for the institute.
“This award shows the value the public place on our union members, that we are no longer a union of touts but professional captains.
“The honour will change our logo in the face of the public and it is progress for the institute, the NURTW, NLC Lagos State and Nigeria,” he said.