US Navy Honours Nigerian Officer For Accountability

By 07:15 Sat, 25 Jul 2020 Comments

The United States Navy has awarded a Nigerian officer, Lt Victor Agunbiade, its medal of commendation for his meritorious service.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The U.S Navy said Agunbiade effectively managed its largest cash disbursing office handling 45 million dollars (N17billion) in cash transaction.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

This, it said, accounted for around 70 per cent of its overseas disbursing volume.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

According to the award citation, Agunbiade earned the honour while serving as cash Disbursing Officer at the navy’s Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, between October, 2019, and July.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“Additionally, he managed 100 per cent accountability of 23 million dollars (N8.7 billion) across six rigorous inspections and independent audits with zero discrepancies.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“By his unswerving determination, wise judgment and complete dedication to duty, Agunbiade reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States naval service,” the citation read.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this is not the first time Agunbiade is getting special recognition in the U.S. Navy.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

In 2018, he was named the Navy’s 2018 Officer Recruiter of the Year, alongside 17 others, and honored at the annual Recruiter of the Year ceremony in Washington D.C.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Agunbiade enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a storekeeper in 2008, and was commissioned as a supply corps officer in 2013.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Local media quoted officials as saying he plays an important role in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

He is also credited with strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy.



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