In recognition of their selfless service to the nation and development of mankind, Kanu Agabi, a one-time Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Oweizide Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, a security and peace advocate, and Alex Izinyon, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) were recently at the Melanie Hall of the Alexis and Conference Centre, Abuja presented with different awards.
The awards were presented at the annual Leadership Development Conference organized by Workman International, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in conjunction with other International Bodies, Ministries, Department and Agencies MDAs held between 24th and 27th of August, 2017.
Participants at the conference were drawn from a cross section of Nigerians, International organizations, military and para-military agencies, the Nigerian Police, University Dons, Labour Leaders, MDAs and members of the Diplomatic community. Lectures were presented by erudite scholars of international repute and papers built around the following topics were delivered – Character Development and Democratizing Competence, the Concept of Moral Bank, Law, and Order in Postmodern Societies. The Role of Values in Economic Sustainability and Security – the Index for Development Metrics.
Interesting, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, a front-line security, and peace advocate was considered for and presented with an award in the Peace and Security Category as others were equally considered in their various areas of endeavours.
Speaking at the conference, Prof. Tosan Harriman who represented High Chief Oweizide stressed that the Federal Government is largely misinformed on the positive leadership skills imbued in Tompolo, adding that Tompolo has contributed more in the mediation efforts and the viability of the economic mainstay of the nation than all the Presidential Economic Team put together.
Finally, the renowned Professor thanked the organizers of the event for such laudable foresight in recognizing Tompolo promising that this award given to Tompolo is an invitation to a higher service as every service must go with a responsibility.
It could be recalled that High Chief Oweizide Ekpemupolo has been at the forefront leading the groups that protect the oil installations and ensuring the safety of the oil industry workers as well as the federal government facilities within the riverine areas of Delta state and beyond.