Africa: Runsewe Bags NIPR Brand Symbol Award
In recognition of the giant strides made by Otunba Segun Runsewe in the culture and tourism sectors, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has conferred on him, “Brand Symbol Award” for culture and tourism development in Nigeria.
Runsewe received the award at the 2017 annual dinner of the NIPR held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Abuja on Thursday.
The NIPR decided to recognize Runsewe for his outstanding contributions to national development across several frontiers with specific reference to culture and tourism.
In its notification of award to Otunba Runsewe who is currently the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, the NIPR observed thus, “Your selection is strictly on merit and in recognition of your contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria.”
Adding, “You have effectively utilized your platforms, in the culture and tourism sectors, at different times, to promote the image, goodwill, understanding, reputation and integrity of Nigeria. This effort not only has added value to, but also resonates with the ideals of the NIPR.”
Delivering his acceptance speech on behalf of other awardees at the dinner, Otunba Runsewe said he was humbled by the recognition and pledged to continue contributing his quarter to national development.
Speaking further, he commended the NIPR for setting the ball rolling with the initiative of honouring those who are doing their little bit to make Nigeria a greater nation.
He encouraged his fellow Awardees and all Nigerians to sustain the momentum of hard work, dedication and patriotism while joining hands with the NIPR to move the country to greater heights.