Nigerian-Canadian Association honours Oduoza, Okonjo-Iweala
The Nigerian-Canadian Association of Calgary (NCAC) has conferred its Distinguished Citizen Award on the Chairman and Founder of NOVA Merchant Bank, Mr. Phillips Oduoza, in recognition of his sterling contributions to the development of the financial services sector in Nigeria and beyond.
The association also honoured Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO) and former Minister of Finance, during its Gala Night event to mark Nigeria’s Independence Day in Calgary, Canada.
The President, NCAC, Dr. Patrick Etokudo, who spoke at the event said Oduoza and Okonjo-Iweala were honoured because of their distinguished services and contributions to the financial and economic development of Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.
“In these two Nigerians – Oduoza and Okonjo-Iweala, we have esteemed personalities who have shown commitment to the growth of mankind and Nigerian-Canadian relationships with their contributions, thus representing the best of Nigeria,” Etokudo said.