Amidst rising concerns over the integrity and image of Nigerians around the world, Nigerian-born Lt. Victor Agunbiade has received a US Navy Award for examplary accountability.
Agunbiade who migrated to the US in 2007 was honoured with the Navy and Marine Corp Development Medal for managing its largest overseas cash disbursement office with utmost accountability.
According to the institution, the Nigerian man maintained excellent accountability by judiciously accounting for $45miillion cash within his office with zero discrepancies.
The award read in part that “Demonstrating superior leadership, Lieutenant Agunbiade managed the navy’s largest cash disbursing office with $45m in cash transaction accounting for approximately 70 per cent of the navy’s overseas disbursing volume.
Additionally, he maintained 100 per cent accountability of $23m across six rigorous inspections and independent audit with zero discrepancies.
And that “By his unswerving determination, wise judgment and complete dedication to duty, Lieutenant Agunbiade reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”