BEVERLY HILLS, May 22, (THEWILL) – General Manager, Customer Service, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Dr. Ebele Okoye, has been honoured with the Excellence Award for Customer Service Delivery in The Aviation Industry.
Okoye received the award recently during the Nigeria Annual Transport Lecture/Exhibition/Awards held with the theme: “Improving Nigeria Transportation Systems: The Way Forward,” organised recently by Transport Day newspaper at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.
Commenting on the award, the recipient said, “I feel so good because I didn’t know I will be here today, having returned from a vacation. When they wrote to inform me about the award, I was so happy to be part of what is happening here today. The organisers are well organised and I am happy with all the other award recipients in the transportation industry.’
Advising future awardees, Okoye said that the bottomline was hardwork, just as she urged people to always develop passion for their work.
“You must have passion for your work and don’t look look at anything coming to you. Work with the heart of impacting positively to people and also to impact knowledge to people in the society, notwithstanding their status,” she advised. “I have won different awards within and outside Africa. People should be passionate in whatever they do.”
The Managing Editor of Transport Day newspaper, Mr. Frank Kintum, had in his welcome address congratulated all the awardees, pointing out that winners were carefully chosen based on merit.
Kintum said that the lecture/awards, which was in its 8th edition, had helped to brainstorm on contemporary issues affecting the transportation industry.
Okoye began her career in FAAN with the Commercial Directorate, working her way up the ranks, and going through several directorates in various capacities. Before her current position, Dr Okoye had been the Regional General Manager of the South-South/South East Airports, while doubling as the Airport Manager of the Port Harcourt International Airport, Acting General Manager (Budget and Planning) FAAN, Directorate of Finance and Account, FAAN Headquarters, Lagos, amongst others.
Some of the award recipients include: Corp Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Chairman, Governing Council, Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NIIT), Mr John Onojeharho, Director General of National Automotive Design and Development (NADDC), Mr Jelani Aliyu, Director General/Chief Executive Officer of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda and National President, Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs /Agents (ANLCA), Mr Tony Iju Nwabunike and Executive Secretary, Lubricants Producers Association of Nigeria (LUBON), Mr Obidike Emeka.
Others are: Julius Berger, Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL), PAN Nigeria, Simba Group, Stallion Motors, etc.