The former Head of Media and Public Relations of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Sonny Aragba-Akpore has been commended for his professionalism.
He was honoured for transferring his professional acumen and knowledge as a media professional and corporate communication manager to create a robust relationship with the media and enhance public perception of NCC.
At a valedictory service held in Aragba-Akpore’s honour, which was attended in person and virtually by the members, the Commission’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, expressed appreciation at the level of professionalism Aragba-Akpore brought to his work at the Commission.
The Director, Projects, Abigail Sholanke commended Aragba-Akpore for creating a robust relationship with both mainstream and online media stakeholders, which has contributed significantly to the overall positive image and favourable public perception of NCC.
Director, Public Affairs Department, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, described the retired media professional “as a very committed and hardworking colleague”.
Other members of staff including directors, deputy directors, middle management poured encomium on the retired media professional.
A former ICT and news editor at the Guardian Newspaper, Aragba-Akpore who is revered as a “The Grandmaster” by professional colleagues in journalism joined the Commission in 2014.
In appreciation of the honour bestowed on him by the Commission, Aragba-Akpore expressed gratitude to the management and his colleagues for their support and cooperation during his service years.
L-R: Director, Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde (NCC); the celebrant and former Head, Media and Public Relations, Mr Sonny Aragba-Akpore with his wife, Florence and Director Projects, Mrs Abigail Solanke (NCC) during a valedictory session organised in honour of Aragba-Akpore who retired from the Commission recently