Retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and Archbishop of Jesus Family Ministries Church, Lagos, Most Rev. Dr. Christopher Omeben has been recognized by the Edo College Old Boys Association (ECOBA), Lagos Chapter with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
The honour was conferred on him by the association during their 2018 annual dinner which held last Sunday at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.
Other award recipients were Desmond Guobadia a former member of the Presidential Legal Advisory Committee, Senior Partner at Guobadia and Guobadia, a firm of Barristers and Solicitors, Chairman, Technical Work Group for the Assessment of the Impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement on Nigeria who was conferred with the Distinguished Old Boy of the Year award, and Jude Eluemunor, who received the ECOBITE of the year award for hard work and dedication to the development of the association.
While commenting on the award, Omeben expressed appreciation and commended ECOBA for its culture of recognizing hard-work and integrity among members.
“I will like to appreciate ECOBA for this precious award and appreciate God Almighty for his grace.” he said.
Also commenting on his award, Mr. Desmond Imadode Guobadia Esq commended the association for the recognition and promised to put more effort in ensuring the growth of the Law profession in Nigeria and the development of the association.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Chairman, ECOBA, Lagos Chapter, Mr. Aigbe Olotu said the awards are bestowed on deserving old boys who have made exceptional life time contributions to a profession, industry, government, arts, sciences, business or any vocation and by doing so, have brought honour to Edo College.
He further stated that the award recipients deserved them as they have distinguished themselves in their various professions.
Olotu revealed that apart from winning and dinning, the event is also a time to work with the national association on how to give back to the school in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives such as the Edo College endowment fund.
Highlight of the occasion was a lecture presentation by Dr. John Isemede an International trade expert on export and international trade.