Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Olusegun Runsewe, has been honoured with the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Brand Symbol award in recognition of his contributions to the culture and tourism sector development in Nigeria during its 2017 annual dinner held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Abuja.
In the notification of award letter earlier sent to him, the NIPR noted that the honour was strictly on merit and in recognition of his initiatives, laudable programmes and overall contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria.â€
The statement reads in parts:Â Â â€œYou have effectively utilised your platforms, in the culture and tourism sectors, at different times, to promote the image, goodwill, understanding, reputation and integrity of Nigeria. This effort not only has added value to, but also resonates with the ideals of the NIPR.â€
Delivering his acceptance speech on behalf of other awardees at the dinner,Â Â Runsewe said he was humbled by the recognition and pledged to continue contributing his quota to national development.
He commended the NIPR for setting the ball rolling with the initiative of honouring those who are doing their bit to make Nigeria a greater nation.
He encouraged his fellow awardees and all Nigerians to sustain the momentum of hard work, dedication, and patriotism while joining hands with the NIPR to move the country to greater heights.