The Institute of Corporate Administration (ICAD), an organization established in 1993, has conferred its Honourary Fellowship Award on the Managing Director of Ibom Power Company Limited and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Power, Engr. Meyen Etukudo at the institute’s quarterly conference held yesterday in Uyo.
Dr. Ugo Sam Onyeka, a Fellow of ICAD, who conferred the honours on behalf of the Governing Council of ICAD said that Engr. Etukudo and the seven other Fellowship nominees were selected based on the institute’s criteria for honouring professionals who have distinguished themselves in public service.
According to ICAD’s criteria for Honorary Awards, “Nominees for honorary awards are individuals and organizations who, in the opinion of the Administration committee, have distinguished themselves theoretically or experientially in diverse professional or occupational fields”.
Engr. Etukudo, who has over 35 years of engineering experience, has been the Managing Director of Ibom power since 1st August 2016. Within the period, Ibom power won the award for ‘Africa’s most innovative power generation services provider’ at the African quality award 2017 while the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has recognized Ibom power as the cleanest and safest power plant in Nigeria.
The Ibom power MD is also a recipient of five engineering fellowship awards haven been conferred a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Power Engineers (FNIPE), Fellow, Nigerian Association of Technologist in Engineering (FNATE), Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (FNiSafety) and most recently, Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FNIEEE).
The keynote address at the ICAD 2021 conference titled ‘Entrepreneurial mindset – An essential skill for all in a disruptive age’ was delivered by Hon. Justice Nkereuwem Martin Obot, a Judge of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, Oruk Anam.
He spoke on the need for vocational education, diversification and creating multiple streams of income stating that even as a High Court Judge he is into poultry farming and other business ventures to keep him relevant in a disruptive age driven mostly by technology.
Justice Obot urged participants to look beyond their working years and begin to acquire entrepreneurial skills that will be beneficial to them long after retirement. He faulted certain policies in the Akwa Ibom State Civil Service which he said were obsolete and no longer practicable in this new technology driven age.
Other recipients of the ICAD Honorary Fellowship Award are Akwa Ibom State’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Frank Archibong, the Managing Director of Akwa Savings and Loans Limited, Mr. Ime Okon and the Deputy Registrar of Akwa Ibom State College of education.