Braimoh bags Service Ambassador award, dedicates it to Obaseki


By now, the award cabinet of Hon. Afie Braimoh, the Edo State commissioner of Business, Trade, and Cooperatives, urgently needs expansion to put up with the growing number of awards that are coming her way.

The latest award to be bestowed on the affable and hard-working commissioner is the Service Ambassador award by the Center for Peace and Self-Value Reorientation, an NGO involved in the crusade against corrupt practices.

The award was presented to the commissioner on Monday, April 20, in her office in Benin, the Edo State capital.

The presentation was made on behalf of the Center by Comrade Abubakar Oyibo who said the commissioner was selected for the award given her strong advocacy for good governance as well as being ethically reliable in the discharge of her responsibilities as a public servant

Before now, Hon. Afie Braimoh’s public rating reached the rooftop owing to the passion and uncommon zeal she has brought into the promotion of the Made in Edo goods and services as well as rendering critical support to the local MSMEs.

Comrade Oyibo enrolled the commissioner’s tenacity and absolute fidelity to public service ethical values, adding that respondents in a survey conducted by the Center, using standard instruments such as opinion poll, interviews, field assessments, comments and votes collated on the social media.

He said, “I say a big thank you for thinking, acting, and advocating right. Economic growth cannot happen in a void when there is no strong ethical responsibility on the part of the leaders. Our society will not make progress if we continue to leave things in the hands of morally bankrupt people.

“You have played a great role in setting the vision and the policy framework for the harnessing of trade opportunities, investment, and so on. You are also on record, as having created the condusive platform for the local MSME’s to thrive and contribute to national growth”.

Comrade Oyibo, in particular, thanked the commissioner for her loyalty and also voiced the Center,’s readiness to partner with her ministry in the arduous task of promoting ethical practices in public service.

An elated Hon. Braimoh thanked the Center for the award, saying she is deeply humbled while also pledging to redouble her efforts

She said, “It has been tough and draining but each time someone tells me that he/she was able to sell his/her products and that the offtake is good, I get thrilled that my work is done and the desired impacts were being made”

Hon. Braimoh has won public acclaim and awards for her tenacity in the promotion of the Made in Edo policy, including the provision of critical support to local MSME’s

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