The Chairman & CEO of PE Energy Limited, a leading Oil & Gas Services company in Nigeria, Mr. Daere Akobo, has received the “Outstanding Leadership Award” from the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS).

The award, which was conferred on Mr. Daere Akobo on Monday, 18th of February 2019 at the PE Energy Limited Port Harcourt office, was in recognition of his outstanding strides as an icon of societal transformation and effective leadership.

NAPS, which is an umbrella body for all Nigerian students in the polytechnics, monotechnics, colleges of education and all allied institutions awarding national and higher national diploma certificates both in Nigeria and diaspora, bestowed Mr. Daere Akobo with the national honor for his integrity in business, excellent service delivery in the Oil & Gas industry, creativity, dynamism, as well as empowerment and mentorship of the Nigerian youth.

A notable previous awardee of the Outstanding Leadership Award is Adams Oshomole, former 2-term Governor of Edo State, Nigeria, and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) political party.

In recognition of the award, Mr. Akobo noted: “I acknowledge the desire of the association to have free education and that a society can never grow with a lack of desire to grow students, because everyone including politicians went through the educational process to become great”. He added that “politicians have a vision regarding the next election, but it takes visionary leadership to think of the next thing that happens to society, as national unity cannot be achieved if some people are restless and unemployed”.

Mr. Akobo advised the association to never rely solely on government or politics, but to also have a vision and not be influenced externally. He rounded up his remark noting that transcending from the University or Polytechnic education to real life situations is the most important journey encapsulated into vision and mission.

Mr. Akobo also informed the NAPS delegates of his newest venture, Kari Care Technologies and its aim to employ a minimum of 3,000 people in Nigeria, with a focus around polytechnics and monotechnics. He highlighted his vision of empowering people, and of transforming the polytechnic educational curriculum to a digital format, thereby taking technical education to a different level.

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