US Navy awards Nigerian-born officer for managing largest overseas cash disbursement of $45m
At a time when Nigerians have increasingly made headlines for some very wrong reasons abroad, it comes as a welcome relief to know there still are good hearted Nigerians in different spheres of endeavour who are making the country as well as the continent proud with good stewardship.
One of such is Nigerian-born officer, Lt.Victor Agunbiade, of the United States Navy, who was recently awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Development Medal, for effectively managing the Navy’s largest overseas cash disbursement of $45m, accounting for every penny spent.
According to the US Navy, an audit of the accounts showed there were no discrepancies whatsoever, showing effective management of the the disbursement
The award certificate read in part, “Meritorious service while serving as disbursing officer, comptroller department, Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti from October 2019 to July 2020 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Overseas Contingency Freedom.
“Demonstrating superior leadership, Lieutenant Agunbiade managed the navy’s largest cash disbursing office with $45m in cash transaction accounting for approximately 70 per cent of the navy’s overseas disbursing volume. Additionally, he maintained 100 per cent accountability of $23macross six rigorous inspections and independent audit with zero discrepancies.
Agunbiade is the Disbursing Officer, Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti. He joined the US Navy in 2008.
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