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US Navy Honor Nigerian Officer Over Integrity

A Nigerian Officer, Lieutenant Victor Agunbiade, has been awarded with a medal of commendation by the United States Navy, for his meritorious service.

Agunbiade effectively managed the US Navy’s largest cash disbursing office, handling $45 million (N17 billion) in cash transaction.

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The US Navy said the sum accounted for around 70 per cent of its oversea disbursing volume.

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Agunbiade earned the honour while serving as Cash Disbursing Officer at the navy’s Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti between October 2019 and July according to the award citation.

The citation added: “Additionally, he managed 100 per cent accountability of $23 million (N8.7 billion) across six rigorous inspections and independent audits with zero discrepancies.”

“By his unswerving determination, wise judgment and complete dedication to duty, Agunbiade reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States naval service.”

It has been reported that this is not the first time Agunbiade is getting special recognition in the US Navy.

He was named the Navy’s 2018 Officer Recruiter of the Year, alongside 17 others, and honoured at the annual Recruiter of the Year ceremony in Washington D.C. in 2018.

He is also credited with strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy.

Lieutenant Agunbiade enlisted in the US Navy as a storekeeper in 2008, and was commissioned as a supply corps officer in 2013.

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