Nigerian-born Naval officer honoured in US for managing $45m

A Nigerian-born naval officer of the United States has been honoured for efficiently managing the country’s Navy largest overseas cash disbursement of $45million.

The Navy awarded Lt. Victor Agunbiade with the Navy and Marine Corps Development Medal, commending him for “demonstrating superior leadership’” and “unswerving determination, wise judgment and complete dedication to duty.”

The authorities Said he was able to account for every cent put in his care while serving at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti.

The award certificates says of him: “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 $23m across six rigorous inspections and independent audit with zero discrepancies.

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

At his Camp Lemonnier duty post, Agunbiade was the officer in charge of dispersing and money collection for the entire African region.

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