Thursday August 13 was another glorious day for President, CONTEC Global, Dr. Benoy Berry, and three other distinguished personalities, as they were honoured with the prestigious Man of The Year Award by the Osun State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) for outstanding achievements in various fields of endeavour.
Dr. Berry was decorated Man of The Year at the event, where the first Executive Governor of Osun State and serving Senator, Isiaka Adeleke, bagged the Distinguished Political Excellence Award.
In his citation read at the event held at the White Plain Suite and Tower, Gbongan road, Osogbo, the Osun NUJ Chairman, Abiodun Olalere, said Dr. Berry was awarded the prestigious Man Of The Year award after a careful study of his track records in the area of public service, using information technology.
Part of the achievements for which Dr. Berry was recognised for include the combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Alien’s card project, which was conceived and designed entirely by Dr. Berry’s CONTEC to replace the paper type residence permit which was subject to manipulation and abuse.
Dr. Berry, it would be recalled, pioneered and installed e-gates at the Abuja and Lagos International Airports in 2004 for enhanced security network.
Also honoured on the day is the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN), who received the Evergreen Award for Humanitarian Services, alongside Chief of Staff to the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, who got the Distinguished Award of Excellence in Public Administration.
Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Grand Patron of the state’s NUJ was Special Guest of Honour alongside Publisher, School News Magazine, Mr. Kehinde Bamgbetan, who served as Chairman.
The Olufon of Ifon-Orolu Kingdom, Oba Maroof Magbagbeola is the Royal Father of the day.