LAGOS—THE Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has awarded scholarship up to university level to all seven children of Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko, the policeman who lost his life while courageously aborting an armed robbery attack on a bank in Owerri, Imo State, last year.
NDDC bosss Nsima Ekere
Managing Director of the commission, Mr. Nsima Ekere, announced this on Saturday after receiving the Public Service Award at the Sun Awards in Lagos.
He also announced the donation of one million naira to the family of the deceased who was equally honoured at the award ceremony as the Nigerian Hero of the Year.
Ekere stated that the NDDC was working with state governments and security agencies to tackle what he called the very serious security challenge in the Niger Delta.
He expressed delight with the award, describing it as a validation of efforts of the present board and management of the NDDC to uplift the commission.