Director-General, Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. John O. Asein has been conferred with the Global Excellence Award in recognition of his contribution to peaceful coexistence, youth development, economic growth, and professional diligence.
The award was presented by the National Youth Network of Nigeria (NYNN) at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja on 5th February 2020.
The DG, while appreciating the recognition, restated his commitment, in line with Mr. President’s vision and the relevant policies of Government, to deploy the copyright system as a catalyst for growth in the creative industry. In particular, he gave the reassurance that the copyright system would be used to enhance youth employment, wealth creation, and the sustainable growth of the various copyright-based industries. He commended the youth for their faith in Nigeria and its immense human potentials.
Represented by the Director, Finance and Accounts (DFA), Mr. Mark Obasi, the Director-General enjoined Nigerian youths to take advantage of the different intervention programmes of this administration and channel their creative energy positively as good ambassadors of Nigeria. He also urged them to support the Commission in disseminating copyright knowledge in different parts of the country.
Conferring the Award, the President of NYNN, Amb. Amos Matthew stated that the objective of the award was the recognition of reputable individuals and organisations and their encouragement as mentors to youths.
Amb. Mathew, applauded the DG’s leadership qualities, adding that the recognition was based on his commitment to academic excellence and his commitment to youth empowerment.
He described the DG as a “unique symbol of unity, a preacher of peace, a rare gem, an antagonist of human suppression, an exponent of a productive Nigeria, a peerless philanthropist, an insightful behemoth, an ingenious crusader, a titan in his profession, an adherent of the professional diligence and a promoter of social, cultural, civil, political and economic rights”.
He urged the DG and other stakeholders to support the NYNN in carrying out its societal out-reach programmes.