September 05, (THEWILL) – Professor Stephen Ocheni, a former Minister of State, Labour and Productivity has been awarded a leadership honour by Nigeria Post Newspaper. Ocheni was honoured during the 31st Anniversary of the creation of Kogi State, which was marked by Mike Abu, a former Chief Press Secretary of the former Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Yomi Awoniyi and publisher of Nigeria Post Newspaper.
The state had clocked 31 years last week and a lecture was held by Abu to mark the occasion. Prof Ocheni who was the chairman of the event was honoured with the Worthy Servant Leadership Award.
The award was given for Ocheni’s contribution to the development of Kogi state when he was the minister in charge of State, Labour and Productivity. Ocheni was nominated by Muhammadu Buhari and later appointed in August 2017 to 2019 before Festus Keyamo took over from him. Before his appointment as a minister, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Management Science, Kogi State University.