June, 12 2023.
Republic of Philippines has recognized and honoured Nigeria’s Emmanuel Akpakwu, MFR, during the southeastern Asian country’s 125th independence anniversary, marked on June 12.
A certificate of appreciation signed by the Charge d’affaires, Roderico Atienza, on behalf of the Philippines Government, was presented to Akpakwu. He was appreciated for his service to both Philippines and Nigeria.
The honour was bestowed on him, “in appreciation of his invaluable services and contributions in the field of economic, cultural, and public diplomacy for facilitating contacts with key Nigerian officials at state and federal levels and extending timely assistance to those people in distress”, according to the message contained therein.
The Republic of Philippines celebrates its independence anniversary every June 12, after it got its independence on the same date in 1898. wwwckdmedia.ng report.