The Guardian’s Tunde Akingbade Brought Honor To Nigeria-United States Consulate
The Consulate General of the United States of America has said that Mr. Tunde Akingbade, environment journalist with The Guardian who won the United Nations/Prince Albert II of Monaco Prize Medal for Climate Change Coverage 2012 brought honor to Nigeria.
In a letter signed by Ms. Rhonda J. Watson, Public Diplomacy Officer of the Consulate General dated June 19, 2013, the US Consulate General said it was delighted to know that Akingbade also received a CNN recognition in 2012 in the Environment Award category.
“As an alumnus of the International Visitor and Leadership Program, you are a living example that one can strive for and attain excellence in all fields of human endeavor,” the statement noted.
The Consulate General praised Akingbade for advancing environmental protection in Nigeria as well as the field of investigative journalism.
The statement added; “It is particularly note worthy that you have devoted the greater part of your life to advancing the field of environmental protection and, in so doing, you brought honor to the nation and will leave a worthy legacy for future generations.”
“We at Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate General, Lagos are delighted that the years of service that you have given to educating Nigerians on climate change, global warming, waste recycling, volunteerism and immense contributions you have made in the field of Investigative Journalism have once again been rewarded in this way,” the statement further noted.