By; AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
France based Nigerian cleric, Dr. Joseph Aliu has described the award presented to him by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University USA, as a motivating factor that will spur him on to doing more for the society.
He expressed this shortly after receiving the award at a ceremony held at the Institute of National Security and Intelligence Studies in Abuja on Saturday May 19, 2018.
According to him, he was shocked when he received the notification for the award.
“This shows that as humans, whatever we are doing, people are watching us, as such we should always do noble gestures that will speak on our behalf,” he said.
Earlier in his welcome speech, Academic President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University USA, Professor J.N. Williams described the recipient as an astute humanitarian.
“He is an astute humanitarian who engages in social service activities and the support for victims of modern day slavery from the hands of human traffickers from Africa, parts of Europe by educating them and liaising with the relevant offices to help them with food, shelter, medical assistance and protecting them from intimidation, harassment etc. from their benefactors. He also helps prospective refugees and asylum seekers,” the president, represented by Dr. Abangma Echie said.
While the MC, Prince Franklin was reading his citation, he said that Dr. Joseph Y. Aliu was born on the 5th day of April,1971.
“He is an ordained Clergy (Apostle) and the founding president of an outreach ministry called Bethel Christian Chapel, France. His Passion is fully in the area of total service to humanity which cuts across race, religion, ethnicity, color etc. and not limited to any location of operation.
“A professional negotiator, corporate and relational communication consultant, information and liaison services, business development, leadership and management professional working very closely with the Public (three tiers of government) and private sectors for over 20 years.
” He obtained the Professional Diploma (PD) in Mass Communication from Bayero University Kano – BUK, Nigeria 1995, Bachelor of Arts in Communications Arts (Florida, USA) 2004, Master of Arts and PhD in Communication & Psychology from Smith Christian University (Florida, USA) 2008. Master of Business Administration (MBA)with emphasis in Communication & Personal Management from the Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica, -UNEM, 2013.
“A fellow with the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI), UK, The Business Management Association (FBMA), UK and a Certified Master of Business Administration (CMBA) with The Business Management Association. A member of Christian Ministers and Ministries Network International – CMMNI, National Association of Christian Ministers – NACM, USA and the Academy of Parish Clergy – APC, USA.
“Appointed an H.E Ambassador for United Refugee Green Council – URGC Consultant & Spokesperson on the Social, Educational & Socioeconomic Development of Refugee Children & Women (France – Global) Cyprus – EU, Advisory Board member, Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies – IPDS, Islamabad – Pakistan,” he said.
He added that he is also a Member of Security Expert and Intelligence Practitioners of Nigeria (SEPIN) and Fellow of Institute of National Security And Intelligence Studies (FNSIS) 2018.
Therefore, he is now admitted into Doctorate Fellow (DFA) of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University USA at Institute of National Security and Intelligence Studies.
Other activities held alongside the award presentation was an induction for the month of May for new fellows of the Institute of National Security and Intelligence Studies.
Some notable dignitaries spotted at the event include the Corps Commandant General of the Neighborhood Enlightenment Safely Organization (NESO), Comrade Sani Aliyu, Dr. Sanusi Mohammed, Dr. Jude Nnadi, Barrister Victor Iorshenge and Barrister Kajo Targeted.