Saraki Bags Education ,Good Governance Award
The Senate President ,Dr.Abubakar Bukola Saraki has bagged an award for his invaluable contributions in the areas of good governance and educational development .
The Arewa group under the auspices of Northern Nigeria Youth Committee for Enlightenment, NNYCE ,which gave him the award said the Senate President was considered for the award to encourage him first to do more for the people and secondly to remain focused, while he discharges his duties as leader of the Senate .
He further said , ” We believe there is a need to give honour to whom honour due and this is what informed our decision to honour the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki even in absentia .
Speaking to journalists after presenting the award to Hajiya Zainab Abubakar ,who received the award on behalf of the Senate President, the National Secretary of Northern Nigeria Youth Committee for Enlightenment , Comrade Musa Danjuma Samari said ,” Dr Bukola Saraki as Governor of Kwara State prioritized educational development and human capital based .”
He emphasised , ” These are area where teeming youth have benefitted immensely . It was against these backgrounds that we agreed to identify the two key areas for recognition and award .”
While noting that Saraki is not liability, but rather an asset to All Progressives Congress,APC , described him as ,” The man behind the moving train of 8th National Assembly.”
When asked the rationale behind honoring Saraki, despite his recent trial at Code of Coduct Tribunal, CCT, Comrade Samari said his style of leadership as the governor of Kwara and in the 8th senate is commendable and worthy of emulation.
“The Senate President as a leader who carries his followers along for the purpose of peace and unity.
“We the NNYC honoured the senate President for his unique style of leadership during his tenure as Kwara state governor and in the National Assembly. He has tremendously improved the quality of education in Kwara.
“Now in the National Assembly, he is carrying everybody along, for the purpose of National peace and unity, and despite numerous challenges he faced, you could see that the Senate President has not been relenting in his service to Nigeria.
“Part of the reason why we awarded him was also because he is a man who always disagrees o agree, he is not a person that agrees to disagree”, he said.
The National Secretary of NNYCE also appreciated Mr Noah Owolahi Yusuf for his support and constant advice that have yield positive results over there years