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The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, monday bagged a ‘monumental award’ from the students of Four Square Gospel Fellowship of Federal University of Petroleum Resources, (FUPRE) Effurun, Delta State.
The award was given to Adesina during the 2016 Four Square Gospel Fellowship Students Week programme in recognition for his distinguished service to the nation as a professional in the media industry and his positive impact in the lives of young Nigerian leaders.
Adesina, who was represented by Mr. Emmanuel Ogoigbe, thanked the students for considering him for the award along with prominent Nigerians including the Senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
He urged the students to take their studies seriously since that was the only way they could become useful to themselves and the society, adding that they should act as worthy ambassadors of the nation anywhere they find themselves.
The media aide reiterated President Buhari’s resolve to empower young Nigerians through the current empowering programme of the federal government which will employ about 5,000 youths across the country in the next two years.
The special adviser to the president also noted that the decision by the federal government to scrap post Tertiary and University Matriculation Examinations (UTME) was informed by the decision to make admission into tertiary institutions less cumbersome for Nigerian youths.
According to Adesina, the massive investment on agriculture as promised by the president was a laudable one, assuring that most Nigerians will benefit from it.
“I wish to express my profound gratitude to be considered for this award. It is indeed a worthwhile honour. As you all know, the nation is going through a process championed by President Buhari, whose tireless effort to redeem Nigerians from the shackles of oppression, corruption and all forms of criminality should be encouraged by all Nigerians,” he stated.
On his part, the Chairman of the FUPRE 2016 Students Fellowship Week programme, Mr. Onni Joseph Yusuf, who presented the award to Adesina, said the students in FUPRE have been monitoring his activities for a while and they have found him worthy to be given the award.