Eko Lions Club, an arm of the International Association of Lions Club, District 404 Nigeria has given Dr. Bayero Agabi, an Information and Communication Technology Journalist cum entrepreneur an Excellence Service Award in recognition of his humanitarian support towards creating awareness for ICT usage, especially in the rural areas.
Speaking during the presentation of the award in Lagos, President of Eko Lions Club, Lion Gbemisola Shittu, said Agabi was recognised because of his valuable contribution to humanity in Africa and Nigeria in particular, where he has been able to impact meaningfully to the lives of Nigerians by educating them of the benefits of ICT.
“We are happy to present this award to Dr. Bayero Agabi for his immense support to the Eko Lions Club to help drive humanitarian and community services. Apart from giving us valuable support through effective publicity and awareness generation, which has elicited grand support from well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies, Bayero has also supported us in building projects to support humanity across Nigeria,” Shittu said.
Responding, an elated Agabi, who dedicated the award to people who have never heard the message of ICT being preached, said though, the award is the 44th he has received, the Eko Lions Club award is unique to him because it’s the first humanitarian award that he has received and is coming from a reputable global Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) like the Eko Lions Club.
“This is the 44th awards that I have received. The uniqueness of this particular award is that it is the first humanitarian award that I have received and it is coming from a global Non-Governmental Organisation,” Agabi said.
Speaking further, Agabi stated that the award would only provoke him to do more in the humanitarian end by empowering those who have never heard the message of ICT, so that they can be part of the knowledge based economy and compete favourably among their peers anywhere in the world.