Salem Varsity VC Bags Platinum Leadership Award
1 Teacher Alewo Johnson-Akubo, Vice-Chancellor (VC), Salem University, Lokoja, Kogipocketed the Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna Sokoto Platinum Leadership Award by the Northern Nigeria Youth Council (NYCN).
2 The press agency of Nigeria reports that the award, which was presented to the VC in his office on Monday, was accompanied by a Medal of Honor as “Garkuwan Matassan & Cynosure of Educational Transformation.
By presenting the prize to the VC, the NYCN The chairman, Dr. Isah Abubakar, explained that Johnson-Akubo’s choice for the prestigious award followed his outstanding achievements as a young Nigerian in a leadership position.
4 “Sir, your noble induction into the Northern Youth Council Hall of Fame today, September 26, is in recognition of your immense contributions to determined leadership and youth empowerment.
5 “You are, indeed, the youngest Vice-Chancellor of Nigeria today, and your life is already a blessing and a model for others to emulate.
6 “As a youngster, you are the pride of Nigeria to be a man of strong and good character who is doing extremely well at Salem University, Lokoja,” he said.
seven The President, who was represented by his Vice-President, Mr. Victor Adodourged the VC to stay focused and engaged in the marvelous work he was doing at the University of Salem, which he said had become a known citadel of education in Nigeria.
8 In response, Johnson-Akubo thanked the council for deeming him worthy of the prestigious awards and pledged not to let Nigeria’s youth down.
9 The VC said he was surprised when he was first informed of his choice by the council to honor him, but that it not only encouraged him to do more as a leader, but also to uphold honesty, sincerity and hard work.
ten “My word of advice to your council is that you too should continue the good work you are doing as it serves as an encouragement to those of us who are in positions of leadership in this country,” he said.
11 Johnson-Akubo lamented the involvement of young people in various social vices such as kidnappings, cybercrimes, violence, drug addiction, among others.
12 He said, “Integrity is the key to a man’s success in life simply because once you have integrity, nothing else matters.
13 “Therefore, our youthful comrades, who are the leaders of tomorrow, must keep their integrity intact and be ready to lift the Nigerian nation to an enviable height.