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 award came from Arewa group under the aegis of Northern Nigeria Youth Committee for Enlightenment (NNYCE). According to the Arewa youth, Senate President Saraki was considered for the award to encourage him to do more for the people and also encourage him to remain focused, while he discharges his duties as leader of the Senate. “We believe there is the need to give honour to whomhonour is due. This is what informed our decision to honour the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki even in absentia,” the group said. 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 education and human capital based. “These are areas where teeming youth have benefited immensely. It was against this backgrounds that we agreed to identify the two key areas for recognition and award .” While noting that Saraki is not a liability, but rather an asset to All Progressives Congress (APC), the group described him as “The man behind the moving train of 8th National Assembly.”