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NPA MD advises students on nation building, bags Oduduwa Students’ Award

L-R: President of  National Association of Oduduwa Students, Mr Adekunle Adeniyi presenting a merit award of NAOS to Managing
Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero at NPA
headquarters in Lagos.

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports
Authority (NPA), Malam Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero, has advised Nigerian youths
to champion the course of positive change in the society.

This is contained in a statement on Thursday in
Lagos by the General Manager, Public Affairs of the NPA, Capt. Iheanacho

The Managing Director gave the advice in Lagos
while receiving dual merit awards as Agent of Societal Transformation and Icon
of Integrity conferred on him by the members of the global National Association
of Oduduwa Students (NAOS).
Ado Bayero told the students that the future
of Nigeria depended on their resourcefulness and urged them to shun vices of
cultism, violence, alcoholism or tribalism.
“As the future leaders of our great nation, I
expect you to be the vanguards of positive change our society desires. 
“Eschew the social vices of cultism, violence,
alcoholism or tribalism; you must be united, encourage peaceful co-existence
and harmony,” he said.
He urged the students to strive to remove all
ethnic barriers that threatened their unity, in order to fully utilise their
collective potential for the greater benefit of society.
He advised the youths on the importance of
keeping a good connection with their Creator and maintain a good sense of
decency in their lives.
He also urged them to identify with their
global counterparts in the search for genuine global peace and an end to
violence, terrorism and wars, for the good of humanity.
The Managing Director who expressed delight to
the NAOS for considering him worthy of the awards, said the Yoruba race should
consider themselves lucky for their ancestry spread in all continents of the
Earlier, the NAOS National President, Mr
Adekunle Adeniyi, said the Managing Director was conferred with the award as a
successful legal practitioner, astute administrator, a bureaucrat of manifold
capacities and a compassionate humanitarian.
Highlight of the occasion was the conferment of
the NAOS awards on the Managing Director, his decoration with the regalia and
presentation of plaque.
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