BY ABAH ADAH, Abuja
The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), comprising youths from the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has conferred on the Head, Project Management Unit, Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA),
Anita Otubu, the Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Award as ‘Garkuwan Matasan Arewa Nigeria’ as well as ‘Icon of the Societal Transformation’.
The youths attributed the honour to her philanthropic gesture in promoting educational development, youth empowerment and critical infrastructure as well as her relentless effort towards upholding accountability, probity, prudent and transparent management of both men and resources to the benefits of humanity which they added as part of the council’s conscious efforts in identifying with true patriots whose selfless contribution towards making of modern Nigeria is unique.
Receiving the award on Thursday, Anita welcomed the NYCN leadership and praised them for finding her worthy of the award.
She said, “The weighty words and award bestowed on me is highly appreciated, I feel highly honored and happy; in fact I don’t even have enough words to describe how I feel”.
She urged the youths to keep up the good work of promoting peace and integration which is most imperative in building bridges of national unity and cohesion.
“The advocacy and training are fantastic, it shows that there is love in the country,” she said, while promising to continue with her good works and assured them that they will not be disappointed.
The event took place at conference room of NEP office and in attendance also were the NYCN zonal leadership from the 6 geopolitical zones of the country.