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Agege Sole Administrator Bags NANS Pride Of The Youth Award

The Sole Administrator of Agege Local Government, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Gbenga Abiola, has been awarded with the prestigious Pride of the Youth Award 2016.

The award was given to him by the Lagos State chapter of the Joint Campus Committee (JCC) of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

It was presented to the council boss by the NANS JCC' Chairman, Comrade Moses Samson Adewale, its secretary, Comrade Owolabi Olwaseyi and PRO, Comrade Abduqowwiy Adelaja at Osolana hotel, in Lagos on Wednesday.

He was also honoured as the associations youth ambassador.

The association stated that Abiola was carefully selected for the award having met the criteria through his excellent public service, leadership acumen and support for the youths in his council area.

In his response, Abiola said he was humbled by the award, noting that it would only spur him to do more for the local government as a whole.

He urged leaders across the country to always place premium on the youth, saying that ignoring the youth would spell doom for the future.

He said that he was elated that NANS, who were always more critical of public office holders honoured him.

“I will continue to be one of you and to work for the welfare of you. To ignore the youth is to say bye-bye to our future,” he said.

Caption: NANS JCC Chairman, Comrade Moses Samson Adewale, Agege LG Sole Admin, Gbenga Abiola, its secretary, Comrade Owolabi Olwaseyi and its PRO, Comrade Abduqowwiy Adelaja.


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