Connect with us

General news

Buhari has come to make Nigeria better –Presidential aide



Buhari has come to make Nigeria better –Presidential aide

Mr Femi Adeshina, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, says President Muhammadu Buhari has come to make Nigeria “a country of our dreams”.

Adesina said this shortly after receiving “Man of Integrity Award on behalf of the President at the Leadership Excellence Awards 2019 organised by Igberre Television, an online medium in Abuja.

The Presidential Spokesman, therefore, urged Nigerians to emulate the exemplary leadership style of the President by placing high premium on national interest in their undertakings.

“Let’s put Nigeria first; President Muhammadu Buhari is somebody that doesn’t want anything from the country rather, he has come to give everything to the country.

“So, let all Nigerians emulate that; let’s put the country before everything.

“ When we all do that, we’ll find out that the country of our dreams will come faster than we can imagine,’’ he said.

Some of the awardees who spoke to NAN thanked the organisers for the recognition accorded them, assuring to keep doing what they were doing that earned them the awards.

Dr Godwin Maduka, a philanthropist and Medical Director of the Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Centre, was awarded the“ Man of the Year’’.

Maduka, who dedicated the award to the memory of his late parents and Nigeria youth, called on all well-meaning Nigerians to join hands and pull resources together to build the country we desire.

“Of course, you can see that I’m so excited, but my excitement is for those children in the hinterland of Nigeria, those ones that are struggling, those ones selling on the streets trying to get money to go to school.

“This is the hope, those youths that have gone to school and are trying to come back and help their parents this is for you; I am talking about all the youths of Nigeria, I want you to have hope.

“If I can go from the little village where I grew up and end up being a triple professor, end up being a double doctorate holder and end up on Harvard campus and one of the pioneer businesses in medical sciences in the US, and to come home and do this; this is for you.

“ We’re also telling all well-meaning Nigerians, wherever you come home put your resources together, let’s build this nation; we can’t leave everything for the government to do,’’ he said.

On his part, the Executive Director of Igberre TV and the host, Mr James Emeh, said the essence of the Award is to give reward good leaders in different spheres of human endeavour

“Leadership Excellence Awards organised by Igberre TV is an event that we want to use to promote good leadership, contribute to the development of the country.

“We believe, if we celebrate those who have done well others will want to follow the same path of excellence.

“The national interest should always rise above personal interest in whatever we do and that way the country will move faster, develop faster than we are today,” he said

Nigeria News Agency reports that other recipient were Senate President Ahmed Lawan, former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Speaker of House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara; Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio.

Others were: Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi; former Imo governor Sen. Rochas Okorocha; Acting EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu and Rep Nkeiruka Onyejeocha among others.

Edited & Vetted By: Shitu Obasa/Ismail Abdulaziz

Patience Aliyu: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Shea: Association pledges to involve traditional leaders in project nationwide  Macron to host Merkel at Mediterranean summer residence NASFAT Chief Missioner urges Nigerians to coexist harmoniously for peace, development Families of Beirut blast victims push for international probe N/Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, appoints new prime minister Man remanded for alleged culpable homicide Lebanon alone must decide its own future, says Iran foreign minister Ipas harps on domestication of international, regional instruments that promote women’s reproductive health Katsina SEMA records 1,727 flood victims in Baure Dozens missing as landslides kill 9 in Nepal   Mechanic docked over alleged motorcycle theft UK says it has no choice but to quarantine French arrivals New protests in Belarus as EU sanctions loom Military air raid knocks out ISWAP camp, kills several terrorists in Borno Pompeo discusses 5G on Austrian leg of Europe tour Arsenal signs Brazil winger, Willian on a 3-year contract Eurozone economy contraction confirmed at 12.1% in Q2 EU Commission chief supports sanctions on Belarus NGOs donate food items to widows, vulnerable in FCT community Poland braces for influx from Belarus after crackdown Censors board seizes, destroys illicit films worth N3.5bn in 3 years – DG Iran denies seizure of Venezuela-bound gasoline tanker by United States Delta SUBEB chairman urges contractors to deliver classrooms projects within 90 days FG moves to prevent job losses in Aviation sector German FM congratulates Israel on ‘historic’ mending of UAE ties Vietnam registers to buy Russian COVID-19 vaccine India’s COVID-19 death toll now world’s 4th highest Google stops responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong government SUBEB chairman urges Taraba teachers to be patient with Govt on allowances Go back to work or be sacked, Ebonyi Government tells striking judiciary workers Financial experts call for deployment of more ATMs in Nigeria Turkey says history will not forgive UAE for Israel deal Auckland lockdown to remain as number of new virus cases rises Creative industry group launches health, life insurance packages for members Austria’s foreign minister joins call for sanctions against Belarus Customs officer, one other killed in clash with Saki indigenes in Oyo Unknown gunmen kill Bauchi assembly member COVID-19: Enugu State records 7 new cases, total hits 976 Nigeria reports 373 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection Britain to add France and Netherlands to travel quarantine list Iranian fuel transferred to other ships for voyage to United States  – Source Mosque reopening: EKiti Muslims to bring private praying mats, ablution kettles Oil prices rise, head for weekly gain amid cautious hopes for fuel demand recovery U.S visa ban: Nigeria has substantially met demands, says FG Committee United States agency warns against toxic hand sanitisers Andreescu will not defend United States Open title Serena beats Venus to reach Lexington quarter-finals Gov. Umahi rejects Ebonyi’s transfer to Police Zone 13 Division UN Chief welcomes Israel, UAE peace agreement Caretaker committee promises better times for Anambra football stakeholders, unveils new FA secretariat