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 Ebubeogu.
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 world.

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.