The West African Students Union Parliament (WASU) has conferred its 2018 most prestigious award ‘Icon of Diligent Services’ on the mandate Secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat (SDS), Alhaji Oladimeji Ali Hassan.
Presenting the award to the SDS boss in his office, the Speaker of WASU parliament, Amb. Fadina Danbabe, represented by his Executive Secretary, Amb. Austin Dida informed the gathering that three (3) distinguished Nigerians where earlier nominated for the coveted award.
Danbabe said delegates at the executive session of the West African Students union Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of Ladi Hassan.
He said :Leader of the delegation and current Deputy Speaker of the Unions Parliament, Comrade Amb. Olasunkanmi Kolawole noted that some Nigerians have mastered the act of achieving excellence in silence and this feat unknowingly speaks loud for them even when they would have wished otherwise.
“These set of Nigerians have excellence written all over them wherever they go and are thus, distinguished” Above assertion he said sums up the personality of Oladimeji Ali Hassan.”
He stressed that the overwhelming choice of Ladi Hassan therefore is in recognition of his uprightness, astuteness, sagacity, courage, countless enormous contributions to humanity, exemplary leadership qualities, tacit and efficient service delivery as well as the upliftment of the down-trodden in the society; noting that his tract record dates back to his days in Kwara State, Nigeria where he had earlier served in various administrative and political capacity.
Responding, the recipient of the award thanked the union for recognising his modest contributions in the discharge of his functions and responsibility worthy enough to elicit the conferment of such a prestigious award.
The SDS Boss noted that his perception to Position no matter how little, is basically for service delivery and being responsive and answerable to those you have being either appointed, nominated or elected to represent or serve in any capacity.
He admonished the students to eschew all forms of violent and use their intelligence, education and their present opportunity to impact positively on the West African sub region as well as Africa in general.
He equally encouraged them to be actively involved in politics positively and endeavor to avoid being used as willing tools for destructive purposes by greedy and overzealous Politicians across the different countries that makes up their union.
While urging them to shun cultism and its related vices, Ali Hassan promised to increase his level of commitments to the realization of the mandate of any position of trust he is privileged to occupy as well as impact positively to the advancement of humanity.