ABU students’ graft club honours NITT boss

The National Zero Tolerance for Corruption Club (ZTC), Ahmadu Bello University ABU), Zaria, has conferred an award on the director-general, Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, Dr Bayero Farah Sale, for his contribution against corruption.

Sale was inducted into the Sir Ahmadu Bello anti-corruption hall of fame.

Presenting the award, the chairman of the club, Mr. Adamu Usman Faruq, described him as an “outstanding and exceptional change agent” who rose to his current exalted position through “hard work, commitment, discipline and intellectual distinction.”

Faruq further said the club was very proud to associate with the director-general whom he called a “spotless mirror, an erudite scholar, and accomplished administrator, a visionary and charismatic leader, a facilitator of excellence, and a navigator of development.”

In his acceptance speech, sale thanked the club for finding him “worthy for this award,” and gave the assurance that “the challenge they are presenting before me will be taken seriously, and the qualities which they have mentioned will be reflected in my daily activities.”

 He said, “I will make ensure that NITT is fully adhered to the principles and tenets of anti-corruption,” stressing that “if we address corruption, we would have addressed 90% of the problems of the country.”

Sale expressed the hope for the future of Nigeria epitomised by the zest with which “these young people were brandishing this kind of philosophy.”

He charged them to keep up the struggle and extend the campaign to the young ones in secondary schools “so that young Nigerians will imbibe the philosophy of anti-corruption right from when they were young.”

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