Vice President Kashim Shettima has stated the importance of education and collaboration in propelling a nation towards a brighter future.
He stated this in Ibadan at the presentation of University of Ibadan Muslim Graduates Association (UIMGA) award to him, Senator Sharafadeen Alli (APC-Oyo South) and Senator Yunus Akintunde (APC-Oyo Central) and 20 others for their selfless service to humanity.
A statement signed by Senator Alli’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr Akeem Abas and made available to newsmen Monday in Ibadan said the vice president who was represented by Alhaji Jamiu MKO-Abiola, Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties, Office of the Vice President, paid tribute to the UI for shaping his worldview and instilling in him the values of public service.
The chairman, Senate Committee on Electoral Matters, Senator Sarafadeen Alli, expressed gratitude for the recognition, adding that such serves as validation for his efforts in public service.
Senator Alli maintained that the award would strengthen his resolve and commitment to continue working tirelessly for the betterment of his constituents and the nation as a whole.
Alhaji idris Ismail from Ile-Ajeja, Oje in Ibadan, congratulated the awardees for sterling accomplishments and unwavering dedication, adding that the award was an acknowledgment of Alli and Akintunde’s sterling leadership roles within their various constituencies including alumni platforms.
“Their accomplishments and unwavering dedication have made significant difference in their respective fields. It has also brought pride to the University of Ibadan. I congratulate each of the awardees while encouraging them to do more in the service of Allah, nation-building and cause of humanity at large,” he said.