President Buhari and Bola Tinubu have bagged fresh awards in London.
Newsonline reports that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has bagged the Nation Builder Award at a London event organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC), UK chapter, to celebrate Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary.
This online news platform learnt that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the APC, also won the Leadership Award says Jacob Ogunseye, the Publicity Secretary.
The event was staged on Oct. 2, at Dorchester Hotel, London.
Ogunseye revealed that the Pinnacle Award winners were Dr Ibrahim Emokpaire, Dr Kenny Ojutalayo and Dr Garba Sani.
Mrs Carolyn Adelakun, Hajiya Rakiya Abubakar and Mrs Ifeoma Onochie-Faruk received the Extra-ordinary Service Awards.
Mrs Vivian Osadebay-Ndah and Lady Edith Nwachukwu also received the Extra-ordinary Service Award,
The winners of the Dedication and Service Award were Mrs Kikelomo Oyebiyi-Oladapo and Mr Udeme Ukpe.
Mr Ade Omole, Leader of the chapter called for peace and unity in Nigeria.
He said that despite the country’s present challenges, her future looked convincingly bright.
He said Independence Day should be seen as a day for reflection on the country’s past, work on the present and plan for the future.
“It is a time to rework, re-jig, revamp and re-engineer the country for economic eldorado and structural workability to guarantee good living standards for the entire citizenry,” he said.
Omole said the APC UK under his leadership would continue to do everything within its capacity to assist the APC, Federal Government and the country at large to ensure real development.
This, he stressed, was what all APC members, executive and non-executive had signed on to, adding that the Independence Day celebration should be seen as beyond partying and dancing, but a time for sober reflection.
He commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for keeping the country together as one despite several security breaches and for the relative internal peace.
The APC UK leader noted that we may not be where we ought to be as a country, but we are not where we used to be.
“We have left the sorry and perilous state we were and are now making considerable progress with a new re-invigorated and re-energised military force.
“A time was in this country that the entire nation was under siege and had over 27 of her local governments under the control of terrorists, but today, the story is entirely different.
“All thanks to the President Buhari-led administration, and many accolades to our gallant military officers who have continued to put their lives in the line of danger for us all to live,” Omole said.
Meanwhile, Newsonline Nigeria reports that this is coming on the heels of a trending video of Bola Tinubu.
In a video that surfaced on social media on Saturday, the ex-Lagos State governor was captured seeing off some guests who came to visit him at his London home when one excited guest let out the words “Mr. President.”
In the video, Tinubu was heard, saying “thank you very much and I wish you all a safe journey.”
The guest, who was about to enter a car parked on the premises, simply replied “thank you, sir. Mr. President see you soon. Your Excellency.”….WATCH VIDEO HERE.