Buhari, Akpabio, Duke, others for excellence award July 23




President Muhammadu Buhari



The Kings College British American Institute (KCBA), has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has played critical role in the development and sustainability of agriculture and therefore deserves commendation. 


To this end, the Institute, in partnership with Hipdet University Education Foundation, Newark, New Jersey, USA, and Farmers Association of Nigeria (FAN), has slated the President Buhari as part of those to be conferred with the award of excellent performance next month.
Also to receive the award for their outstanding performances during their tenure are the two former governors of Cross River and Akwa Ibom states, Mr Donald Duke and Mr Godswill Akpabio.
The Chancellor, Kings College American Institute, Prof Paul Godwin, while speaking with journalists, in Abuja, described Duke and Akpabio as the two best things that to their states.


He said “many senators, other governors and ministers who have performed outstandingly would also be awarded based on global standards of awarding benevolent leaders”.


Godwin noted that the “essence of this award is to recognise their high performance and unique management skills in a particular area in order to boost the enthusiasm of the awardees and all Nigerian leaders to do more.” 


He pointed out that parameters in selecting the awardees showed that they were instrumental in the development and progress of their states. 


According to him, in order to increase their enthusiasm for maximum input so that the masses can reap the dividends of democracy, because the extant laws of the universe clearly states that when a leader is not awarded, then the enthusiasm to do more would be dampened. 


“Now, the Farmers Association of Nigeria came to me and said that President Muhammadu Buhari has performed excellently in agricultural development and sustainability so I told them that we don’t give awards for the purpose of giving. 


“There must be a quintessential disposition or a positive footprint on the shifting sands of time that propels this award. They brought out indices and parameters. For the former governors, if you would agree with me that in terms of performance, they are not questionable. So they are going to be given awards of excellence; performance and for leaving behind impeccable footprints on the shifting sands of time”, he added. 


This award would be held during the launching of a book entitled: “Which way Nigeria: The destiny of Nigeria in a 3- dimensional universe” at the Nigerian National Merit House, 23 July, 2022, in Abuja.


Prof Godwin noted that the new book would be an eye opener on the future of Nigeria.

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