For his role in 2015 elections, Oyegun to bags Polytechnic award


National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has been nominated to recieve fellowship award of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger state, having led his party to victory against the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections.

Revealing this Tuesday during a courtesy visit on the National Chairman, the Rector of the institution Dr. Abubakar Dzukogi, who led other management staff members to the APC house, also said Odigie-Oyegun’s choice was informed by many successes recorded by the APC-led administration.
“We have taken into consideration, your (Odigie-Oyegun) contribution to education generally, both in and outside government. But more significantly, being a national chairman of a party that brought in this government, it wasn’t an easy task but you succeeded because you are a master strategist. Having put in place this government, the government has been doing wonderfully well to the acceptance and admiration of Nigerians.
“For instance, in the area of security, it only in one or two places you hear the menace of Boko Haram and other security challenges. In the area of economy, this is a government that came when oil prices crashed, but as a result of various economic measures taken by this government, we are out of recession. The credit has gone to this government. Without your party producing people who can perform, we cannot be talking of achieving.”
Responding, Chief Oyegun who thanked his visitors for the honour bestowed on him, said despite difficulties and challenges, the President Muhammadu Buhari APC-led administration is delivering on its election promises.
He also said that president Buhari has been a focused President who can not be distracted by opposition parties in the country.
“I am particularly pleased by your recognition that inspite of difficulties, challenges the government of the APC is delivering on its promises to the Nigerian people. That is important for me and I really see this award as coming to me on behalf of the government and party. It is the passionate leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari that has made it impossible for opponents to distract and derail the administration.
“Yes, there are still challenges in the land, there is no question about it and as you rightly said, we took over in very difficult circumstances including a fundamental problem of the collapse of the price of crude oil. Conditions were such that we needed an extraordinary man of courage to be able to lead the country out the crisis that we inherited to the increasing economic stability and progress which this nation clearly is beginning to attain.”
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