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|By Yahaya Ahmed

The National Association of Northern States Students Union (NANSSU) has conferred its highest award on the Vice-Chancellor

of Federal University of Lafia (FULafia), Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman. 

The award was bestowed on Abdul Rahman in recognition of his contributions to youth development and students empowerment. 

The award, tagged: ‘’Epitome of Good Leadership,” was presented to Abdul Rahman at his office by the NANSSU Senate President, Comrade Umar Bala Babayaro, and other executives of the union, who paid him a courtesy call at his office in Lafia.

While decorating Abdul Rahman as the new Grand Commander of Northern States Students (GCNSS), Comrade Babayaro said they had closely studied the administration of the vice-chancellor in the last one year and were satisfied by his performances and achievements. 

The senate president informed the vice-chancellor of the activities of NANSSU which, he said, included uniting students of northern region, providing walfare to students, contributing positively in the society and complimenting government's efforts on education.

He confirmed that the University’s student entrepreneurial scheme, the linkages service as well as the student mentorship programmes introduced by Abdul Rahman would provide the students with many opportunities during their stay in the University and graduation.

The union leader said that there were many things to learn from Professor Abdul Rahman, whom, he said, has made “selfless service to humanity and contributed to students and youths walfare in Nigeria." 

He added that the visit was also made to enable the students, as future leaders, to “learn from the footsteps of Abdul Rahman.

He said: “We see Abdul Rahman as an accomplished leader and academic who has brought unprecedented changes to FULafia, touched the lives of our students and guided them properly.” 

Receiving the award, Abdul Rahman, said: "The University's core values, namely, Integrity, Innovation and Excellence were behind my success. I respond to them very strictly."

He challenged the union's leaders to improve on their advocacy, stressing that the nation and the world would be a good place to live if “we all play our parts dutifully.”

Those who accompanied the NANSSU senate president on the visit were Comrade Jovita Daniel, the Director of Walfare, and Comrade Musa Yusuf, Public Relations Officer.

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