A group under the aegis of Kogi for Change Vanguard has urged Youths in the country to emulate selfless leadership qualities of leaders who positively impact the society in their various capacities.
Victor Adeyemi, Coordinator of the group in the state made the call on Monday in Lokoja while presenting an award to Chief Saidu Akawu-Salihu, member, Kogi State House of Assembly.
According to him, Akawu-Salihu was presented the “Good Service Award” in view of his positive contributions to the legislative process through quality bills and motions in the House, as member representing Koton-Karfe state constituency.
Adeyemi noted that the award recipient, apart from his “Immense contributions towards making of good laws for good governance in the state”, had positively impacted his constituents through execution of “landmark projects.”
The group Coordinator therefore urged youths to emulate the “good and exemplary leadership qualities” the lawmaker had displayed over time in initiating and executing people-oriented projects as well as empowerment of youths in the constituency.
“For this country to advance socially, economically and politically and attain the Eldorado that we all look forward to, Nigerians, especially youths should look up to good leaders and learn from them to make the necessary changes.
“If every individual will be committed to one noble act and pursue it for overall development of this country, the nation will develop and advance in all ramifications in no future time”, he stressed.
Responding, Akawu-Salihu thanked the group for counting him worthy of the honour and for according his “modest contributions” relevance and recognition.
The legislator said that he was persuaded to accept the award by the stance of the group on good governance, stressing that he was not a man given to flattery but had to concede when he saw the genuineness of the group.
Meanwhile, the legislator appealed to the youths to genuinely pursue through legal means, actions that would bring about the positive change in the society.

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