By: Ibrahim A. Jagaba
The national executive of the association of northern Nigeria students, covering the nineteen northern states of the country, paid an official visit to the chairman of the chieftaincy council of arewa community, alimosho local government, Lagos state, HRH Alhaji Ahmed Haruna Kuraja, during which, the body, surprised the royal father with a merit award in his name.
The student body’s national delegation committee, amongst whom were the national chairman, comrd. Ibrahim Isa Adamu and the national secretary, comrd. Hassan Usman El-yakub came in a quadruple to ensure social distancing and strict adherence to the covid-19 stay safe guidelines.
Giving a background to the compelling reason for the merit award to the sarki, the leader of the delegation, comrd. Ibrahim Isa Adamu, averred that, the student body which was among other numerous reasons birthed to encourage and foster unity to engender progressive transformation of the northern youth, became highly impressed with the galvanizing force the royal father has become amongst the arewa community in the short period he has assumed the throne of sarkin alimosho overall, maintaining that, HRH Alhaji Ahmed Haruna Kuraja, has become a reference point for unity, progress and positive transformation in line with the realities of modern times and thus informed the decision for the award’s nomenclature of “SCION OF SOCIETAL TRANSFORMATION”, in appreciation and recognition of his efforts and contributions to advance the cause of the arewa community positively.
Expressing his acknowledgement and appreciation for the award, the royal father posited that, the north as was bequeathed to today’s leaders by forebears in the mould of Sir, Ahmadu Bello (sardauna) and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (Nigeria’s first prime minister) both of them of blessed memories, was in dire need of a rebirth and it has increasingly become incumbent upon leaders across all strata to sacrifice more, the reason he has chosen to give more for the cause in shaa Allah.
I commend your courage and efforts and charge you all not to relent as you shall definitely face daunting challenges but you only win if you don’t quit, sarki Ahmed, impressed upon the student visitors; I pray that Allah grant all of you, the wisdom and wherewithal to navigate through the treacherous waters of studies and the experiences of life, he added and ended with a safe journey prayer for the students.