Aregbesola Receives Leadership Award, Charges UNILAG Alumni to Propagate National Unity
The Lagos State Branch of UNILAG Alumni Association has formally recognized the good works of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as the Minister of Interior.
According to Dr Benjamin Oluwatosin Olowojebutu, Chairman University of Lagos Alumni Association (Lagos State Branch) “Aregbesola has consistently shown an uncommon ideological zeal in promoting national development through the Interior Ministry.
“This has been depicted through his giant strides in the Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nigeria Correctional Services.”
The Alumni Executives led by Dr Olowoojebutu paid a courtesy call to the Honourable Minister at his Lagos residence where he was presented the Distinguished Leadership Award.
Dr Benjamin Olowojebutu traced the contributory impacts of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola from his days as commissioner for works in Lagos State, to being Governor of Osun State and to his present office.
“This further shows that the award is well deserved. The award is specially instituted for Distinguished Nigerians who have contributed immensely to National life,” he added.
In his response, the Minister expressed his profound joy and gratitude to Almighty God for being honoured by UNILAG Alumni.
The Minister therefore seized the medium to charge the group to be best in whatever they do individually to add value to our national life.
He also expressed that the unity of Nigeria in fulfilling her dream in the manifestation of the the emancipation of the ‘first race’ is very germane.
According to the Minister, the challenges that face the country should not lead to division as the size of nation matters at the international system and for National development.
Moreso, in the bid to add value to the University, the Alumni Chairman reminded the Minister about the Vice Chancellor’s proposal to have passport office in the school and the institution’s request for a fire truck which the Minister gave a nod to look into soonest.
The visit ended with the Minister’s endorsement of the Unilag Alumni hotspot, a publication of the Unilag Alumni Association Lagos Branch and a presentation of sovenirs and a well crafted potrait of the Minister donated by the Alumni Chairman on behalf of the Association.
The Honorable Minister for Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola reciprocated the gesture by presenting a beautiful gift to the Chairman and his team before their departure. It was a documentation of programmes, projects and impact under his administration as the Executive Governor of Osun State between 2010 and 2018 titled “OSUN GOVERNMENT UNUSUAL.”