By Bashir Bello
For his humanitarian services, leadership qualities and philanthropic acts to the people of the North and Kaduna state in particular, the Students Representative Council of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria has awarded the Dan Buram Zazzau, Sani Shaaban with the Epitome of Hope For Good Leadership.
The award which took place at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies ABU Zaria had top dignitaries such as the Director General of SMEDAN in attendance.
Accepting the award, the Dan Buram Zazzau, Hon. Sani Shaaban has charged Nigerian youths to be determined, focused and commited to the betterment of their lots.
The former Law Maker urged the youths not to be wary of doing menial jobs as long as the jobs are legal to further their ambitions.
“Under two years, your son Sani Shaaban as a member of the House of Representatives was among those that led to formation of pension scheme for Nigerians, he added
Today, Nigeria is facing huge challenge not only on the security front but also economic as well. Dont sit down and be moan your fate that glory is going to fall from heaven. Be determined, be committed. The greatest asset you can find is from your heart.
He further charged the youths to ignore and avoid politicians who would come to entice them with money so that they could be used as thugs.
He further explained that Nigerians youths need to be resourceful and make use of opportunities that comes their way not matter how meagre.
“When small opportunities come your way, no matter how small, do not say I have a diploma, I have a degree, I have a master’s degree. Make use of any opportunity that comes your way and you will progress, he said.
The traditional title holder of Keffi also urged both the Federal and State Governments to come up with poverty elevation schemes Similar to the ones China had developed in the past and pulled millions of people out of poverty.