Thursday, June 7, 2018 3:22 pm
Former Minister of Information and the Grand Custodian of the HoG Awards, Chief Alex Akinyele has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will be addressing Nigerians through the platform of the HoG Awards on the 24th of June 2018 in Ikeja.
Below is a statement personally signed by him:
“The subject of Nigeria’s restructuring is a very serious issue. If you look at it, several governments have come and gone and we still have a lot of challenges to grapple with in our nation. Doesn’t it show that something must be wrong with our structure.
Our nation needs to move forward. The challenges, as the day goes by looks more daunting. It is time we have a rethink and embrace true federalism and since the former Vice President is a major advocate for true Federalism, I think it is proper to make him speak extensively on the subject. For example, Nigerians- Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba needs to know how restructuring will benefit them in the short and long run. The reason why we have a lot of people kick against it is because they are unsure as to whether it will be beneficial in the short and long run to them. It is important we have a holistic look at it.” We may be allowing a few questions to be asked by the press on Restructuring so that everyone is clear on the subject.
The Awards will, during its 8th Annual Session later this month, parade some of Nigeria’s finest. It will for example be honoring Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dakwambo as Governor of the Year for his immense contribution to the development of Gombe State. Dakwambo has performed creditably in several sectors of Gombe. He has practically transformed Gombe to a modern state . His strides in education and health are there for all to see”
HoG Awards is about honoring achievers and performers. It isn’t about honoring just anybody. We have done this for eight year and counting and so we are always guided by performance and that is why you find that HoG Awards is one of the few awards that do not parade a crowd to be honored. It brings together only a few Nigerians.
This year it will honor the former Vice President for his unrelenting contribution to employment generation, his massive development activities across the nation, his extreme philanthropic gestures and for his persistent restructuring call. The Senate President Bukola Saraki will also be honored for the activities of the 8th Senate. For the incredible number of bills and motions passed, for his critical interventions on national matters and upholding the independence of the legislature. Others to be honored include Sen. Ben Murray Bruce for his constant contribution to national discuss in the Senate as well as Bills and motions sponsored by him, while Sen.Shehu Sani will be honored for being a Defender of Democracy. Shehu literally took his activism to the Senate. You will recall that when the maze was snatched, Sen. Sani volunteered his belt as an alternate maze. Nigerians need to constantly honor her own, particularly while they are still alive”, the statement said.
The HoG Awards has in its eight years of existence honored very distinguished Nigerians including Dr. Alike Dangote, Dr.AkinwunmiAdeshina, OtunbaGbenga Daniel, Sen. Musa Kwankwaso, Capt. Idris Wada to mention a few. This year the event holds inn the 24th of June @ the Summit in Ikeja.
The Organizers can be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org ,www.hogmedia.com.ng