FULL TEXT OF SPEECH AS WRITTEN AND PRESENTED BY: RT. HON. AHMED COULIBALY SPEAKER AFRICAN STUDENTS UNION PARLIAMENT (ASUP), ON THE OCCASION OF ASUP PAN – AFRICAN SERVANT LEADERSHIP AWARDPRESENTATION TO: HIS EXCELLENCY DR. CHRISTOPHER OGBONNAYA ONU STATESMAN OF REPUTE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA JULY, 2015.

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On behalf of students from the 51 registered member countries of the African Students Union Parliament (ASUP) I want to welcome every one of us to this very important epoch making ceremony of conferring honor on a man of honor, an intellectual juggernaut, a man with magnificent experience as a matter of DemocraticBest Practice, a seasoned Engineer, I’m talking about the remarkable, palatable HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. CHRISTOPHER OGBONNAYA ONU a rare gem, outstanding Researcher of impeccable credentials and a true son of Africa.

Permit me to introduce African Students Union Parliament as the umbrella body that covers all students (Post and Under Graduates) within 51 Registered Member Countries with core objectives of encouraging corporation harmonious coexistence among member states’ students for the purpose of students’ exchange program, objective analysis of issues that affect us, encouragement of Individuals, stakeholders and public office holders for the much needed Peace, Development and economic stability of our dear continent. In doing this, we seek to find ourselves Role Models and Mentors in Life as we found in DR. OGBONNAYA ONU. Read more

INVESTITURE OF GOVERNOR ALIYU MAGATAKARDA WAMAKKO AS VERBATIM MAGAZINE MAN OF THE YEAR 2014 IN SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE, MAY 14, 2015.

In his welcome address, Editor-in-Chief Verbatim Newsmagazine, Tobs Agbaegbu, on behalf of management and Editorial Board, bid a hearty welcome to all present. He said that the Choice of Man of the Year is usually a painstaking task and that Governor Wamakko nomination was in recognition and appreciation of his successes in the execution of projects that have mass effects, numerous people-centered policies, programmes and achievements in various sectors of the socio-political and economic life in Sokoto State. He thanked everybody for being here to join them in crowning Governor Wamakko, Verbatim Magazine Man of the Year.

The Chairman of the Occasion, H.E. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said that in celebrating excellence and achievements in governance, Sokoto Stands out as the home of the great teacher and leader Usman Danfodio, as well as Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sarduanan Sokoto and President Shehu Shagari, Turakin Sokoto. Dr, Ogbonnaya Onu said that whereas elections were free and fair in the North and South West, what happened in South East and South South cannot be described as elections. VEIW FULL TEXT OF SPEECH.

Delivering a paper on ‘The Challenges of Leadership in the Post 2015 Nigerian General Elections’, the Guest Speaker and Vice-Chancellor Sokoto State University, Prof. Nuhu Yaqub, OFR, FSPSP, FNIIA, MNIM, made taught provoking but concise analyses of the Concepts of Leadership and Elections. He went on to discuss ‘The Concept of Election’. In conclusion, he stated clearly the expectations of the Nigerian people which include the following;

  1. Stamp out corruption
  2. End impunity
  3. Unite Nigerians over common aspirations
  4. Provide jobs through the building of Industries, Agriculture, and the service sector
  5. End insurgency
  6. Revamp the administrative system to make it more functional and effective
  7. Restore Nigeria to the frontline in African affairs, ie restore Nigeria Leadership in Africa.

Thereafter, the Editor-in-Chief Verbatim Newsmagazine, Tobs Agbaegbu called on His Excellency Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and Governor Wamakko to come forward. He gave the Plaque to Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu who then presented it to Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko as Verbatim Magazine Man of the Year 2014.

Governor Wamakko thanked the management and Editorial Board of Verbatim Newsmagazine for the Award. He thanked the good people of Sokoto State for given him the opportunity to serve. He felicitated with all present and most warmly thanked the Chairman of the Occasion Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu. He said that Dr. Onu is a good leader who always stand to fight for justice all through his political career.

DR OGBONNAYA ONU COMMISSIONS 115 BUSES IN SOKOTO, MAY 15,2015

Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko at the official commissioning of 115 buses at government house called on H.E. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu to commission the buses. In his brief remark, Dr. Onu thanked the Governor of Sokoto State for implementing an empowerment scheme that touches on the lives of the masses and also reducing the cost of the buses. He admonished the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity given to them by Governor Wamakko. He prayed God to bless their efforts so that soon they will be owners of transport companies. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu distributed 3 keys of the buses to the 3 beneficiaries while Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko distributed 2. Governor Wamakko promised to do same to others later.