The great efforts of a Nigerian Professor who is presently the Vice-Chancellor of the Technical University, Ibadan, has been recognised by an African body in Uganda.
Prof. Ayobami Salami, has been awarded the Pan African Excellence in Leadership Prize in recognition of his immense contribution to social and human capital development in Africa.
According to Punch, Professor Ayobami was awarded the last week Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by the Initiative for Positive Influence on African Youths, a continental youth organisation based in Uganda.
The attainment of the great feat was made known by the spokesman of Tech-U, Mr. Femi Babatunde on Monday, July 16,2018.
Speaking during the conferment ceremony, the Vice-Chairman of IPIAY, Ambassador Kwasi Akin, said the recipient emerged through a rigorous procedure that involved series of multilayered screening among the diverse members of the organisation.
He said, “We want to say that without fear or favour or contradiction, Prof. Salami has been found worthy to receive the Pan African Prize for Excellence in Leadership, in acknowledgement of his immense contributions to nation-building, community development, effective service delivery to the continent, remarkable patriotism, selfless and dedicated service to God, humanity, country and Africa”.
The recipient of the award, Prof.Salami commended the organisers for their integrity and thoughtfulness, noting that such demonstrated that all hope was not lost for the African continent.
He said, “Yours is a shining example that with genuine initiatives, African youths can be galvanised, mentored and redirected towards positive societal engineering”.
We Celebrate This Great Professor.