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December 2018

PROTOCOL. 1.It is my pleasure to be here with you all today. My warmest greetings to the Northern youth representatives here present, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), representatives from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), International partners, Northern community leaders and all participants gathered for this 2nd edition of the Northern Youth Leadership summit. 2.Let me start by saying that I truly appreciate the clamour for youth initiative, awareness, inclusion and empowerment in the Nigerian polity. This, without a doubt, is helping us to lay the necessary foundation

PROTOCOL. 1.I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming you all to this two-day Public Hearing organised for us by the Ad Hoc Committee on Accommodation, Logistics, Feeding Etc. Onshore and Offshore of Nigerian Pilgrims. The purpose of this Public Hearing is to deliberate and take a wide range of views on the Accommodation, Logistic, Feeding Offshore and Onshore of our Pilgrims to the holy land. 2.As we have just entered a new year and as a religious country, many Nigerians will be turning their minds to

PROTOCOL. 1. I am delighted to be here for the commissioning of new and crucial radio equipment acquired for Nigeria by the Federal Ministry of Communications. I congratulate the Honourable Minister of Communications, Dr. Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu for bringing to fruition the procurement of these much needed 21st century equipment, once a statement of intent in the 2017 Appropriation, and the successful completion of which has brought us all here today.    2. This commissioning event is significant for many reasons, not least a remarkable advancement in our communications

PROTOCOL. 1. I am pleased to be at this Flag Off of the Campaign Against Drug Abuse by Nigerian Youths. I am grateful to my colleagues in the House of Representatives especially the Chairman of the Committee on Narcotic Drugs, Hon. Eucharia O. Azodo, for this important initiative. Indeed, commendation goes to the entire members of the Committee charged with looking into this issue - for the work they are doing; and for organising this event as part of the national fight against of drug abuse. 2. The

PROTOCOL. 1. It is my pleasure to declare open this Public Hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND. I would like to express my appreciation to the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Barau I. Jibrin – and to the entire members of the Committee - for all the work they have done on the Bills being looked at today, and for organising this Public Hearing for that purpose. 2. I welcome all stakeholders in the education sector, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

PROTOCOL. 1. I am honoured to be at the 8th Anniversary Lecture and Awards Ceremony of the Nigerian NewsDirect Newspapers being held here today in Nigeria’s Centre of Excellence, Lagos. I commend the Chairperson of this occasion, Mr. Muda Yusuf, Director General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), for his efforts in recognising outstanding individuals who are working to reposition Nigeria as the giant of Africa. 2. I wish to thank the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian NewsDirect, Prince (Dr.) Samuel Ibiyemi, for inviting me

PROTOCOL. 1. I have the pleasure of welcoming you all to this Public Hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Police Affairs for further consideration of The Police Act CAP P19 LFN 2004 (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill 2018 (SB.682), which is sponsored by Distinguished Senator Baba Ibn Na’Allah and was debated up to Second Reading before being referred to the Committee. 2. Let me take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the Distinguished Senator Tijjani Y. Kaura, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs – and

PROTOCOL. 1. I am delighted to be at the 11th Forum of Laureates of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM).  My sincere thanks to the Chairman of the governing body of the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA), Professor Shekarau Yakubu Aku, for the kind invitation extended to be at this occasion. 2. Since the establishment of the NNMA under Act No. 53 of 1979 (as amended), its primary objective has been to recognise, promote and reward outstanding Nigerians at home and abroad. These are individuals that have as

PROTOCOL. 1. It is my pleasure to be here to felicitate with you today at this momentous occasion which marks the Ruby Jubilee of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE). I wish to thank the National President of NULGE, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel mni, for inviting me as Guest of Honour at this auspicious gathering. 2. It is always pleasing to identify with the work of such an impactful organisation as the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees. Your principal objectives, which are to promote and foster

PROTOCOL. 1. It is wonderful to be among friends and to see familiar faces at this Annual Bar Dinner of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ilorin Branch.  It is always a special time when I get the opportunity to be with you, luminaries of the legal profession, to dialogue about ways of uplifting the practice of law for the benefit of Nigerians. It is also doubly satisfying when that interaction takes place here in Ilorin. I thank the Chairman, M.A.I Akande Esq, the Chairman Dinner Committee