Bello Shagari, Davido, others bag 2018 Outstanding Youth Awards
The President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Mallam Bello Shagari among other notable young leaders in Nigeria have been voted 2018 outstanding youth for their significant contributions to youth development in the country.
The awards were at the instance of the 2018 Most Influential Young Nigerians in the 3rd edition of the annual ranking poll by international rating firm, Avance Media
The ranking which was launched in 2016 will also be awarding DMW boss and top Nigerian musician, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, Media personality and host of Keeping It Real with Adeola, Adeola Fayehun, top footballer, Ahmad Musa.
In his remarks shortly after the Award were announced, Comrade Bello Bala Shagari said the award is a clarion call for him to do much more in terms of Youth development and empowerment in Nigeria.
He urged the need for youths to engage themselves meaningfully in creative ventures stating that”since his assumption into office the Youth Council has continued to seek new ways through which Nigerian youths can be empowered.
Mallam Shagari who won the leadership category of the award, restated his commitment to non-partisan, all inclusive, responsive and will continue to protect the integrity, credibility of the organisation in the overall interest of Nigerian youth.
Mallam Shagari since his assumption of office as the President of the National Youth Council has received various prestigious awards of recognition and excellence. He bagged the United Nation’s award of excellence, 2018 youth icon of the year, and many others.
Sharing insights about this year’s polls, Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media mentioned; the ranking was instituted to highlight the works of young Nigerians who are contributing in diverse ways towards the advancement of development in Nigeria and across Africa.
The Pan African Youth Union President, Amb. Francine Muyumba in a felicitation message said Mallam Shagari is making African Youth Leaders proud and also commended him on the exemplary coordination and stability he has been able to establish in Nigerian’s youth organizations.