ZAMFARA, Nigeria – Arewa Youths Congress of Nigeria (AYCN) has honoured the Presidential aspirant of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof Peter Umeadi, with the Hasken Matasan Arewa, meaning ‘The Light of Northern Youth’.
The award was given on Wednesday by the President of AYCN, Alhaji Rilwan Musa Daura; the Vice President, Ambassador Mohammed Abdullahi Usman; and the Secretary, Matthew Narnkin, at the country home of the APGA Presidential aspirant at Agu Ukwu Nri, Aniocha Local Government of Anambra State.
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This is the second of such recognition and honour from the northern part of the country to be received by the jurist.
The first was ‘Yandakan Yanware’, from Yanware District Head, in Tsafe Emirate Council of Zamfara State.
The President of AYCN said: “We have decided to recognise you with the Arewa Excellence Award and to decorate you as the Hasken Matassen Arewa because your conduct in both private and official capacities have defined what we in Arewa stand to represent, and you are a motivation to us the Arewa youths.
“Building synergy in the quest for national progress needs people of integrity, diligence, dedication to service, love for humanity, professional excellence and people with positively modelled character like your person.
“This is a demonstration of our interest in your person to lead this country come 2023,” they said.
In his response, Prof Umeadi, who recounted the good old days in Nigeria when the North formed progressive alliances with the East, and pledged to sustain those ideals of unity that has held Nigerians together.