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Less than a year that the African Youth Parliament(AYP) bestowed Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Leadership award for Integrity and Transparency on the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debo Adeyewa, the apex body on youth matters in the continent again has conferred the Platinum award of the Golden Personality of the Year 2016 on him .
As a result of the award, he had joined other eminent personalities in the continent that had been inducted into Nelson Mandela's Hall of Fame by the youth body.
While delivering his address at the University Senate Chambers, the Speaker of the Parliament, His Excellency, Mr. Stephane Lihoue, a citizen of Cote D'ivoure, described the Vice-Chancellor as a patriot, nationalist, ideological pundit, amiable, reliable humanist and formidable partner in nation building.
He acknowledged the leadership role of Professor Adeyewa in engendering high-tech research in his institution and for advancing educational development not only in Nigeria but in Africa.
He noted that his parliament had watched with keen interest the various contributions the university made in safeguarding the health of the continent during Ebola disease outbreak in sub-Saharan Africa.
"Despite the lamentable and precarious situations in our continent which resulted from bad leadership and systematic corruption, there are still some individuals who have chosen to remain focus, resolute and upright in our society like the Vice-Chancellor", he stated.
The speaker explained that the parliament had attributed his selection for the award to his leadership style, handwork ,commitment to youth development and his adherence to the rule of law.
He urged the recipient not to see the award being conferred on him as celebration of performance but as a wake-up call to greater contributions to the society.
Responding to the honour done to him, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debo Adeyewa, thanked the organisation for the award without looking for monetary gains.
He dedicated the award to the management team, staff and students of the Redeemer's University. He specially acknowledged the role of the Redeemer's University Students' Association in generating positive public relations outlook for the institution.
He added that the award was possible because of the way RUNSA has been managing the reputation of the university both in their conducts and also on the social media platforms.