42rd AGM: Sultan of Sokoto Urges Members of NIPSS Alumni to search for who can take Nigeria out of the woods in 2023.

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has  described this year 2022 as a pivotal year for Nigeria saying it is a year when all well meaning Nigerians including members of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI) should play a critical role in ensuring that those who come out for elections to rule the country are thoroughly scrutinized towards chosing those with the interest of all Nigerians at heart.


Delivering a goodwill message at the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of Natiinal Institute in Abuja on Saturday, the Sultan said, “As members of this distinguished Association, we should remember that we are working for humanity in our endeavours. 


“The year 2022 is a very important year in the history of this country. Let us not just sit on the fence. Let us at who can take us out of the woods and support such a person.


On funding for activities of AANI, Abubakar III who is also Chairman of the Heritage Council of the Association expressed concern over poor contributions from members with regards to payment of dues noting that the advocacy and humanitarian visits of the association to troubled and needy areas were being hampered.


Noting that many MNI’s were getting so many deserving appointments in our national life, the Sultan said, “You should not be surprised. This is because of their capability and capacity to achieve results in assigned tasks.

 
“So you must be proud to wear the MNI emblem. Infact, failure to wear our insignia should attrsct a fine on members


In his goodwill message, the Director General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS, Prof Ayo Omotosho expressed readiness with the Alumni to actualze its set objectives of making the society a better place.


“It is very important for members of the Alumni Association to ensure the survival of the National Institute.

This is because members of AANI are very important to the nation. You have a role to play to ensure that our nation survives all of its challenges”, the DG said.


Chairman of the organizing committee, Ambassador Emmanuel Obi Okafor while welcoming members to the NAF Conference Hotel, expressed joy st the massive turn out MNI’s including Lt. Gen Jeremiah Useni (rtd) and the Sultan after a long time.

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