The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Abdullahi Adamu asked those in leadership positions at all levels to serve the masses wholeheartedly.
He said they should extend patronage to the people, especially the poor.
He however cautioned public and political office holders against indulging in corrupt practices to please the people.
Adamu gave the advice in an address at a grand reception for a former Executive Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Maiwalima Mohammed Sani Haruna in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
He said: “When the Federal Government gives you appointment, the idea is to extend patronage to the people. The more you do to raise their standard of living, the better for the society.
” There is no position in which you cannot serve the masses. Neither Buhari nor Tinubu can give patronage to every citizen. Give patronage to the people but not through corrupt means. What people expect as patronage is good service delivery, provision of amenities, jobs and what will make life meaningful for them.
“Those in leadership positions must see it as a duty to patronize those who are not as privileged and as lucky as they are.
Adamu said Haruna was being celebrated for identifying with the state and the people when in office.
” This reception is an expression of gratitude to him. What he has done should be a lesson. If copying is not allowed elsewhere, here copying is allowed. Let us emulate Haruna.”
On his part, Haruna said the Students Loan Bill signed into law by the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will facilitate equal access to Education by Nigerian youths.
He said the President’s decision was timely to enable the youths to learn without constraints.
But he also urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to place priority on homegrown technology. He said only technology can ensure sustainable industrial development contained in Tinubu’s Renew Hope Agenda.
He said: :”Let me use this opportunity to commend President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, GCFR for signing the Students Loan Bill to facilitate quality affordable education towards poverty eradication and equal opportunities for the youth.
“This demonstrates Mr. President’s love for the youth and understanding of the role of education in nation building.”
Haruna pleaded with the President to place premium on homegrown technology to hasten the nation’s industrial development.
He added: “The determination of His Excellency, Mr. President to populate his cabinet with competent professionals with proven track records is undoubtedly a renewal of hope for the nation.
Editor’s note: L-R: The Deputy National Chairman (North) All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Abubakar Kyari, the celebrant and a former Executive Vice Chairman /Chief Executive of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Mohammed Sani Haruna(with an award plaque), the National Chairman of APC, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu and the Representative of Governor of Nasarawa State/Secretary to the state Government, Ubandoma Aliyu during the reception in honour of Prof. Haruna at New Keffi Hotel in Nasarawa State yesterday.