By Ibraheem Solahudeen.
Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi was yesterday, Tuesday, awarded a certificate of honour for his dedication to educational development, especially in Kwara State.
Leading his team to present the award, the Founder of Saving Dreams Foundation, Abdulkareem Abdullateef said the Organization was impressed with the absolute commitment displayed by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi to all issues that concern education and learning in general.
Making reference to the mentorship programme recently initiated by Bolaji Abdullahi, Abdullateef, who requested for the inclusion of members of his Foundation as beneficiaries (mentees), said the programme gives opportunity to “young people to learn as much as they can from the wealth of experience of the former minister.”
Responding, Abdullahi thanked the Founder and members of Saving Dreams Foundation, assuring them of a continuous support for education and youth development in general.
“Learning is critical and vital. People like us are where we are today because of God and the benefit of education. I thank, most sincerely, all of you at the Saving Dreams Foundation for this honour and I assure you that I will continue to do more Insha Allah,” the former minister said.
Meanwhile, in a related development, the executive members of the Ubandawaki Youth Development Association (UYDA) have also commended the contributions of Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi to the growth of the community.
During a courtesy visit to his residence, the executive members of the association said they were visiting to interview the former minister in order to feature him in their forthcoming magazine, noting that he is one of the prides of the Ubandawaki community.
Mallam Abdullahi, while thanking the UYDA members for their visit, called on individuals and corporate bodies to support development at the community level. He, thereafter, answered specific questions from his visitors, especially those bothering on his public service experience.