The Arewa Students and Youth Council of Nigeria (ASYCN), on Tuesday, vowed to work against crime and make the indivisibility of the country its priority.
Mr Awal Muhammad, the ASYCN President, made this vow while giving an award of excellence to Mr Christopher Emefiele, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), De-mes Property Limited in Abuja.
The award, which was tagged: ‘Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Leadership Award’ was conferred on Emefiele as a Grand Commander of Northern youths.
He expressed the commitment of the union to a united Nigeria and the willingness to partner with security agencies in order to reduce crime, especially in northern Nigeria.
Muhammad said the recipient of the award had shown commitment to the Nigeria project; hence, the ASYCN deemed it fit to honour him because of his patriotism.
According to him, the award is given to Emefiele for his outstanding contribution towards nation building, having done our investigation about him and his contributions to the country,.
“We usually make thorough investigation before we give out the award and we do not just give to everybody,” he said.
Emefeile expressed happiness in the award and said that the unity of the country remained non-negotiable, stressing that the era of discrimination among Nigerians should be over.
“I believe in one Nigeria, the misdeeds of some of our past leaders will be corrected by the youth and it is the youth, who will chart a new course for the development of this country.
“Other developed countries have lived together irrespective of differences in religion, our unity is a dream that must come true,” he said.