The University of Ibadan Muslim Graduates Association (UIMGA) has honoured Vice President Kashim Shettima, Senator Sharafadeen Alli (APC-Oyo South) and Senator Yunus Akintunde (APC-Oyo Central) for their selfless service to humanity.
Akeem Abas, Special Adviser (Media) to Senator Alli, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday.
The trio with 21 others were honoured for their sterling accomplishments, worthy ambassadorial services and contributions to the development of the university, their senatorial districts and the country.
The association recognised and acknowledged the dedication and leadership of the vice president, saying it reflected his commitment to making a positive impact.
Shettima was represented by the Special Assistant to the President on Special Duties, Office of the Vice President, Alhaji Jamiu MKO-Abiola.
He emphasised the importance of education and collaboration in propelling the nation towards a brighter future.
The vice president paid tribute to the University of Ibadan for shaping his worldview and instilling in him the values of public service.
Alli, the Chairman Senate Committee on Electoral Matters, expressed gratitude for the recognition, saying it served as validation for his efforts in public service.
He said the award would strengthen his resolve and commitment to continue working tirelessly for the betterment of his constituents and the nation as a whole.
Alhaji idris Ismail from Ile-Ajeja, Oje in Ibadan, congratulated the awardees for their sterling accomplishments and unwavering dedication.
He said the award was an acknowledgment of Alli and Akintunde’s sterling leadership roles in their various constituencies, including alumni platforms.
“Their accomplishments and unwavering dedication have made significant difference in their respective fields. It has also brought pride to the University of Ibadan.
“I congratulate each of the awardees while encouraging them to do more in the service of Allah, nation-building and cause of humanity at large,” he said.
Among other awardees were Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba (Prof.) Saka Matemilola; Onigbogbo of Igbogbo, Oba Semiudeen Kasali and Professor Amudalat Olaniyan, wife of a former deputy governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan.