National Youth Congress honors Akanbi Hamzat for grassroots development


Akanbi Hamzat, vice president of Ifako-Ijaiye LGA in Lagos, received an award of excellence from the National Youth Congress (NYC).

He was honored at a conference and awards ceremony hosted by the congress on Thursday in Abuja.

Hamzat is the presidential candidate of the Congress of All Progressives (APC) for Ifako-Ijaiye LGA in the upcoming state municipal elections.

Speaking at the event, Blessing Akinlosotu, President of New York, noted that Hamzat had been singled out for honor among hundreds of locally elected officials across the country because of his many grassroots development advances. in the LGA of Ifako-Ijaiye and the southwest.

Blessing said # Waka2Cure – a Hamzat-sponsored project that offers a free medical rehabilitation program for people with arthritis, stroke, cerebral palsy and has more than 1,000 beneficiaries – was a criterion for the award.

“Both classical and international medical solutions have been provided with many positive testimonials after the treatment process of the medical awareness program. It is the first of its kind in southwestern Nigeria, hosted at Ifako-Ijaiye LGA and sponsored by this young man, Prince Usman, ”he said.

Hamzat is also the secretary of the Association of Vice-Presidents of Local Governments of South West Nigeria.

The event brought together dignitaries from across the country, including Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State; James Faleke, member of the House of Representatives who represented Bola Tinubu, national president of the APC; and Chukwemeka Nwajuba, Minister of State for Education.