The Arewa Youth Advocacy for Good Governance (AYAGG) organisation, has honoured the Rector, Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State, Engr. Dr. Aliyu Haruna Baba with an ‘Icon of Education Excellence’ award.

Presenting the award on behalf of AYAGG, the General Secretary, Ambassador Bashir Nasiru, said Engr. Dr. Aliyu Haruna Baba has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities in the first six months in office to merit the recognition and award.

Amb. Nasiru stated that the award is not meant to praise-sing or massage the ego of the Rector, rather, AYAGG is propelled by the desire to encourage him not to relent in efforts at repositioning and returning the institution to its glory days.

” It may interest the Polytechnic Community to know that we have continued to monitor this new Rector. We are abreast with what he is doing especially in striving to return the hitherto ‘Bida Standard’ in all ramifications. That is why in our mission to promote ‘ Good Governance’, we felt that this award will spur the Rector to sustain the tempo’, the Youth Leader explained.

Receiving the award on behalf of the Rector, the Deputy Rector Administration, Dr Henry Diko Koce, expressed delight that Engr. Aliyu Haruna Baba’s tireless efforts at repositioning the institution is getting noticed outside the Polytechnic.

Dr. Koce announced that the institution will work out ways to partner with AYAGG in areas of students’ mentorship, encouraging students to be job creators, combating cyber crime, drug abuse, examination malpractices, among many other vices.

The Deputy Rector lauded the group for being good ambassadors and representing the true Nigerian Youth.

AYAGG is a Northern Nigerian based Non- Governmental Organization(NGO), established in 2018 with membership spread across the 19 Northern States.

Its main mission is to promote good governance in the northern region, as well as to combat vices associated with youths, such as drug abuse, cyber crime, out of school malaise, examination malpractices, joblessness, restiveness, among others.