Buhari, Tinubu get APC awards in UK

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has been bestowed the Nation Builder Award at an event organised by the All Progressives Congress, United Kingdom chapter, celebrate Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary in London.

The chapter’s Publicity Secretary, Jacob Ogunseye, said this in a statement made available the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

He said that the party’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu, was also nominated for the Leadership Award at the event held on October 2, at Dorchester Hotel, London, UK.

According the statement, despite the country’s present challenges, her future looks convincingly bright, adding that Independence Day should be seen as a day for reflection on the country’s past, work on the present and plan for the future.

“It is a time rework, re-jig, revamp and re-engineer the country for economic eldorado and structural workability to guarantee good living standards for the entire citizenry,” the statement quoted him as saying.

The APC UK leader noted that Nigeria might not be where it ought be as a country, but it is not where it used to be.

“We have left the sorry and perilous state we were and are now making considerable progress a new re-invigorated and re-energised military force.

“A time was in this country that the entire nation was under siege and had over 27 of her local under the control of terrorists, but today, the story is entirely different.

“All thanks the -led administration, and many accolades to our gallant military officers who have continued to put their lives in the line of danger for all to live,” Omole said.