By Mohammed Lawal
Zaria – Dr Aminu Musa-Yusuf, the Director-General (DG), Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria, says every Nigerian has the right to live and work anywhere in the country.
Musa-Yusuf made the remark when the Niger-Delta APC Youth-Vanguard presented him an award of excellence recently in recognition of his selfless service to Nigeria.
A statement signed by NITT’s Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria, Kaduna State on Tuesday, quoted the DG as saying: “Nigeria is for all of us and therefore, every Nigerian has equal right to live and work anywhere in the country.
“That is why the institute religiously adhered to the principles of federal character during the last recruitment exercise.
“Every state of the federation was fairly represented and at the management level, the institute tried its best to capture every geopolitical zone.’’
Musa-Yusuf said it was also in pursuit of adequate regional spread and coverage that NITT recently established study centres in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Gombe; while that of Enugu was still in progress.
He noted that with the institute’s mandate to professionalise the transport industry, NITT was working assiduously towards including PhD programmes in its courses.
He thanked the Niger-Delta APC Youth Vanguard for the award, describing it as challenge to him to do more.
While dedicating the award to the institute, the DG assured the group of his readiness to redouble efforts towards the progress and development of the country.
Presenting the award, the National Coordinator of the vanguard, Mr Collins Obilor, said it was bestowed on the D-G because of his excellent service delivery to the country.
Obilor said the group “adopted and passed a vote of absolute confidence on Dr Aminu Musa-Yusuf who is a national role model worthy of emulation.’’
He pledged the group’s unflinching support to the DG to enable him succeed in carrying out his mandate.