By Awayi Kuje
Keffi (Nasarawa State) – The Keffi Old Boys Association (KOBA), an umbrella body of ex-students of Government College, Keffi, Nasarawa State, has conferred posthumous awards on late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua and 10 others.
The posthumous awards were for their contributions to the development of the school and the nation at large.
Acting President General, KOBA, Prof. Bello Salim while presenting the awards on Saturday in Keffi during the KOBA 70th anniversary, said such honours were meant for committed members of the association who have died.
Salim urged members of the association to continue to contribute positively to the development of the school and Nigeria at large.
” The presentation of these posthumous awards is one of the activities of KOBA 70th anniversary.
” This is to honour our committed members who provided service to the nation, Government College, Keffi and humanity in general.
“It is good to honour those who have distinguished themselves in providing services to the nation, this school and humanity while alive.
” It is in view of this that the association honours the following people with the posthumous awards.
“President Umar Musa Yar’Adua, General Emmanuel Abisoye, our KOBA President General, Alhaji Muhammadu Chindo Yamusa 11, the late Emir of Keffi, Gov. Aper Aku, Dr Dalhatu Araf, Mr Victor Pam.
“Others are, Abdulkadir Oniyangi, Engr. Tunde Oyelola, Barr. Musa Usman Ibrahim, Alhaji Abdul Abubakar and Engr. Sule Danladi, ” he said.
He said the association would continue to honour members who were committed and contributed positively to the development of the school and the country at large.
The acting president general urged students of the college and other students to take their studies with all seriousness in order to excel in life.
Also speaking, Mr Sam Israel, the KOBA Anniversary Secretary, who is the Nasarawa State Chapter President of Keffi Old Boys Association (KOBA) lauded members for their contributions toward infrastructural development at the school.
He said the students of the school would remain grateful, adding that the service rendered by the Old boys would go a long way in boosting the standard of education of the school.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Andrew Yakubu, former Managing Director, NNPC, Inuwa Jibrin, a veteran Journalist, Prof Maikano Ari, Prof Victor Dugga, AVM Biodun Daniel (rtd) among others were in attendance.
NAN also reports that part of activities for the anniversary was a there novelty match between the old boys and current students which ended 2:0 in favour of the old boys.
The almumni thereafter, presented two sets of Jerseys and two balls to the school to the students.