Buhari congratulates Nigerian student Alumona on winning AFS Award

Buhari congratulates Nigerian student Alumona on winning AFS Award

By Ismaila Chafe, Abuja.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded Nigerian student, Noel Alumona, who won the 2022 AFS Award for Young Global Citizens, and became the first African to win the prize since its inception in 1914.

 

The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Monday in Abuja.

 

The award was presented to the Nigerian student during the International Youth Day organised by the United Nations (UN) Global Communications Department, the AFS Intercultural Programmes and The Youth Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York.

 

Buhari noted the responsiveness, kindness and sacrificial spirit of the Nigerian student.

 

Alumona, who is currently studying Special Education in Vanderbilt University, United States, has already established foundations to cater for the needs of physically challenged, vulnerable and less-privileged persons.

 

He is also an Obama Foundation Fellow, United States Institute of Peace Fellow, and United Nations Youth Assembly Delegate.

 

The president extolled Alumona for his outstanding character and dedication to helping others.

 

Buhari particularly lauded him for attracting global spotlight to Nigeria, in recognition of his vigorous campaign to end violence against women and girls through proper orientation of boys on responsible behaviour.

 

According to him, the student is on the right side of history, channelling his energy to encouraging and supporting others, while creating a framework for charity.

 

The president prayed that the Almighty God would continue to lead, guide and grant Alumona wisdom to serve his country and humanity.

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