A group, Northern Youth Progressive Forum, has honoured the Leader of Reformed Ogboni Fraternity (ROF), Chief Francis Meshioye, for positively affecting lives of youths and less privileged in the society.
Presenting the award at a ceremony in Lagos on Saturday, Vice President of the forum, Dr Abdulmalik Jamil, said Meshioye was awarded “Garkuwa Matasan Nijeria” meaning, “A Shield to Nigeria Youths.”
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Chief Francis Meshioye is the Supreme Leader of Reformed Ogboni Fraternity in Nigeria.
He eulogised Meshioye for his selfless humanitarian service and upholding of Africa traditions and culture.
According to the group, Meshioye is always supporting the less privilege, youth emancipation and human capital development.
He said that the forum, established in 2009, identified with well-meaning Nigerians that were playing leading role in the lives of the masses, especially, the vulnerable.
He said that the organisation had branches in 19 states across the country.
In his response, Meshioye expressed appreciations for the award and promised to continue to do his best for the betterment of the people.
“The reward for hard work is more work. I will double up to do more in impacting lives positively,” he said.
Meshioye said that Nigeria has a rich culture and tradition to be reckoned with it.
“Other foreign countries eye the unique cultural values of Nigeria. Therefore, Nigeria government should leverage on this quality to develop the nation, ” he said.
He said that Nigerian culture and traditions were capable of generating huge revenues for the country if properly utilised. (NAN)