Students of the West African Sub-Region under the auspices of the West African Students’ Union (WASU) have honored Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State with the “Chief Custodian of WASU in Nigeria” award.

Presenting the award to Governor Ugwuanyi at Government House, Enugu, Comrade Romans Pillah, the President of WASU, stated that the honor recognized the Governor’s dedication to peace and good governance, as well as his kind attitude to education. and well-being of students “in the national and regional student leadership structure and support for leaders of the Enugu State extraction at various levels including Comrade Chidi Ilogebe – immediately past NANS president and others”.

Pillah expressed delight at the governor’s leadership role in providing a platform for student leaders from Enugu State to excel, stressing that “our study has proven that your leadership has benefited the national and regional student leadership structure”.


The WASU president told Ugwuanyi that the award was also “a recognition of your tremendous/consistent empowerment of students/youth, the community and humanity at large in Nigeria and beyond”.

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The WASU president, who was joined by other leaders of the body, explained that their mission to Enugu state was an invitation to come and raise the WASU flag in Nigeria, and revealed that the central office in Nigeria is run by the state. hosted.

Shortly after the event, Comrade Pillah spoke to journalists: “Once we completed the assignment, we moved and found that the governor of this state (Ugwuanyi) has done so much for students and other areas of social development.

“And it was wise that we came to identify with him so that we take back the message of what he did as governor in Nigeria.

“After discovering that he is one of the top performing governors in Nigeria in terms of education, promotion of student welfare and sponsorship, we awarded him the Chief Custodian of WASU because this is our constituency and our community.

“Anyone who does good to our community deserves appreciation and we couldn’t do better than bestow on him (Ugwuanyi) as the chief custodian of WASU in Nigeria”.

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The student leaders therefore urged Governor Ugwuanyi to remain focused and committed to his unusual leadership style that has anchored peace and good governance in Enugu state, and wished him success in his efforts.

In response, Governor Ugwuanyi, who welcomed WASU leaders to Enugu state, thanked them for the honor and encouraged them to continue to promote peace and regional integration, as well as other stated goals of the body focused on the well-being of the students.

WASU member states include Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Ivory Coast.

Others include Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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