The Benue State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Hon. Bernard Unenge has been conferred with Icon of Nation Building award by the Northern Youth Parliament of Nigeria (NYPN) tagged NYPN 2022 Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Leadership Award of Excellence.
Presenting the award Monday at the Ministry’s headquarters in Makurdi, 13th president of the NYPN, Comrade Isa Ibrahim GCNS, said the honour done Hon. Unenge was in recognition of his youth friendly disposition, achievements in land administration and Solid Minerals development, peace building, community development, educational empowerment, quality assurance as well as mentorship through the instrumentality of Governor Samuel Ortom.
Comrade Ibrahim who solicited the support of the Hon. Commissioner to enable them sustain humanitarian services to Nigerians said, the Parliament visited Daudu IDP camp in Benue State, Riyom in Plateau State and Benishak in Borno State all within last year with relief materials. They also distributed 5000 exercise books across 19 Northern States, including FCT and sponsored 40 JAMB candidates 2 each from the 19 Northern States and FCT. He added that NYPN is into advocacy against social vices like prostitution, thuggery, vandalism, rape and kidnapping.
Responding, Commissioner of Lands Survey and Solid Minerals, Hon. Bernard Unenge, who received the award through his Media Aide, Comrade Jacob Shom, appreciated NYPN for the honour and attributed the successes recorded in the Ministry to Governor Samuel Ortom.
Hon. Unenge who encouraged the youths group to continue to impact positively on the society urged them to eschew social vices.
He disclosed that, land administration in Benue State has been fully digitalized and the entire State captured using aerial photos.