The Union also described NCC as a pre-eminent regulatory authority in Africa.
Gratified by NCC’s consistent uncommon initiatives, programmes and projects geared towards operational efficiency and regulatory excellence, the legislative arm of WASU declared that it considered it an obligation to put on record the phenomenal achievements of NCC as a historical note.
Lead by Abdullahi Shaiban (Ghanaian), Clerk of the Parliament who represented the Speaker, the WASU Parliament delegation also include Hon. Kobehi Kossa, Majority Leader; Francisca Totti (Ivorien), Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Gender Matters; Faruk Mohammed, Delegate (Cameruonian); Sadiq Abdulkareem, Delegate (Nigerian); and the Nigerian Coordinator of the Parliament Nurudeen Yakubu.
Shaiban noted that the award to Ojobo is fitting because of the consistency, passion, hope and optimism that underlie Ojobo’s communication style.
The WASU Parliament says these attributes of Ojobo rekindle in the younger generation the Pan-African spirit of commitment to duty and to crave for achievement in any sector one may find himself.
Ojobo thanked WASU Parliament for the honour noting that it will spur the Commission to reach for greater heights.
He promised to convey the Union’s message to the EVC, whom he said had led the Management of the Commission towards concrete achievements of the NCC mandate.
Oladipo Solanke, who formed WASU in 1925, was born in Abeokuta in 1886.
He attended the St. Andrew’s Training Institution Oyo, and later Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone.
He also studied at the University College London.