HURIWA boss bags TRASI Africa award
The Trans-Africa Student’s Initiative (TRASI AFRICA) has presented the African Distinguished Personality Award to the Founder and National Coordinator of the Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA), Emmanuel Onwubiko.
Those who presented the award to Onwubiko in Abuja were Kobehi Kosa from the Universitie de Cocodi Ivory Coast; Ikhina Sameera from Espam Formation University, Republic of Benin; Hon. Francisca Totti from Universitie De Duala, Cameroon.
The Nigerian representatives were Senator Musa Abdulrauf; Igwe Franklin and Mohammed Ibrahim. Speaking at the event, the leader of the delegation who doubles as Secretary General of the African students’ union body, Mohammed Ibrahim described Onwubiko as an outstanding human rights activist.
Mohammed said TRASI Africa has since inception achieved her constituted aims and objectives of building, training and encouraging the teeming youths and students via taking part in and also organizing programmes and projects all over Africa.
He hinted that memberships of the organization cuts across 12 African countries including Gambia, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Liberia, Botswana, Cameroon, Republic of Benin, Togo and Ivory Coast.
Mohammed said Onwubiko, who was nominated during TRASI’s leadership roundtable discussion in recognition of his struggles and has proven to be a man of charisma who can stick out his neck for the cause he believes in.
He added: “TRASI Africa and the entirety of African Students has reckoned you as a man of courage who has zero tolerance for ineffectiveness, a seasoned intellectual with outstanding know-how techniques, a noble champion who not only is known for effective service delivery but one who campaigns for it.
“He is a patriotic Nigerian, a benevolent statesman who is ideologically focused in enhanced public service dispensation, societal development, nation building, intellectual guidance to acolytes and protégés under his jurisdiction.”