Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has received an award from Progressive Councilors Forum (PCF), an association of past and present elected councilors.
The award, known as Warrior of the Truth and Tangible Development, was initiated by the group led by the Chairman, Hon. Sunday Yusuf Achor.
The chairman said that the decision to recognize Adesina stemmed from his efforts at ensuring effective communication at all times, adding that the decision was collective.
He said that the organization will continue to support the work of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
“We are the closest elected officials to the people. We are custodians of the people. Our association consists of both serving and past councilors. Our coming here is a child of necessity putting into consideration your antecedents.
“We see you as a warrior of truth and tangible development and have decided to give you this award as an encouragement. We will partner with you to translate information into languages that the ordinary people will understand.”
Achor praised the Presidential spokesman for always standing for the truth, adding that most of his sacrifices and dedication to informing people on what is right and fair will be appreciated by many, while others will be more candid in assessment after he has left the office.
Responding, Femi Adesina assured that President Buhari will continue to work for the progress of the country, with a focus on leaving behind stronger democratic institutions and culture that will continue to drive development.
He said that the President remains focused on the goal of a greater Nigeria, delivering the gains of democracy to every citizen and working with organizations, particularly those directly involved with the grassroots to promote good governance and development.
“We will continue to support anything that will strengthen democracy. We will continue to be part of anything that will ensure progress for the work of the President.”
Adesina assured the PCF that the administration will also welcome partnerships that will propagate the policies and actions of President Buhari’s government, especially in communities.