The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi has received the RHANAS Global Peace Humanitarian Award in recognition of his exemplary efforts in substantially improving the lives of others and for his significant contributions in Peace and Humanitarian services around the world.
The International service award was bestowed on the Deputy Speaker in the United Kingdom at the Royal Mercure Hotel for his active and leading involvement in human development through his various human empowerment and development drives cum education. Other areas where the Deputy Speaker has shown capacity, exemplary leadership and leading involvement includes: disaster relief, refugee assistance, civil society, equitable economic development, health, environment, population, or public policy.
The Deputy Speaker who was astonished by the international recognition said : “I feel so honoured for this international Award and promise to always be committed in working throughout the coming years to advance these most noble ideals, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.”
He also called on the international rescue committee and other international organizations to double effort in reintegrating persons that have been challenged and displaced as a result of war and other social disorders especially in West Africa and Nigeria in Particular.
“I will use this opportunity to ask The United Kingdom Government to help the refugees crisis where possible”; he added.
RHANAS Director, Dr. Salinder Supri shortly before the award presentation said: “the Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in support of Non Government Organisations (NGO’s) and the people they serve in the developing world who carry out their work effectively in their own home countries or regions. The purpose of the Award seeks to honour these individuals for their bravery and commitment to the most vulnerable populations around the world”.
Dr Salinder, also said that the award was to embolden the Deputy a speaker to do more and applauded his practical involvement in human empowerment thus far. ” The Award is a call to service not just to one’s own country alone but to the world at large which has now become a global village where we must all join hands in partnership for Peace in making it a more better and safer place”; he said.