Sir Amadu Bello Foundation has urged 200 scholarship beneficiaries to always emulate the good virtues of late Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto.
The managing director of Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, Engineer Abubakar Umar Gambo made this call yesterday at the 2021 scholars mentorship forum held in Abuja.
Engr Gambo said, “We are here today to mentor 200 hundred out of the 800 scholars that honored Sir Ahmadu Bello scholarship scheme. Those 200 hundred are the ones that graduated and served, some of them have gone back to their post graduate masters, PhD while some are working.
“We have gathered them here to lecture on leadership and good governance so that they can be good members of the society, also imbibe the culture of love for one another.
“We are advising to be good citizens, they should shun violent, they should also shun all sort of social verses that would cause violence, disunity.
“We want them to be good ambassador of the name Amadu Bello whom we as a foundation are set up in the good virtual of his time. His love for one another, virtually everybody irrespective of tribe or religious.”
The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation was set up in 2009 to promote exemplary ideals and legacy of leadership and good governance of the late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir, Ahmadu Bello.
The foundation gives scholarships to students of northern extractions studying in institutions of higher learning in especially biased academic disciplines to promote the advancement and growth of the northern region.
The guest mentor Senator Ibrahim Shekarau said that the scholarship mentorship is aimed at creating and developing a new crop of leaders through mentorship on how to excel in different careers and fields of endeavours.
“SABF scholarship is also a mentorship scheme of the minds of the recipients to mould them in line with the virtues of late Sir, Ahmadu Bello, the Sardaunan Sokoto whose drive was the growth and development of the northern region,” Shekarau said.