The National Union of Benin Students (NUBS), Auchi Polytechnic chapter and Edo Patriotic Youth Forum (EPYF) last Thursday in Benin honoured Mr Friday Ogieriakh, member representing Orihonmwon with an award of excellence.
Presenting the award, the President of NUBS, Mr David Obasuyi, said the lawmaker has remained a reference point on good governance, diplomacy and a rallying point for all Orihonmwon youths.
Obasuyi noted that the union was particularly proud of Ogieriakhi landmark achievements and remarkable leadership qualities.
He said the lawmaker had demonstrated a strong political will in accelerating the growth and development of Edo state and Orihomwon constituency in particular.
“We are here to identify with you as great achiever and being the most vibrant lawmaker in the Assembly and to say thank you for your support and role in bringing Orihonmwon to limelight.”
Mr Stephen Osiagie, who led the EPYF to the award ceremony, said the youth were particularly happy with the lawmaker in ensuring that youths were not left out of the ongoing developmental process in the state.
Responding, Ogieriakhi , who is also the chairman House Committee on Oil and Gas and Security, thanked the groups for the honour and promised to put in greater effort in the Edo project.
Ogieriakh noted that Oshiomhole development stride brought progess to Orihonmwon; a constituency, which, he said, was marginalised by past administrations.
He called on students to remain good ambassadors of Benin cultural heritage, adding that the Benins were known for truth, justice and fairness.