A media organization, The Reporters Nigeria, has honoured the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro with its Man of the Year 2020 Award in recognition of the giant strides being recorded by the Fund under his stewardship.
Speaking while presenting the award at the TETFund Headquarters in Abuja recently, the Chairman of The Reporters Nigeria, Abdullahi Sabiu stated that as a responsible and credible media organization that has a constitutional duty to hold government accountable to the people and criticize when the need arises, it has found Prof. Bogoro a diligent public servant and patriotic Nigerian who truly deserved to be honoured.
He added that The Reporters Nigeria are interested in developmental journalism by which they draw the attention of readers to the activities and achievements of government officials, individuals and organizations who are doing their best to make the country proud.
According to Sabiu, it therefore became pertinent to recognize the giant strides of TETFund under the leadership of Prof. Bogoro, who he described as a respected educationist.
He added that his organization was particularly fascinated but not surprised by the Executive Secretary’s passion for education, human capital and infrastructural development in institutions of learning in Nigeria.
In his response, the Executive Secretary thanked the Management of The Reporters Nigeria for the award. He stated that it was heart-warming that his efforts are being recognized, particularly at a time when some individuals or groups seek faults rather than positivity in service to country and humanity.
Prof. Bogoro, again expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for his reinstatement in 2019 which was carried out on the recommendation of the Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and pledged his continued commitment to the service of the Nation and humanity.
It would be recalled that in 2020, Prof. Bogoro was named the Leadership Newspaper Public Service Person of the Year 2019 and also announced as one of the winners of BusinessDay Excellence in Public Service Awards 2019 alongside the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, Ministers and Heads of Government Agencies.