OSINBAJO CONFERS 2017 MERIT AWARD ON ADESINA, ONOBRAKPEYA

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday conferred the 2017 Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) on Prof. Adesoji Adesina and Mr. Bruce Onobrakpeya at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

At the yearly award ceremony that comes up every first Thursday of every December, Osinbajo lauded the research and intellectual qualities of the recipients, stressing that the Federal Government would continue to support research innovation in the country.

According to him, posterity would not forgive government functionaries if they fail to provide support for research activities, noting that every winner of NNMA was unique. He described the recipients as “milestones of Nigeria’s checkered history.”