Agboarumi, SAHCO MD charges youth to be steadfast in their actions


…wins Africa’s personality award 

Segun Oladipupo   |  

The Managing Director of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO), Mr.Basil Agboarumi  has urged the youth to be steadfast in their dealings saying there are rewards for every action.

Agboarumi gave the charge when the League of African Development Students (LEADS) honoured him with Africa’s Personality award in Lagos, recently.

LEADS is the umbrella body for all Democratic Students Unions in Africa which started in 1985 at the Bayero University, Kano with the objective of sensitizing its members on Development of Best Practices and now represents 25 countries in Africa.

Secretary-General of LEADS, Osisiogu Osike while presenting the award at the SAHCO corporate headquarters in Lagos, stated that the organization’s quest for role models led the team to Basil Agboarumi who they described as a rare gem and a role model to the youths in Africa, having steered SAHCO to greatness in the past two years.

In his words “In doing this, we seek to find ourselves Role Models, Outstanding Institutions and Mentors in life as we found in Skyway Aviation  Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC and her Managing Director/ CEO, Basil Agboarumi. 

He described the MD as a renowned Corporate and Public Affairs person per excellence who midwifed the re-branding of SAHCO, adding that he had an impressive and exemplary antecedence in Aviation Ground Handling practice, having had a vibrant, dynamic and remarkable two decades of immense contributions and indeed, oversight assignments. 

“His sincere commitment to utmost innovation, reliability and professionalism in the subsector stands him out from his contemporaries.”

Also speaking at the event, Okpebuo Jennifer, Director of Gender, LEADS Africa, commended Agboarumi’s capacity and proficiency in private and public service, philanthropy and other assignments and ideas generation and implementation, describing him as a patriotic Nigerian technocrat, an Innovative and gallant public Servant, diligent,  amiable, intelligent and humble patriot of  impeccable antecedence.” 

She stated that LEADS was at the head office to celebrate the culmination of his superlative service history as “Africa’s patriotic personality of the year.

Responding to the award, the awardee, Basil Agboarumi thanked LEADS Africa for finding him worthy of recognition. 

He dedicated the award to God, then to all staff and Management of  SAHCO PLC for working hard to ensure safe, speedy and efficient Aviation Ground Handling Services to clients. 

He urged the youths to be steadfast in their dealings because there are rewards for every action.

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