Senator Nora Daduut.

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos – Senator representing Plateau South, Nora Daduut has reiterated that she desires to empower women and youths towards developing their capacity in skills acquisition, and self-reliant business, and to make progress both in the public and private sectors.

She stated this after she was honoured with the Thomas Sankara Pan African Leadership Prize for Excellence as the Pan African Woman of Courage 2022.

The award was conferred on her by YOUPAD, a Pan-African Organisation with headquarters in Kigali with the vision to equip youths with leadership and entrepreneurship skills towards building an Africa with intellectually equipped youths that will represent a dynamic youth force in the global space.

A statement made available to newsmen in Jos said that the organisation’s President, Comr. Coulibaly Hameed from Ivory Coast led the delegation that comprised, the Secretary, Comr. Donald Kewul Daniel from Ghana, Comr. Pemambu Brenda from Cameroon and the Nigerian co-ordinator, Comr. Nwankwo Henry Nkem.

The President of the group, Hammed lauded Senator Prof. Dame Nora Daduut for the good work she is doing in her Senatorial District since she got elected into the National Assembly stating the award is in recognition of Senator Daduut’s efforts in community development and empowerment.

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He described Senator Daduut as a dogged politician who is passionate about the development of society, stressing that she has given special consideration to youths and women who are often victims of societal mishaps.

His words, “Our terms of reference for conferring this honour to your esteem person includes but not limited to your hard work and dedication to National service via academia and politics, high administrative acumen and selfless leadership ideology, positive transformation of the Plateau South Senatorial District since your assumption of office as a Senator.”

In her response, the Awardee, Senator Daduut expressed joy and gratitude to YOUPAD and the delegation for their important and prestigious International Award, saying she was humbled by the accolades as well as charitable words of encouragement by the President adding, “I desire to empower women and youths towards developing their capacity in skills acquisition, self-reliance business, building them both in public and private sectors… This award will no doubt encourage me to continue to do what I know best, contribute to the development of our nation and Africa.”