The American University of Nigeria, (AUN), Yola, Adamawa State, on Monday held a swearing in ceremony for members of its Student Government Association, (SGA).
The event, which took place at the commencement hall lobby, was witnessed by a cross section of faculty, staff and students of the university.
It was the Assistant Director, Office of Students Activities and Involvement, Sesugh Annger, who declared the ceremony opened.
But in a speech, the Student Government Association’s Advisor, Anthony Okoji thanked the outgoing executive for their endless hard work, dedication and contribution to the university.
“I’ll miss the outgoing SGA team. They were very dynamic and hardworking. I hope they continue with this gesture and I hope the new team would learn from them,” Mr. Okoji said.
Byron Bullock, dean of student affairs awarded the out-going SGA executive certificates of appreciation.
Mr. Bullock formerly presented the newly-elected student leaders to the university and urged them to be good ambassadors, not only of students but the university, too.
He introduced Bapullo Abdulrahman as the new SGA president; Yusuf Idris as the vice president; Abacha Tahir as treasurer and Akim John as the public relations officer.
In a vote of thanks, however, Mr. Abdulrahman promised to provide quality leadership to the students and urged them to support the new team.
“It is true that perfect leaders don’t exist. Please understand that I am a mortal being and I make mistakes,” said Abdulrahaman.
“But I intend to serve you all and lead with passion, integrity and creativity. Your smart decision has brought in a smart team of leaders and surely will lead to quality representation.”
By Georgina Bako and Wadi Ishaku