We Need More Of Anyim - Emir Bayero.
The former President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON, has been described by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, as a highly-regarded leader whose experience Nigeria needed to tap more from. The royal father made this statement on Sunday, 7th November, 2021 in Lagos during the presentation of the 2020 Zik's Prize for Political Leadership to Anyim who had been announced as the winner of the prize by the selection committee. Alhaji Ado Bayero who said that he considered the role of presenting the prize to Anyim as a great privilege and honour, appreciated the former Senate President who had equally served as Secretary to the Government of the Federation in the monumental award ceremony which attracted a broad spectrum of eminent Nigerians. The royal father expressed his belief that most people have high regard for Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and prayed for more of Anyim.
In Alhaji Bayero's words: "It is indeed a thing of privilege and honour to stand here and present this award on behalf of the organizers to somebody I have so much respect for; somebody I appreciate; and I believe most of us here have this high regards for the former Senate President. I pray that we'll have more of him around us so that we continue to tap from his experience and the experience of other statesmen."
While making the presentation, the Emir of Kano congratulated former Senate President Anyim and prayed for him. "On behalf of the organizers, I present the award for political leadership to one of our leaders, one of our hopes; and we pray that he will continue to live, so that we continue to tap from the experience of his life. Congratulations, sir; and God bless you," the royal father concluded.
Anyim Pius Anyim, a lawyer and politician from Ishiagu community in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, began to play critical roles in the Nigerian project early in life. Elected pioneer senator to represent Ebonyi South Senatorial District in 1999 at the age of 37, Anyim Pius Anyim who is also known as the gentle giant became the President of the Nigerian Senate in 2000 at the age of 39. In 2011 he was appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation at the golden age of 50. Anyim attained the rank of sexagenarians on 19th February, 2021. The 2020 Zik's Prize Awards for Political Leadership winner who is largely seen as a detribalized Nigerian declared his ambition to contest the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria on 30th October, 2021. So far, his presidential project has been gathering great momentum from every part of Nigeria.